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Meimei Yang

Job title/role in FutureNeuro

Phd Student

Tell us a little about your background and what led you to a career in science and research?

I have great interest in bioscience, so I studied for a Diploma in Bioscience and a Post Graduate Diploma in Genetics in China.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Doing lab work, reading papers, discussing my project with colleagues or supervisors and such experiment related things are the typical day for me.

What do you find most challenging about your job?

I think the most challenging thing is patience. Failure is normal in scientific research, so we need more patient to face and overcome the failure.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Working with great people who have great passion for science, and knowing that our work can make the world better.

Tell me about someone who has influenced your decision to pursue your career?

My biology teacher and my classmates, they gave me a great interest in science and helped me to make the decision to pursue my career in bioscience.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about pursuing a career in STEM?

Do it. If you pursue a career in science and follow your interests you will have a sense of achievement. 

What impact do you hope your role in FutureNeuro will have over the next five years?

I hope that by completing my PhD project and letting people know the significance of our work, it will encourage more people to be involved in science.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?

Some of my friends would be surprised that I moved to Ireland to do my PhD.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like watching movies, cooking or meeting friends in my spare time.

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