Cool Jobs: Venom Scientist
Participant: Dr Samantha Nixon
People might think that working with deadly spiders is scary, but for Dr Samantha Nixon it’s exciting! A venom scientist (and spider advocate) at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland, Dr Nixon’s research looks at how venom can help to develop new medicine. Dr Nixon is a passionate advocate for addressing inequality in STEM, education and leadership through science communication, and hopes sharing her passion for spiders will help inspire the next-generation of Australian scientists.