Dr Jodi Lilley, UW Biology PhD alum, wrote the essay "An International Life in Science" for the John Innes Centre discussing her worldwide career in science. Her latest accomplishments have taken her to Africa:
"At that time, the John Innes Centre was forging a relationship with the Biosciences east and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI Hub). Jagger Harvey came to visit and whipped me into a frenzy of excitement. I travelled to Nairobi through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Agricultural Research Connections program and met scientists working across Africa.
I realised there was so much I could do to contribute. I didn’t need to be a cowpea breeder, I needed to support people who were doing that important work – that could be my impact."
Read the whole article at the John Innes Centre.