I'm a molecular biologist, and my main interest is to understand how the instructions in our DNA determine the way we look. I've always approached this question by taking human disease or development as a starting point and then trying to figure out what the molecular causes are. Using this approach I've worked on a rare heritable disorder (Pseudoxanthoma elasticum) during my master thesis in Hungary. Later, for my PhD, I studied the origin of polydactyly (when people have more than 5 fingers) at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. Currently, I am working on imaging methods to count individual RNA molecules in mouse tissues, to get a better estimate of how variable gene expression is.
Apart from my research I'm also very interested in science outreach and engagement. During my PhD I helped out in lab practicals for high-school students and teachers. I translate TED (popular science) talks into Hungarian (my native language). I write a blog about sciency things and life in academia for anyone who's interested in those topics. And I'm really excited about the Lil Bub project!