Saira Shahnawaz

PhD researcher, University of Bern Switzerland & University of Sargodha Pakistan

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Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world!

What do you do?

I am working on pathophysiology of Human Placenta with special focus on Placental Transporters.

Why did you choose this field?

I belong to medical doctors family. To pursue my career in medical field and being a woman I choose gynecology as a Scientist.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

By facing many difficulties, I left my home country and went abroad for my PhD research, I am successful now. I wish younger me would have done this step.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love working in STEM because a scientist lives with all reality. There is nothing better. Science have polished me and helped me to understand the Life mystery.

Best advice for next generation?

What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world!

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life"

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