✍️ Author: Dr Eleni Christoforidou
🕒 Approximate reading time: 4 minutes
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with The Association of Biomedical Research for an illuminating interview about my journey in the field of neuroscience. It was an enriching experience to reflect on my path, my current work, and my aspirations for the future.
In the interview, I shared insights into my research at the University of Sussex, where I am pursuing a PhD, focusing on the mechanisms of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases. The Association was particularly interested in understanding what drew me to the field and the dynamics of working in a research lab.
We delved into my career goals, which oscillate between the ambitious dream of opening my own research institute and the realistic aspiration of being a full-time researcher. I also had the chance to discuss the thrill of current projects in our lab, especially the one focusing on identifying potential biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
In one of the lighter moments, I found myself reminding our audience that despite popular belief, scientists don't have all the answers! There are many everyday phenomena and diseases that still mystify us, underscoring the fact that the journey of scientific discovery is unending.
The interview was a valuable opportunity for me to articulate my experiences, aspirations, and thoughts about the intriguing world of scientific research. I hope that sharing my story can inspire others who are interested in pursuing a career in this exciting field.
Check out the interview here.