Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Riley, PhD Candidate studying community ecology

Hi, my name is Riley Lovejoy and I am a PhD candidate studying community ecology at the University of Alabama (USA). My work focuses on aquatic communities, using freshwater plankton as a study system. I am especially interested in the influence of invasive species (those that have been introduced to an area through human transport and have a strong, negative, […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Philandr, first year business science PhD student from South Africa.

Hi there! I am Philandra, a first-year business science PhD student from South Africa. As a first year, my current commitment is to complete compulsory course work and spend hours every day reading up on my proposed topic in order to prepare for my first proposal defence coming up in September. I have an interest in African entrepreneurial leadership strategy […]

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Featured day in the life of: Michelle, Masters of Science student focused on the effects of flaxseed and it’s oil.

Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m a 2nd year MSc student at the University of Toronto. My research focuses on the effects of flaxseed and it’s oil, lignan, and fiber components on the gut microbiome and surrounding tissue structures. The microbiome is continually influenced by your diet and it’s respective metabolic products (e.g. short chain fatty acids, enterolignans). And flaxseed is an […]

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Featured ‘Day in the Life’: Rada, PhD candidate in technical sciences.

Hi everyone!  I am Rada and I am a final year PhD Candidate in technical sciences at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. My research is focused on developing machine learning models for implementation in the industry and industrial processes, with the aim of lowering the ecological footprint by controlling the use of fossil and renewable energy. I also work as […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Michelle, Doctoral Student in Behavioural Neuroscience

Hello to all! I am Michelle Martínez, a 3rd year Doctoral student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am part of a neuroscience lab where we model addiction in humans through pre-clinical models. More specifically, we investigate the underlying neural, cognitive, behavioral and molecular pharmacological mechanisms that drive nicotine addiction and the […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Kathryn, PhD Candidate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. I’m in my 6th year and wrapping up at the end of this year! It’s a bittersweet time for me because my graduate experience has been incredible, challenging, but incredible. I’ve been given the opportunity to teach field courses both locally […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Freija, PhD Candidate in Geoscience & Ecotoxicology

Hi everyone! My name is Freija Mendrik and I’m a second year PhD Candidate in Geoscience and Ecotoxicology at the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, UK. My research is all about microplastic pollution, mainly what factors effect vertical stratification and transport and how biology plays a role in this in major rivers and out to sea. I’m very […]

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