Coming to science as an undergraduate with no prior interest in the field, Dr. Lisa Osborne has experienced exceptional mentoring throughout her career.
In her lab at the LSI, she is paying it forward with her trainees, as well as in the broader scientific world, with young scientists like Stefanie Valbon. The soon-to-be PhD student from McGill University had a memorable encounter with Dr. Osborne at the 2019 Canadian Society for Immunology Meetings.
“The day that I met Dr. Osborne I was extremely nervous,” Valbon posted on her blog, ImmunoThoughts, yesterday. “It was the first time I was presenting my research to such a big audience. I won’t lie, I was freaking out! Without knowing me too well, Dr.Osborne paid special attention to my feelings, giving me many insights which were essential to keep me calm. I don’t know whether Dr. Osborne realized how much impact she had on me that day.”
“If there’s someone who needs a boost to meet their potential, I don’t want to overlook it”
– Dr. Lisa Osborne
“There was no doubt in my mind that I had to try to interview Dr. Osborne for the blog,” adds Valbon. “I was quite lucky that Dr. Osborne agreed with this interview, where she talked about her pathway to becoming a scientist, her research projects, tips to young scientists as well as some of the challenges of being a woman in STEM. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.”
Read the full interview with Dr. Osborne on ImmunoThoughts.