A young female Griffith University scientist is among 30 in the country recognised as the first Superstars of STEM.
Ready to smash stereotypes and forge a new generation of role models for young women and girls, the scientists and technolgists will receive training and development to use social media, TV, radio and public speaking opportunities to carve out a more diverse face for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Dr Róisín McMahon, an early career researcher at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, was selected among more than 300 applicants who vied for a spot to be a Superstar and inspire others to consider a career in STEM.
Dr McMahon’s passion – outside sparkly shoes – is investigating new antimicrobial drug targets and identifying chemicals to block their activity. Antibiotic resistance is a looming health catastrophe, undermining routine medical procedures and threatening a return to death from common infections. Her research seeks to disrupt the ability

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