Chris is a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Manchester. He is investigating the role and regulation of inflammation in the brain, particularly in diseases such as stroke and Alzheimer's.
We spoke to Chris about his PhD, his groundbreaking discovery about graphene that could have a major impact on healthcare in future, what this discovery means for the future of his research, and more.
There is so much to think about when undertaking your PhD - reading around your field, carrying out experiments, writing and communicating your research, and so much more. Our fantastic guest blogger Britt Berning shares her top tips for improving organisation and productivity during your PhD...
There will be times when scientists feel stressed or overworked - and you don't need us to tell you that! However, it is important to recognise the impact your workplace can have on your wellbeing. Our guest bloggers Rachelle Balez and Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas share with us some simple steps that can be implemented to enhance and promote workplace wellbeing for scientists.
Our October travel award winner is Caitlin Burgdorf is a researcher working at Weill Cornell. She is researching the effect of genetic variability in the endocannabinoid system on mesolimbic dopamine function and vulnerability to THC-seeking behavior in adolescent mice and will use the award to help fund her trip to the Winter Conference on Brain Research.We chatted to Caitlin to find out more about her research and the scientists that she most admires...
Elizabeth is a third year PhD student at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research centre (MAPrc) in Melbourne, Australia. Her PhD project involves looking at a range of genes from the glutamatergic system and their involvement in cognition in patients across the broader schizophrenia continuum - read on to find out what she had to say!
Catch up with last year’s Lab Heroes AwardsTM winner Kimberley Evans
Lab Heroes is back for 2018 and we’ve had some fantastic nominations already! But what difference could winning these awards make to your lab hero, and your lab?
Find out what last year's winner has been up to over the last year, what difference winning our Lab Heroes Award made to her and her lab, and why she thinks you should nominate your lab heroes this year.