International Women’s Day: a day in the life of Samantha Yammine

Written by Roisin Conneely, Lauren Pulling

This International Women’s Day (8 March), we’re asking women from across STEM subjects to share their typical working days, the highs and lows of science research, and the women that inspire them. In this interview, we speak to Samantha Yammine, a science communicator and PhD Candidate in Derek van der Kooy’s lab at the University of Toronto (Canada). Samantha studies neural stem and progenitor cell lineages in development, and the activation of quiescent neural stem cells in the adult mouse brain. She shares daily updates from her lab through Instagram as @science.sam, in the hope of making the process of...

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