What is your role at Primordial Genetics, and how long have you been on the team?
I joined Primordial Genetics as a Scientist 5 months ago.
What led you to join Primordial Genetics?
The main reason I joined Primordial Genetics is definitely the team aspect everyone here embraces. Everybody working here has the same goals, and nobody is competing against each other. Knowing that everyone wants each other to succeed makes it easy to ask for help or share ideas that can benefit others.
What does a day in the life of a Primordial Genetics researcher consist of?
The great thing about working at Primordial Genetics is that no two days are the same. My day-to-day tasks evolve as a project progresses, which keeps certain aspects from becoming stale. Also, the wide range of techniques we have allows for more creative experimental design, which is great when a specific aspect is not working as expected.
What is one piece of advice for others in biotech careers/industry?
Always be open to hearing other points of view. One thing I’ve experienced working in research is that sometimes I can get hyper-focused on a specific problem I’m dealing with. I’ve learned that just talking about it to others can lead to not only great suggestions, but can spark an idea to overcome the issue. It’s extremely helpful to sometimes take a step back and attack a problem with a different strategy altogether.
What made you want to become a scientist?
Growing up, I was always curious and wanted to know how things worked. As I got older, my questions became more complex and I realized how much we still don’t understand about biochemical processes. Being a scientist not only allows me to find these answers, but with how fast our field progresses, it also gives me the opportunity to adapt breakthroughs for commercial use.
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