Jonathan Griffiths

 
Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique
Postdoctoral Scientist
Ottawa, Canada
Versailles, France
Cellulose biosynthesis in Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal cells
George Haughn
2013
 

Where and what is your current position?

Scientific research.

How does this job relate to your graduate degree?

I am conducting research very similar to my PhD, but in France.

What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?

A great department in a university with a great reputation. Vancouver is a wonderful city, and I was very lucky to do my PhD there.

What are key things you did that contributed to your success?

Perseverance and hard work.

What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?

Always try and consider what you want to do next – even at the start of a degree. Try and do as many supplemental courses and extracurricular activities as possible.

What do you like and what do you find challenging about your current position?

Different country, different language.