I graduated with a Bachelor in Bioengineering in 2020. After that and before coming to LPI, for two years, I worked as an assistant researcher, screening for compounds that inhibit porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and influenza A virus.
My interests are broad. As an undergraduate, I was fascinated by discoveries in protein sciences and neurobiology. For my thesis, though, I worked on production of lignocellulose nanofibrils from cassava distiller's dried grains. While working as an assistant researcher, my fascination shifted to RNA structures and then evolved into RNA viruses. After two years working on RNA viruses, and upon entering LPI, I decided to change course and explored other research fields in which I had not yet have the chance to be involved, namely drug discovery and quantitative biology.