Tag: #FirstGen

Unique Scientist: Jacob Shurba

Time to meet Jacob (Jake) Shurba (He/him)! Jake is a population and wildlife disease ecologist working towards his Master’s degree at Clemson University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a MS student at Clemson University studying wood duck population and habitat ecology but my background and passion is wildlife diseases…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Samantha Wilson

Let’s welcome Dr. Samantha Wilson (She/her) and her daughter ‘Franki‘ (after Rosalind Franklin!) the corgi to our family! Dr. Wilson is a geneticist and computational biologist at University Health Network in Canada! What kind of scientist are you? I am a geneticist by training, computational biologist by peer pressure. Currently, I’m using a chemical modification…

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Unique Scientist: Adelaide Tovar

Time to meet Adelaide Tovar (She/her/they/them). Adelaide is a systems geneticist and immunologist earning her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a systems geneticist and immunologist. The focus of my research is investigating how genetic and environmental factors individually and…

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Unique Scientist: Alyssa Brunal-Brown

Time to meet Alyssa Brunal-Brown (She/her)! Alyssa is a neuroscientist working towards her PhD at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Virginia Tech! What kind of scientist are you? I am a 4th year Translational Biology Medicine and Health PhD student studying electrical synapses and the development of seizures What made you want to become…

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Unique Scientist: Sam Murphy

Time to meet Sam Murphy (She/her)! Sam is a virologist interested in how viruses modulate cellular immune responses in order to avoid detection and destruction. She is working towards her PhD at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and an active science communicator on social media. What kind of scientist are you? I am a PhD candidate…

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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. Jacob Dums

Time to meet Dr. Jacob Dums (He/him)! Dr. Dums is a plant biologist and phycologist by training and currently a postdoctoral researcher studying viral and microbial ecology at the University of Delaware in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a postdoctoral researcher studying viral and microbial ecology. I mostly study the…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Michael Harris-Love

Time to meet Dr. Michael Harris-Love (He/him)! Dr. Harris-Love is a rehabilitation scientist with clinical training as a physical therapist and post-doctoral training in clinical trials research in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a rehabilitation scientist with clinical training as a physical therapist and post-doctoral training in clinical trials research. My…

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Unique Scientist: James McGee

Let’s welcome James McGee (He/him)! James is a graduate student at the Pennsylvania State University in the USA and his background is in cell biology of parasites! What kind of scientist are you? My research background has been on the cell biology of Plasmodium falciparum (the parasite that causes malaria), specifically on cell division and…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Sarah Cook

Time to introduce #UniqueScientist Dr. Sarah Cook (She/her)! Dr. Cook is a immunologist from the United Kingdom currently working at the University of California, Davis in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am an immunologist who studies how the immune system is activated. Specifically, one cell of your immune system, the B…

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Unique Scientist: Arik Hartmann

Want to meet a cool herpetologist? Say hi to Arik Harmann (He/him)! Arik is a graduate student at the University of Florida in the USA interested in amphibian and reptile disease ecology! What kind of scientist are you? I am an early career herpetologist! I am interested in amphibian and reptile disease and I’m currently…

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Unique Scientist: Nathasia M. Muwanigwa

Say hello to Nathasia Mudiwa Muwanigwa (She/her)! Nathasia is a neuroscience/cellular biology PhD researcher at the University of Luxembourg in Europe! She is originally from Zimbabwe, Africa! What kind of scientist are you? I am a neuroscience/cellular biology PhD researcher, and I grow brains! Well, sort of–my project focuses on using the potential of human…

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Unique Scientist: Samantha Garza

Time to meet Samantha Garza (She/her)! Sam is a biomedical scientist by training who currently working at Duke’s Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (@DukeCHPIR) in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I have a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. I have worked on orthopaedics and medical genetics clinical research. I…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Jaye Gardiner

Say hello to Dr. Jaye Gardiner (She/Her)! Jaye lives in the USA where she works at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a lot of things! I suppose, first I am a postdoctoral researcher studying pancreatic cancer’s tumor microenvironment – that is, the surrounding non-tumor cells…

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