Tag: #DisabledinSTEM

Unique Scientist: Helen Rottier

Time to meet Helen Rottier (She/her)! Helen is a PhD student in disability studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute on Disability and Human Development in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a PhD student in disability studies, and my research and community leadership is focused on academic access,…

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Unique Scientist: Kendyll Burnell

Time to meet Kendyll Burnell (She/her)! Kendyll is a research technician at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA! She studies synaptic plasticity in the visual cortex and is currently applying to doctoral programs in neurosciences! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a research technician at MIT, studying synaptic plasticity in the visual…

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Unique Scientist: Jerusha Mather

Time to meet Jerusha Mather! Jerusha is originally from Sri Lanka and currently a PhD student in the field of neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia! What kind of scientist are you? I am a neuroscientist from Melbourne, Australia. I am investigating strength training and anodal transcranial direct current stimulation in adults with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy.…

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Unique Scientist: Samuel J. Dymerski

Time to meet Samuel J. Dymerski (They/them or He/him)! Samuel‘s background is in English and systems sciences and is currently interested in plant bioinformatics! What kind of scientist are you? This is a tough question, because I’m currently between fields. I received my bachelor’s degree in English and systems sciences, where I focused heavily on…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Jackie Moy

Time to meet Dr. Jackie Moy (She/her)! Dr. Moy is a cancer biologist by training and currently a medical publications manager and writer for a global medical communications agency! What kind of scientist are you? I recently completed my PhD in cancer biology. My work focused on understanding the genetic differences that contribute to prostate…

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Unique Scientist: Katie Walsh

Time to meet Katie Walsh (She/her)! Katie is an undergraduate student and is interested in chemistry and education at Lesley University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m an undergrad biology major, but I self-identify as a chemist and a chem education researcher. That sounds wild, but hear me out: my university…

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Unique Scientist: Timmy Le

Let’s all welcome Timmy Le (He/him) to our UniqueFamily! Timmy is neuroscientist currently working towards his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a neuroscientist and currently a Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. During my Graduate Masters…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Rich Boden

Time to meet Dr. Rich Boden (He/Him)! Dr. Boden is a physiologist, chemist, and taxonomist, who runs his own lab in the UK at The University of Plymouth. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a physiologist, chemist, and taxonomist mostly concerned with the Bacteria and Archaea – especially those involved in sulfur and metal…

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Unique Scientist: Emma Tung Corcoran

Say hello to Emma Tung Corcoran (She/her/they/them)! Emma is a biologist from the USA that focuses on epigenetics. What kind of scientist are you? I am researching epigenetics, which is the study of heritable factors other than DNA sequence that regulate different cellular processes. Specifically, I study how epigenetics regulates genome stability and prevents the…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Sophia Frentz

Meet the inspirational Dr. Sophia Frentz (they/them)! Sophia is originally from New Zealand and currently lives in Australia! What kind of scientist are you? My background is in biology (PhD in mitochondrial diseases) but I now work on the technology side as a technology strategy and transformation consultant at Deloitte. As part of this I…

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Unique Scientist: Daisy Shearer

Meet the phenomenal Daisy Shearer (She/her)! Daisy is originally from England and is working towards her PhD at the University of Surrey! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a physics PhD student at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute. My research focuses on finding new ways to manipulate and control the spin state…

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