Animal Health Technician
Brief description of your research project(s):
As an animal health technician, my principal duties are related to the welfare and maintenance of the mice transgenic colony. I maintain records of each mice strains and provide inventories; ensuring that we have sufficient animals for each experiments. I do not currently have a project of my own, but I participate in ongoing projects and experiments, helping with pre and post-operative care, monitoring and data-collection.
What I have learned / hope to learn in the Brodt lab:
Every aspect of cancer research is fairly new to me, so I’m learning quite a lot. It can be overwhelming some times, but also very stimulating. I’m grateful that I’ve joined such a great team. So far, I have learned new surgical techniques involving tumor implantation which I still need to practice, and I‘m also learning about liver metastasis biology and development.
My goals are to familiarise myself with all the procedures on protocols, and acquire all the techniques necessary, so I can become a resourceful animal health technician for the lab, and possibly improve and continue the great work that is being done. I also want to be able to pass on my knowledge to future colleagues.
Gardening, glass staining, knitting, bicycle and hiking.