What do you enjoy most about working in the lab and what are some of the challenges you face?
There are several things that make working in a lab very rewarding and sometimes really exciting. Doing an experiment that reveals a new piece of knowledge or makes substantial progress on your favourite project, being able to test an idea yourself and see if it is true, getting that positive result in real time, that is really exciting (assuming you have done all your control experiments properly and your results are real that is!!). And most importantly, knowing that the work you are doing may ultimately help a lot of people lead better and more comfortable lives. This is a great motivation and inspriation to keep trying, and making sure that those crucial control experiments are done just right!