Meet Maddy Vereker who is a Research Assistant in the Eye Genetics Research Unit.
What is your background?
I have a Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology (Honours I) (Deans Scholar) from the University of Wollongong.
What attracted you to science?
In high school, my favourite subjects were Biology and Chemistry, so I chose to continue in those areas at University. Over the course of my degree, I became interested in studying disease mechanisms and the possible ways science can help to prevent and/or overcome these illnesses.
What does your typical day look like?
I begin my morning by grabbing a quick coffee from the Kid’s Corner before heading into tissue culture. After all the cells are fed, I assist with other tasks the Postdocs may need help with including PCR’s, Genotyping, Cryosectioning or updating the ChemWatch database.
What is your favourite part of the job?
My favourite part of my day is seeing my lab colleagues! Everyone has been so welcoming, friendly, and helpful. I always look forward to our lunchtime chats.
Learn more about our Eye Genetics Research Unit here.