Joy Wolfram Earned her undergrad in Biology and a PHD in Nanomedicine. Joy’s mission is to use science to save lives.
[1:25] Careers with undergrad or graduate degree in Biology could be a writer for scientific journals or magazines. You could also go get a law degree and work on patents in the Biological arena.
[2:30] Joy describes what Nanomedicine is and how it spans physics and chemistry disciplines.
[4:40] What a day looks like running a research lab.
[6:00] How did Joy make the decision to go into Nanomedicine and her specific area of expertise along with what has her fired up!
[10:00] An Ah-Ha moment from Joy – at 11 years old her dog got sick and saw biology in action and from there created her own little lab at home.
[13:00] Getting through college – Have confidence in your unique ideas, ask questions, network and find a mentor
[14:40] Key skills – you need to be comfortable with failure.
[16:30] Best advice – be part of something bigger than yourself, and refuse to take no for an answer.
Joy’s Lab: Link
Joy’s TedX talk: Link
Book recommendation: The Immortal Life by Henrietta Lacks.
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