Born and raised in Nevada, USA, Dr Melissa Farnham originally had no interest in research. Now Unit Leader of the High Blood Pressure Group at HRI, and balancing the challenges of family and work, she couldn’t imagine any other career path.
As a Senior Postdoctoral Scientist at HRI, Dr Siân Cartland is not only breaking stereotypes but also pushing boundaries in the scientific world.
“A career in research really gives you a sense of purpose and drive. While it can be a long and difficult path, every day you can feel satisfied that the work you do is for the greater good. And that in itself is one of the most rewarding experiences,” says Richard Tan, PhD candidate with the Applied Materials Group at HRI.
For Dr Miguel Santos, science has always been a path he knew he wanted to follow. “Be curious. Be determined. Don’t be afraid to do things differently and push the boundaries to make great discoveries.”
Five talented student researchers from New Zealand took part in a summer scholarship at the HRI facilities in Sydney, Australia. They share their experiences with us here.