My name is Alex and I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester. I was born in the beautiful Eastern European country of Bulgaria, where I spent the first 18 years of my life travelling, hiking, skiing, painting, and participating in all kinds of English language-related activities at school. After completing my undergraduate and master studies in the UK, I knew that I wanted to continue my journey in science within the field of cancer research. I was incredibly lucky to join the brilliant Finegan lab in Manchester in October 2019, where I am (mostly failing at) investigating the role of the signalling molecule ERK5 in childhood bone cancer.
To me science is marvellous – complex, beautiful, dangerous, and full of unknowns. It has given me so much in knowledge, experiences, and opportunities, for which I am immensely fortunate and grateful. The research, technology, facilities, and people we have here are fantastic and it is a privilege to be a part of the Live with Scientists Project! 🙂