Dr Lila Landowski is Neuroscientist, a Science Communicator and Lecturer at the University of Tasmania.
Neuroscience is certainly not the easiest of fields to take on and Lila’s has invested years of study and research to better understand and fight some of humanity’s most crippling neurological disorders. In more recent years, working as a Postdoctoral Neuroscientist and Research Fellow, Lila’s 2 main projects centre around developing a gold standard model of stroke and discovering the underlying causes to fatigue and it’s links to many common diseases and disorders.
In our chat, I ambush Lila with a bunch of questions in an attempt to learn more about her current projects and research, which is incredibly fascinating. We dig into a bit of her childhood and how working in science was a clear goal even at an early age. That passion as a kid has lead Lila to not only excel in her field of work but to step out into the spotlight and take on the daunting task of public speaking as well as teaching to share her experiences and inspire others to pay more attention to what is happening in the world of science.
It’s assuring to know that people like Dr Linda Landowski are slaving away, sharing ideas and collaborating with other scientists all over the world as they come closer to solving some of the worlds most challenging diseases and disorders. I think it would be safe to say that regardless of the complexity and challenges that Lila’s faces every day in her field, the incremental progress and impact of her work would be significant and ultimately be life changing for many. Definitely fulfilling work.
To follow Lila’s work and learn more about her research, follow the links in the show notes.