Hello readers of the Node! My name is Sarah and I’m delighted to meet the Node readership as the new intern on the Node, hopefully I will be communicating and interacting with many of you over the next three months.
Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about myself. I am currently undertaking a BBSRC PhD in Dr Thomas Pratt’s research lab at the University of Edinburgh. A component of this programme is a three-month internship to allow us to experience careers outside the traditional academic job trajectory and I am fortunate enough to undertake my internship with the Node. My background is developmental neurobiology, with my PhD focusing on understanding the concert of genes that act to control human foetal cerebral cortex development and how disruptions to this can contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders.
For years now I have been fascinated by the incredible complexity of all aspects of development and how the multitude of processes acts flawlessly in concert to generate the complete organism. The Node is a place that encompasses the vast spectrum of development; from the computational modelling, single cell studies, to complete organisms into one space for biologists to learn, explore new avenues of research and simply enjoy the wonder of it all. I am so excited to be a part of this online community for all researchers and I hope I can contribute to making it a more enjoyable resource for you all.