Katerina-Michaela Tomou is a PhD candidate in the Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products at the faculty of Pharmacy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). After her graduation from the faculty of Pharmacy (NKUA), she enrolled in the MSc of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products (NKUA) to maximize her knowledge and to be fully equipped for a subsequent PhD. Concurrently, she enrolled under partial scholarship in the American College of Greece (Deree) to study marketing, in order not only to be exposed in a different educational system but also to gain the “soft” skills and understanding that are often missing in pure research environments. Driven by her future goal to indicate the importance of maintaining our tradition not only because it is a part of our global heritage but also because it can be a treasure trove for scientific innovation, she decided to focus her PhD dissertation on the study of natural products as therapeutic agents. As a Visiting Research Student at Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine (HIRM), she will focus in biomedical translational research. Research that can be translated and directly reach patients and transform healthcare practice always had a unique appeal to her. As she dreams to succeed in the research field, she strongly believes that the Fulbright scholarship will give her the ideal opportunity to learn, develop her skills, and expand her horizons; enabling her to play a meaningful role in changing the Greek scientific community and society.
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