Agne Garrett

Consolidated Researcher Details:

Institute of Experimental Dermatology, University of Lübeck
Agne Garrett
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Why this profession?

After completing my Bachelor degree in Applied Biology I already knew I wanted to continue my scientific career in the field of genetics. Therefore, I decide to continue my studies at University of Köln. The first lecture module I had there was Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration which shaped the rest of my study program. I have gained vast amount of knowledge and experience working in mitochondrial research groups both at CECAD and Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging. Following my studies, though, I sought to see an industrial part of research and worked as Scientific Assistant in biotechnology company. Afterward I decided to take a next logical step in my scientific career and do a PhD. The project offered by Prof. Ibrahim was very intriguing and most importantly combined many scientific fields granting me an opportunity to apply my already gained experience as well as constantly provide with further scientific training.

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

Doing PhD research sometimes means long evenings in laboratory and countless hours of reading on the weekends. It can therefore feel slightly isolating. RTG on the other hand, ensures that PhD students are always in contact with each other and most importantly have continuous guidance from scientists who are best in the field. On top of that RTG also provides many opportunities for further scientific training. As my PhD project is Mitochondria and environmental interactions in Multiple Sclerosis mouse model and RTG focuses on environmental influences on complex, chronic diseases I believe being part of RTG will advance my research project and scientific career significantly.