Sarah is an Immunologist from Australia. She has a Masters of Science (Research) from Victoria University and her masters research focused on the immune system in a model of inflammatory bowel disease with or without cancer. After her masters, Sarah worked as a Research Assistant on a project that focused on the use of adoptive T cell therapy in a model of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

When she’s not scienceing, Sarah likes to read books (especially YA paranormal books), hang out with her friends, go to the movies, putting on makeup (usually something very colourful) and playing with her dog, Moc.

Find Sarah on Instagram (@t.cell.sarah), twitter (@1_sarahmiller) and LinkedIn (Sarah Miller).

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?

Pro-pun

3 Do you have any pets?

1 dog named Moc, he is a cavoodle and just the best!

4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?

I normally don’t buy it for myself but I have been given some science glassware shot glasses and stationary in test tubes

5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?

Baking

6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?

Sweet

7 Do you speak any other languages?

No

8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?

Makeup artist or nail tech (I love doing nail art on myself)

9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?

chemistry

10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?

Japan! They have a harry potter world there (need I say more!)

11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?

to be invisible, for those moments when you just want to disappear

12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?

the podcast Casefile, if you like true crime its the best and for books I’m currently reading the shadow hunter series by Cassandra Claire and I’m loving it so definitely recommend

13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?

Relax! Probably go for brunch, maybe see a movie and read a book

14 What are three things you can’t live without?

Sleep!!! Doughnuts and books

15 What beverage gives you life?

Diet Coke but I do love some good sparkling wine

16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?

The Harry Potter series

17 What did you want to be when you grew up?

Veterinarian

18 What drives you and keeps you going?

Curiosity and wanting to solve problems

19 What got you excited in science?

trying to understand how the human body works

20 What excites you about science now?

Sharing what I have learned with others

21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

trashy reality TV shows

22 What is a secret talent of yours?

Make-up, thanks youtube!

23 What is your favorite game?

Monopoly

24 What is the last book you read?

City of fallen angels – Cassandra Claire

25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

treat others how you want to be treated

26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?

make doughnuts (I have never made a yeasted dough)

27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?

You can do it

28 What is the best way to de-stress?

Wine and a good book or TV show

29 What is the last thing you watched?

Love Life on Stan (recommend by the way)

30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?

Samples from an experiment that I had to run between labs

31 What is your favorite animal?

Dachshunds aka sausage dogs

32 What is your favorite book?

Harry Potter

33 What is your favorite comfort food?

Baked goods (doughnuts, muffins, cakes)

34 What is your favorite day of the year?

Christmas!!!! and my birthday is a close second

35 What is your favorite plant?

Gerbera’s because they are so colourful

36 What is your favorite science fact?

Fireworks are made from metals that are explosive in air and water

37 What is your favorite season?

Winter

38 What is your favorite smell?

Baked goods

39 What is your favorite sound?

the noises my dog makes

40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?

my humour and perseverance

41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?

spleen (its just fun to say)

42 What is your proudest moment?

finishing my masters, it wasn’t going to happen for awhile there!

43 What kind of tree would you be?

A colourful and strong one

44 What’s the best thing about where you live?

my dog! Also being close to family

45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.

I chopped the tops off two of my fingers when I was little, don’t worry I got plastic surgery and got them fixed so now they are just a little sensitive if i hit them into things

46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?

Connie, @life_of_learning