• Question: how did you get an instrest in being a scientist

    Asked by TSM_JACK to Tiernan, Sonia, Mossy, Maureen, Bernard on 15 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Maureen

      Maureen answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      I had a great secondary school teacher who encouraged me to be interested in animals and to follow that interest. Along the way, I’ve had amazing bosses and coworkers who’ve supported me.

    • Photo: Sonia Lenehan

      Sonia Lenehan answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      I was always into science ever since my parents got me a set of books and tapes called how my body works. So I loved science and anatomy and everything to do with the body and how it worked. As a little kid I really wanted to be a vet. I also had a big interest in the way the brain works when my sister was born blind. It wasnt until I went to college and saw all the amazing science that was going on that I realised that I wanted to research brain development.