Since a very early age, I knew that science was the subject for me. 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.
In pursuit of this dream, I embarked on my PhD journey at the University of Aberdeen in 2000 and four years later I crossed the border to Newcastle to start my first post-doc position. Here, I 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 found I really enjoyed writing up and presenting my research and, after a few years as a research fellow, in 2012 I decided that a slight change of career was a must.
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, The Munich Eye, Lab Times, Decoded Science and others.
After moving around in the UK for a while, I now 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.
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