Tom (he/him) joined Dr Daniel Morse as a summer student back in 2019. Tom was really keen to get some laboratory experience, to set himself up for a career in scientific research. Daniel was looking for a student with a project idea, and together (and along with Megan) worked on evaluating the effect of probiotic bacteria on the virulence and behaviour of the fungus Candida albicans. Tom presented this work at the annual Microbiology Society conference, and the abstract was published too! Tom also got involved from the very beginnings of Show Me The Science, and has contributed a lot to developing the activities we have now, as well as helping to properly evaluate the data we collect as part of the engagement events we complete. Tom’s fantastic sense of humour is always welcome at our events, and his passion for microbiology really shines through when he’s delivering these activities.
When Tom finished his degree, he then went on to study for a Masters degree at Imperial College London.
Quick Fire Q&A!
Favourite colour: Red
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite number: 9
Favourite car: Pagani Zonda
What inspires me: New discoveries!
Three words that describe me: Iniquistive, Enthusiastic, Imaginative
If you weren’t doing science, what would you be doing? Absolutely no idea!
What do you like most about being a scientist? Doing experiments 🙂
Name three things you can’t live without/get you motivated: Music, Computer, Films
What one piece of advice would you give someone thinking about a scientific/STEM career? Think critically and always ask questions.