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STEM Squad Profile: Naomi Koh Belic

I’m an active a science communicator and an active researcher currently in the 3rd year of my PhD at the University of Technology Sydney. My research involves characterising the proteins in stem cells isolated from fat, examining their ability to differentiate into neurons, and utilising these cells to model multiple sclerosis. During my PhD I fell in love with science communication, I competed at the state and national finals of FameLab 2017, featured as a biology expert on all 10 episodes of Dr Karl's Outrageous Acts of Science with the Discovery channel, hosted 5 episodes of SCIENCEY with ABC Science, have regular radio appearances and utilise Instagram to provide insight into the day to day life of a scientist. I even recently expanded my PhD to include a science communication component where I create digital media content for the multiple sclerosis community. While I’m no expert, I’ve made plenty of mistakes and definitely have advice to share, so reach out to me or just follow my journey as I attempt to juggle a future in research and science communication. Find Naomi on her website, Instagram, and Twitter! You can also see some of her work with SCIENCEY, Dr. Karl's Outrageous Acts of Science, FameLab, and on the radio!