Barbara do Nascimento Borges
Professor at UFPA
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)