Dr Lisa Alcock on achieving the V-C award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Flinders College of Science and Engineering Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology graduate

Postdoctoral fellow at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, USA.

Thesis ‘Chemical tools for detecting cysteine sulfenic acid’

Here sharing with you reflections on winning this award;

Winning this award has been reassurance that all my hard work and long hours have paid off. I am very thankful to be recognised.

I am so proud that I was able to accomplish the research goals I set out to achieve from the beginning.

Being able to take my project from preliminary findings through to new discoveries was highly rewarding.

I chose to study a PhD because I have always had an intrigue for understanding how things work. I had a background in chemistry and wanted to use my chemical knowledge to study and understand fundamental biochemical pathways and what causes disease.
My advice for PhD students is that all research matters, regardless of how big or small it may seem. We are all doing our part for the bigger picture, so don’t be discouraged.

I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee, USA.https://www.stjude.org/

My research is focused on developing new targeted drug strategies for treating leukemia.

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