Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Look at Aging Through Young Eyes 

Aimée Parker shares how her childlike curiosity and collaborative spirit motivate her scientific pursuits.

Iris Kulbatski, PhD

Iris Kulbatski, a neuroscientist by training and word surgeon by trade, is a science editor with The Scientist's Creative Services Team. She holds a PhD in Medical Science and a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto.

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Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space

Aimée Parker, a research scientist at the Quadram Institute’s Gut Microbes and Health Research Programme, looks to the gut as the fountain of youth. She studies how rejuvenating the microbiome can subdue chronic inflammation and prevent age-related tissue and organ dysfunction. Motivated by a commitment to collaboration and scientific discovery, her work casts a fresh perspective on aging gracefully. In this episode, Iris Kulbatski from The Scientist’s Creative Services Team spoke with Parker to learn more about what she values as a scientist.

Science Philosophy in a Flash is a series of mini podcasts produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team. With a focus on the people behind the science, this podcast highlights researchers’ unique outlook on what motivates their pursuit of science and what it means to be a scientist.

To learn more about Parker's research, see "Through the Looking Glass: Aging, Inflammation, and Gut Rejuvenation"



Aimée Parker, PhD
Research Associate
Gut Microbes and Health Research Programme
Quadram Institute
Norwich, United Kingdom