Hey there! I’m Joni and I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in The Fish Lab at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My PhD research is focussed on understanding the behavioural ecology of stingrays, with a particular focus on their interactions with humans. Specifically, I study the smooth stingray, which is Australia’s largest species of stingray. These charismatic megafauna are […]
Hi I’m Sarah and research assistant at the University of New South Wales. My research focuses on adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) in a model of B cell lymphoma. ACT is when T cells (normally cytotoxic T cells) are taken from the patient’s body and expanded in culture, to generate more T cells and they are then injected back into […]
Hello everyone! My name is Emily Richardson (click here for Instagram) and I am a PhD student at the University of Leicester, UK. My work centres around a specific type of lung cancer – Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – caused by an EML4-ALK fusion protein. I’m looking at the mechanisms which cause its increased migration and invasion, which leads to […]
Hi! My name is Tayler (Click here for Instagram) and I’m a PhD student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. My PhD is in reproductive biochemistry, and my research focuses on oxidative stress and chromatin damage in ram sperm cells. I also teach in a few undergrad classes, so am kept pretty busy most of the time. […]
As I have been part of the scicomm community for two years now, I really wanted to celebrate what is so great about it. I thought what better way than getting some of my favourite scicomm influencers to say what they like about the community. Beyond.the.ivory.tower “I love being part of this scicomm community particularly because of the connections I’ve made with other passionate scientists” Lisaellenjones “I love the scicomm community for how supportive and inspiring everyone is, we acknowledge and celebrate each other’s successes and are there to help when things get tough!” Nina.draws.scientists “I love being a part of the science community on Instagram because of the scientific conversation it stimulates and the knowledge I learn from the dynamic people within it!” Someblondescientist “I love this community for the support! Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of one another, such a privilege to be a part of” Naomikohbelic “Being a part of the online science community provides me with a sense of belonging. I am constantly overwhelmed by the support, and grateful for all the friendships I’ve formed with fellow scientists from across the globe. Scientific research can be particularly isolating, but the online science community continuously motivates me to persevere” Science.sam “I love that we’ve been using social media to help make science more open access, build communities of support, and explore each others’ voices. It takes time to be online but it energizes me more than […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.
Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds. I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]
6:42am Frog finds it harder to get out of bed than me in the morning. 7:08am Quick coffee while I am getting ready, in my new inappropriate but wonderful mug. 9:48am I am currently editing my first study. Editing and drafting is such a tedious job. 11:44am Teaching prep for my classes tomorrow. This semester I am teaching an introductory to psychology course. 12:21pm Quick […]
Katia completed her PhD in Marine Biology and is currently working as a cruise ship expedition guide! This day in the life post shows off one of her days on a cruise ship from Myanmar to Bali. If you want to follow more of her adventures and see more of her amazing photographs follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katianicolet/ 5:00am – Rising with […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Kat, a first year PhD student researching the effects of oil palm monoculture on orangutan behaviour.
Day in the life of Kat (PhD student): Selamat Pagi! I’m Kat from Bristol in the UK, and I’m a first year PhD student currently studying the effects of oil palm monoculture on orangutan behaviour and feeding ecology. I can talk for England, so here is my attempt at a concise summary of my current life. At the moment I […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Rebecca, a PhD student researching hydro-meteorology (flood forecasting & predictability) & Blogger.
Day in the life of Rebecca (PhD student): Hi! I’m Rebecca – a 4th year PhD student at the University of Reading in England. I’m a meteorologist by background, having previously studied for an undergraduate Masters (MMet) in Meteorology, at the University of Reading and with a year at the University of Oklahoma in the US. Nowadays, I’m researching flood […]