What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research.
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bristol (UK) in the laboratory of Dr Helen Weavers. In the lab we use the humble fruit fly to understand how tissues withstand and/or repair the damage caused by toxic and harmful insults to preserve their integrity and function. Currently, I am exploring how immune cells achieve self-protection from oxidative stress and how these protective strategies are essential to support key immune cell functions, such as immune surveillance and recruitment to sites of damage during tissue repair.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
I joined the ASAPbio Fellows program to dive more into the open-science landscape and to learn new tools and strategies to advocate for a more transparent and accessible science within my community.
What are you excited about in science communication?
As researchers, we have the duty of sharing our results with the scientific community and the general public, in a transparent and open way. The ability to explain difficult concepts and twisted theories to the general audience unlocks the potential of scientific discoveries to shape the society, especially in an era that faces big, urgent challenges, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ask me about…
music and crafty hobbies!