Ruxandra Nagy started out at the University of Groningen as a medical student, but soon discovered her growing interest in research which eventually led to an MD/PhD program at the Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Her research focuses on the composition of the ovarian environment of the oocyte, and how it can be altered to improve fertility. Next to studying the origins of life, Ruxandra is passionate about the origin of thought and behaviour, the brain. Finally, after being a volunteer at the PhD Day 2017, she decided to be actively involved in the organisation of this year’s event as a member of the Program Committee.
“Inspiration and motivation are, in my opinion, key element for a successful PhD. As part of the Program team, I hope to boost these two qualities by putting PhD students in touch with successful, passionate role models in the world of research.”