Biosafety cabinet protects the
atmosphere it protects the researcher but it also protects your samples. Even when I was a kid, I was always that obnoxious kid with their hands up.
Always asking questions, my brain never shuts off and I’m constantly thinking
about problems, wondering why something happens. This is really the perfect job for me.
Because we need to ask questions in science that’s, that’s how we find
solutions to problems, that’s how we find questions we didn’t even know we
needed to ask. So this is just water, it’s a balance. I definitely consider myself a
translational scientist. This is kind of a hot new phrase in science right now,
and that’s because it’s something the public can get excited about. That we’re finally close to helping people
with problems that the public can relate to, and so for me, I work on
vaccines and so I really truly want to bring the vaccine that I work on, for
tuberculosis, from my bench to the patient’s bedside, and there’s this huge
need, and a gaping hole, and and that’s striking, because tuberculosis is an age-old pathogen and we thought we’d, we thought we were done with it, we have a
vaccine but the vaccine doesn’t work, and people die every single day. And so that
motivates me, every day, through every failure, I think there’s a need and so
you have to you have to keep banging your head against a wall until you find
a solution. And so that’s what motivates me.