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Meet the preLighters: an interview with Jennifer Ann Black

26th February 2021

Jennifer Ann Black is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof Luiz Tosi’s lab at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she studies replication stress and genome plasticity in Leishmania. Prior to this, she completed her PhD at the Wellcome Center for Integrative Parasitology (University of Glasgow) under the supervision of Prof. Richard McCulloch and[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Sundar Naganathan

8th December 2020

Sundar Naganathan is a postdoc at EPFL Lausanne in the lab of Prof Andrew Oates. Here, he studies the biophysical mechanisms of symmetry establishment using zebrafish. We caught up with Sundar to discuss his research, scientific career, and his community activities which involve being a preLighter.       Let’s go a bit back in[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Zhang-He Goh

12th October 2020

Zhang-He Goh is a new PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge’s Syntech CDT. He completed his undergraduate studies and research at the National University of Singapore and A*STAR, where his main research projects were focussed on tuberculosis and reducing the side-effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs. We caught up with Zhang-He just before he[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Nicola Stevenson

6th July 2020

Nicola Stevenson is a senior postdoc at the University of Bristol in the lab of Prof David Stephens and has worked on various cellular processes such as intracellular trafficking, ciliogenesis and extracellular matrix secretion. We caught up with Nicola to talk about her research and experience with preprints and preLights.       Let’s start[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Tim Fessenden

10th March 2020

Tim Fessenden is a postdoc in the Spranger Lab at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. He studies how immune cells put themselves in the right place at the right time to initiate anti-tumour immunity. We caught up with Tim to discuss his research, science[…]

preLighter Meng Zhu talks about her scientific journey

25th February 2020

In celebration of preLights’ second birthday, The Company of Biologists featured preLights on its WeChat channel, aiming to reach a broad Chinese audience.  For one of the posts (which you can find here), Annabel Nicholson (Science Communications Officer at the company) visited preLighter Meng Zhu at The University of Cambridge to talk about her scientific journey[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Mariana de Niz

7th January 2020

Mariana de Niz is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr Luísa Figueiredo’s lab at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal, where she studies the biophysics of trypanosomes in various tissues. We caught up with Mariana to discuss her experience in parasite research, microscopy, open science and what it’s like to be a preLighter.  […]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Maiko Kitaoka

30th October 2019

Maiko Kitaoka is a graduate student in the lab of Rebecca Heald at the University of California, Berkeley. Here she studies the cause of chromosome mis-segregation defects in Xenopus hybrids. We caught up with Maiko to discuss her research, science communication, ballet, preprints and more.     Let’s start in the beginning, why did you[…]

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