What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am currently working as a postdoctoral research and development scientist for Solvotrin Therapeutics based in Trinity College Dublin. My job is concentrated on small molecule drug design and development for T-cell lymphomas but involves a broad spectrum of disciplines including medicinal chemistry, cell biology and computer-aided drug design. One of the main aspects I like is there is rarely a day that’s the exact same!

What are you excited about in science communication?

It has to be the drive towards open scholarship and the increased sharing of knowledge and information in recent times. Through promoting and enabling dialogue on scientific innovations, breakthroughs and developments as they happen, I believe that this not only benefits us in terms of scientific progress but also goes a long way to breakdown academic barriers which can hinder productive collaboration and teamwork.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program?

I chose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program so that I could learn all I could about the pre-print landscape with like-minded scientists and help spread the benefits to colleagues and peers in the future.

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