Hi I’m Kristina and my job is to ensure that our high-tech state-of-the-art microscopes at Centenary are operating well and that all staff, including students, know how to use them correctly for their research.
The invention of modern scientific technology such as microscopes, has opened up a whole new dimension in science, from accelerating medical research, improving the quality of our lives to making many daily tasks faster and more efficient.
I am lucky enough to meet every new staff member at Centenary and this is one of the reasons I enjoy my role. My job is a very social one, because I know what most people in the Institute do, so I can introduce people to one another and help with collaboration across Centenary.
I also teach new students how to use the microscopes, skills which they will carry throughout scientific careers. They also acquire some creative skills, it is wonderful for me to teach new honours students how to take images and them have them win an imaging prize.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in nature, especially going for long walks. One thing many people might not know about Kristina is that she enjoys Rock ’n Roll and Rockabilly dancing!
Read all about me here.