Eseoghene Ifie (Ese)  graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal science from the University of Benin, Nigeria. As a service to her country she worked as an administrative officer at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She decided to further her education and obtained a Masters in Medical Science in Human nutrition at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Her Masters gave her more insights on the epidemiological evidence on a variety of diseases prevalent in the world today. She developed a keen interest in Diabetes and in her quest for more knowledge, decided to start a PhD with Noel Morgan’s group in the context of how enteroviruses are implicated in type 1 diabetes.


Q. What does a “day in the life of” look like for you?

A. I start my day early as it is expected for a young scientist in the making; I take a 15mins cool walk whiles listening to music on my earphones to the RILD Building.  Most of my day is spent in the lab performing amazing experiments while being enthusiastic about interesting results. I could also be on my desk reading a journal paper or planning out protocols for my next laboratory experiment.


Q. What made you want to work in your current job?

A. First of all, I will say my passion for science and the burning desire to contribute to existing scientific knowledge. Also, it is a great opportunity to be working with a team of experts who are the best in their area of specialization and an institute that is internationally recognized for “groundbreaking research”.


Q. When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

A. Well, I like listening to live music performances, meeting up on social events with other post graduates, dancing and touring. 




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