When Marge Maallo was a physicist working in digital holography, she liked the work, but there was one problem — she didn’t like working by herself.
“My first job was working with lasers in a dark room. I learned something about myself, and I knew I wanted my Ph.D. to be something that was collaborative,” Maallo said.
After a earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Queensland in Australia, Maallo found a very collaborative job, where she doesn’t just get to work with people, she gets to help them. As a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Marlene Behrmann’s laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, Maallo is working with children and adolescents who need surgery to manage their epilepsy.