Zain Akram

PhD candidate, Griffith University

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Science is not a scary thing.

What do you do?

I am working in drug discovery for infectious diseases.

Why did you choose this field?

I have a medical background and since childhood have had an interest in science.

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

Start to think critically and ask questions to clear your understanding. It’s extremely important to have your own knowledge based opinion in science.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love to serve my community and I believe research in science is the best way to serve my global community.

Best advice for next generation?

Science is not a scary thing it’s just like other courses in fact I believe science make you smarter and logical. In life if you have any problem this approach help you to navigate the root cause of the problem and all possible remedies in short time.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”

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