Current Job: PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology
Scientific Discipline/Field: Microbiology, specifically the genomics of M. tuberculosis
Pick some letters (L,G,B,T,Q etc.): G
What does your job involve?
Currently, I’m pursuing a PhD in molecular microbiology at the Royal Veterinary College in London. My work focuses on a group of transcriptional regulators in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, so I get to do lots of different molecular techniques such as PCR, qPCR, flow cytometry, fluorescent reporters, RNA-Seq and much more!
How did you get to this job (education etc.)?
I did my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Cardiff University, whilst also taking a year out to do professional training year at an academic research lab. I then graduated and was able to obtain a PhD position here at Royal Veterinary College in London and love it!
Do you feel being LGBT has affected your career decisions?
Not at all 🙂
Have you had any reactions from colleagues about being LGBT, either good or bad?
Everyone I have told has been very supportive and welcoming.
Did you have any role models growing up (LGBT, STEM, totally unrelated…)?
What are your plans for the future?
I want to stay in science, either academia or governmental.