Science has always been my passion and I was lucky to have a chemist dad who dutifully answered all my "why" and "how" questions during childhood.
Years later, among biology and chemistry exams at University, I developed a keen sense for scientific research and, in pursuit of this dream, I embarked on my PhD journey at the University of Aberdeen in 2000.
Four years later I crossed the border to Newcastle to start my first post-doc position, and quickly found myself fully immersed in Western Blots, RNA-tagged GFP fluorescence and oocyte microinjections.
These projects allowed me to experience the daunting process of writing several manuscripts to be published in high impact journals, including Nature Cell Biology. However, I discovered I really enjoyed the process and after a few years as a research fellow, I decided that a career change was needed.
I’m now a full-time freelance science writer, with a particular passion for biology, genetics and animal behaviour. I spend most of my time reading and writing science articles for several news outlets, including Science NOW, Lab Times, Decoded Science and others.
After moving around in the UK for a while, I currently live with my husband and two young children in the Highlands of Scotland. When not working, I can be found trying to get friendly with the ‘locals’, from deer to seals, otters or even sea eagles, or simply enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Argyll and Bute, UK
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