Get to Know: Liam P. Hallada

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Liam Hallada

Liam P Hallada

Graduate Student

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

What questions does your work try to answer?

My work is all about understanding how the dynamics of cellular interfaces/boundaries orient subcellular organization using neurons in the developing cerebellum as a model.

What excites you about your work?

I find it exciting to be pushing the boundaries of technology by bringing in multidisciplinary techniques to drive scientific discovery and communication.

What are some challenges you face in your work?

My work involves designing new experiments that output high dimensional data. Acquiring data efficiently and translating the data into information that can be readily communicated is an ongoing challenge I face.          

Liam in the wild.

How has your membership in ASCB impacted your career journey?

ASCB has made it possible for me to engage with a community of like-minded scientists that are interested in advancing education and scientific literacy. ASCB gives me hope for the future of our world as a nexus for so many passionate individuals invested in progressing societal and scientific progress across the world.

What is some advice you would give your younger self?

Get engaged sooner! Helping out is often not as complicated as it seems, there are more positions in this world who need volunteers that can be changemakers for the world of tomorrow.

What do you do for fun?

For fun, I am an avid rock climber, and I enjoy live music, especially if there is punk and/or metal involved.

About the Author:

This post was collaboratively written by several ASCB staff members.