I attended the University of Western Ontario for my MSc, and focused on physical and analytical chemistry during this time. My project was highly interdisciplinary, encompassing cell biology, nanofabrication, spectroscopy, and machine learning. I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to develop a platform and methodology for ovarian cancer detection, and I’m very grateful to have been able to publish two first author journal articles in the second year of my degree.
Writing these manuscripts (and even my thesis) made me realize how much I enjoy analyzing data, communicating results, and reviewing exciting research advances.
Following my MSc defense, I had the opportunity to dip my toes in the field of scientific writing as a freelancer for InsideScientific. While my tasks initially consisted of summarizing on-demand webinars for the website (which I really quite enjoyed, as I was able to learn about diseases and technologies outside of what I had studied in school), I was quickly asked to write original articles. I soon found myself conducting literature searches and writing articles about research advances in Alzheimer’s disease treatment, HIV/AIDS treatment, and biomarker discovery for cancer diagnosis.