Barbara do Nascimento Borges

Professor at UFPA

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Don`t give up.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a biochemistry teacher and I do research about Human and Comparative Oncology (mainly human and dogs cancers) focusing on the way genes altered their expression

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I really like to understand (or at least try to) how things happen and why. This was the main reason...to try to understand what happens in a tumoral cell, when and why, and the similarities between human and dog cancers

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

To interact with other researchers

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I just think is magical to look up to the world and realise the amazing everyday phenomena in our lives. To understand how a tiny structural compartiment, like a cell works and what dysragulates it is magical.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Don`t give up. You will probably face many adversities just because you are a woman...and yes, we live in a world where we still have to fight for our rights. Many wil try to put you down but we must keep our heads up. Keep going

INSPO / FUN FACT

“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated”(Rosalind Franklin)

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