Staff profile: Rhiannon Morris

Staff profile: Rhiannon Morris

Illuminate newsletter index page, June 2020
June 2020

Rhiannon Morris
PhD student Rhiannon Morris.

Rhiannon Morris
Postgraduate student

Describe your job… I study how proteins in our cells interact with one another to control haematopoiesis – the process that makes all the blood and immune cells in our body.

Why do you enjoy what you do?

I love learning and it’s the most amazing feeling to learn something completely new about the world around us (or inside our cells).

What is your favourite thing about the Institute’s culture?

Despite the high pressure of the work we do, everybody is so supportive, friendly and down to earth.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I went to a high school where I was admitted into a specialist arts program for dance and throughout my teens I wanted to become a ballerina.

What do you want to be remembered for?

I hope I am remembered for always being excited about science and sharing that excitement with others.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020?

Completing my PhD. I will probably have submitted my thesis by the time people read this (yay)!

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