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Samantha Nixon

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Samantha Nixon

Class Year: 2017

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

State: QLD

Biography

I study spider venom's as potential new therapeutics against major parasitic diseases. My dream is to see the end of neglected tropical diseases and to improve how we approach science and medicine through communication, education and influencing policy. One of my great joys has been in inspiring primary school students to get into science as a STEM teacher aide with hands-on science demonstrations.  Outside the lab, I’m a trivia fanatic and enjoy learning languages, reading, and drawing.

Skills & Expertise

  • Science communication
  • Science education
  • Venom purification
  • Parasitology
  • Infectious disease management

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