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From Sports Captain to Genome Mapper

What led you to a career in pulmonary pathophysiology?

My personal sporting journey drove my initial interest in human physiology. As a schoolgirl, I represented my county in hockey. I also played a variety of different sports and therefore appreciated the importance of having a highly tuned body. I became particularly interested in the development of the cardiorespiratory system, so pursued this route in my training and joined the National Health Service (NHS), where I was able to use physiological and biochemical principles to study how disease affects the respiratory system.

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Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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