What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work or line of research?

I am a PhD candidate in the School of Physiology of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. My research interests are in the therapeutic area: Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease. Particularly, I am interested in elucidating the functional role/s of novel biomarkers in the setting of heart failure with reduced/preserved ejection fraction. Delineating these novel biomarkers and the mechanisms thereof, in health and disease, may offer a unique window of opportunity for targeted therapeutic interventions.

What are you excited about in science communication?

In science communication, I am most excited about the generation and dissemination of new knowledge with the potential to advance medical practice and improve our quality of life. Importantly, I am passionate about deriving actionable insights from basic laboratory research and translation of those ideas to clinical practice.

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

I chose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program in order to advance my knowledge of Open Science and to use this as an opportunity to engage, in a meaningful way, with other young and emerging researchers in the world over. I believe that Open Science should be a shared responsibility; therefore, through this fellowship, I hope to become a thought leader in this area of research.

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Tennis, my PhD research project, possible collaboration.

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