Meet Jadon Wells who is a Research Assistant in the Telomere Length Regulation
What is your background?
I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours) from the University of Wollongong in 2018. My honours year focussed on a new class of G-quadruplex binding molecules as possible anticancer therapeutics. It was through this project that I really fell down the rabbit hole of telomere biology and became passionate about cancer research, which eventually led me here.
What attracted you to science?
I think what makes a scientist is having the inclination to question your surroundings and the curiosity to find answers to those questions. I’m not happy unless I’m finding out something new every day, so I think pursuing science was really just a natural progression of this curiosity
What does your typical day look like?
Every day is a new learning experience and no two days are the same. Something I’m really liking about my position is that it allows me to become familiar with every project in the lab. I’m just trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible from the wealth of expertise surrounding me.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Learning something new! I don’t think a day has gone by yet where I don’t learn something new from my colleagues. I’m finding answers to questions I never would’ve had 6 months ago, and that’s exciting.
Learn more about our Telomere Length Regulation here.