Sheri is a Senior Lecturer and Biomedical Scientist at Nottingham Trent University and Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science. She has become a leader in establishing sustainable laboratory practices – an issue she believes is moving in the right direction. The funniest moment of Sheri’s career was accidentally setting fire to the lab. “It’s not as bad as it sounds!” she says. To the incoming generation of scientists, Sheri advises, “Retain your passion and enthusiasm for the science,” so that you also retain your love for the role you play in patient health.