Salutations to whoever may be reading this! My name is Sameeksha Panda, and as one of the newest members of TRIP, I can’t wait to tell you all about me.
Science has always been a curiosity to me-how can even the smallest atom have so many different components to it, from protons to neutrons and even electrons? No matter what branch of science it is, the amount of things waiting to be discovered within every field of science has always attracted the naturally inquisitive me to it. It’s the perfect field for me, where I can learn something new every day that may change the world, or even just one atom of it.
At TRIP, I’ve already begun my scientific journey of learning; I’ve learned both the basics of micropipetting and making fly vials, as well as the developmental cycle of the Drosophila melanogaster (more commonly known as the fruit fly). I decided to join TRIP because of my passion for science research and hands-on lab experience, and so far, it has surpassed all of my expectations. I can’t wait to see where the new few months will take me as I embark on my TRIP journey!