About me

I’m a scientist…and a girl!

I read my first degree in molecular biology and genetics at the University of East Anglia and completed my PhD at University College London.ย I stayed in London and spent my post-doctoral years at King’s College London trying to understand how the nervous system is wired, using fruit flies as a model.

I now call the University of Greenwich home and have many plans for my future there, these include continuing my research into wiring of the nervous system.

All the views expressed here are strictly my own ๐Ÿ˜‰ and in case you’re wondering the image is a night jay and was kindly provided by Elizabeth Alsbury.

6 Responses to About me

  1. Jan says:

    Samantha Alsbury is so COOOOOOOOL ! and I am so pleased to see that you’re “Rockin’ All Over The World” and inspiring your ‘fellows’ to do the same.

  2. Thanks Jan, everyone’s being amazingly kind ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Di says:

    Awesome!!!!!!!

  4. Sunila says:

    Hi Science Girl! Great blog! So glad to have stumbled upon your site. It’s wonderful to hear of your successes in the science field. I work in high school education, and though I’m neither a scientist nor a science teacher, I’m always trying to find ways to incorporate various STEM concepts into courses. With blogs like yours that encourage and inspire, we can be sure that more girls will enter these fields.

    BTW, I’m more of a techie fangirl (total robot geek) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Are you on Twitter?

    • Hi Sunila, so glad you dropped by and thanks for your kind words. It’s great when teachers incorporate STEM into other things, it really illustrates how applicable STEM concepts are in everyday life. I am indeed on twitter and have tweeted you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your blog looks great, will definitely be watching the robot dancing later!

  5. Mary Peacock says:

    You go fellow girl scientist!! BA, MS, PhD Biology, tenure professor
    University of Nevada Reno! Girls rock!

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