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How do you go about building all the skills you need at the start of your research career? Cherry Lim from the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok, Thailand, was lucky to find a good mentor who guided her through this journey, but her own ceaseless curiosity and excitement about research were also important.

Cherry’s interest in research began in the final year of her degree when she volunteered at an HIV clinic and research centre in Bangkok.

It opened her eyes to how research can help towards protecting people from infectious diseases and made her determined to forge a career in this field. 

Read more (Wellcome website)

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