Candace Day, mentee in the 2020-21 program in SA (UniSA).

Candace is a PhD student in her 3rd year from the University of South Australia (UniSA) Cancer Research Institute. Candace is exploiting the properties of functionalized nano-silica materials to actively deliver anticancer agents to breast tumours. The project is highly interdisciplinary, requiring a wide range of expertise, from inorganic/organic synthesis chemistry, material sciences, pharmaceutics and cell-biology.

Prior to her PhD, Candace also completed her Honours Degree in Biomedical Medical Research from UniSA, working on improving the solubility of poorly soluble drug candidates using silica-based nano-materials. In addition to research activities, Candace has been actively involved in teaching since 2017, working as a practical demonstrator and a casual lecturer/teaching assistant at UniSA. Through teaching, Candace developed an interest in communicating her scientific works to the general public. Therefore, she is keen on exploring the science communication sector and related industry, as well as their available job options.

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