You guys are amazing- such great questions. Thanks for making this so much fun (even if I have to get up 4am)
Boston College (B.S. Biochemistry), University of Cambridge (MPhil Chemistry), Harvard University (PhD Biochemistry & Proteomics)
Harvard University – biochemistry
PhD Student & CEO of Lizzard Fashion
Asking “what’s that?”. Being a scientist is like being an explorer- I get to be curious, I get to wonder, I get to ask questions- everyday I ask “What’s that?” and “What if?”
Me and my work
A picture is worth a thousand words- I try to figure out what molecules in our cells look like and use that info to design new drug candidatesRead more
I am PhD student at Harvard University working as a joint student in two labs; one biophysics and the other cancer cell biology based. I use structural biology to try to get a snapshot of how specific molecules in our cells look to broaden our understanding of molecular pathways that could be important in diseases like cancer and leverage that information to design new drug candidates.
My Typical Day
I’m a lab geek. I’m in the lab early and I leave very late.. I break up the day with a fashion project here and there.Read more
As a scientist you tend to work a lot. I try to get to lab before 8am and I rarely leave before midnight- it’s a full day of experiments, reading papers, discussing ideas, and then testing them out. It keeps me quite busy and it’s a lot of fun. I also started my own fashion company, “Lizzard Fashion” (www.lizzardfashion.com), which seeks to promote science through fashion. In between running western blots and setting up an NMR experiments I’ll design a new T-shirt. Lizzard, makes science fashionable.
What I'd do with the money
Proyecto chispa (Proyecto Chispa)- sending recycled computers to orphanages in Latin America.Read more
I recently started a computer recycling program called “Proyecto Chispa” (Project Spark), a new project designed to encourage the education of underprivileged children. As part of the program, we recycle used computers, refurbish them and install educational games (teaching English, Math, Science, Grammar and so much more). The computers are then sent to children in orphanages in Central and Latin America. I hope that these computers will serve as the “chispa” or spark for the children to continue learning at the highest level possible and, through education break the cycle of poverty. We have sent over 90 computers so far and w/ this money we could send even more!
more about proyecto chispa can be found here! http://lizzardfashion.com/proyecto-chispa/
or watch our youtube video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbRauE663g
o and if there’s any dinero left over- I’ll probably get burritos for all my friends.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
A little creative ;)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Too many (I love music- rocking out in the lab is my favorite thing to do).
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Played w/ elephants in Thailand
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. Cure cancer 2&3 need some more time to think about it.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I want to be a scientist- I hope to have my own lab one day and continue exploring the world around us.
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
it has happened.
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Test out a drug I made on cancer cells
Tell us a joke.
What do you do when a chemist dies? *barium
Liz with your research is there a higher chance of getting cancer if that certain type runs in the family? Do you think
if you had choose would you choose fashion or science?
jave u eva been aroun the world? if no where have been abroad b4?
have you ever taken drugs before? if no will you ever take drugs?
Do you the scientistsare going to explore a medicine for cancer soon?
do u know what prize the student get??
r u a test tube baby????
this question might seem irelivant but its a decieder for me. If you could have any car in the world, what car would
have you ever had any serious or minor accidents since the time you started science?
What is the longest word you know?
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