One of our favourite ways to stay motivated and inspired is to acquaint ourselves with a handful of brilliant women making a real difference to the world. Daisy Robinton is one such woman who, at only 30 years old, has taken science by storm with her pioneering stem cell research.
Since the release of her Ted Talk, 'Can we Engineer the End of Ageing', the world has waited with baited breath for more of an insight into her brilliant mind. The good news is that she's set to be interviewed in an episode of Couple Thinkers, a brand-new TV show created by lifestyle brand GANT. The series will profile a panel of guests, such as Daisy, who have accomplished extraordinary things in their field.
Feeling inspired? Read on to learn more about this pioneering scientist and her mind-blowing theories set to change modern medicine.
Who is she?
Daisy Robinton is a Harvard University scientist who focusses on gene editing and developmental biology. She's made waves around the world for her impressive TED talks that tackle normally hard-to-understand topics such as how and why we age. She believes that science may be able to one day engineer the end of ageing as we know it.
Daisy's work at Harvard University focusses on researching mechanisms of stem cell identity, with a focus on cancer and developmental biology. She believes passionately in helping others understand more about science which she fulfils through teaching and public speaking events, as well as publishing her own research. Even more impressively, Daisy founded the 'Science in the News Spring Public Lecture Series' at Harvard and consults on various biotech start-ups both in the US and the UK. Her most recent endeavour has included a feature film screenplay on the future of medicine and its longevity.
She made it to Forbes 30 under 30 list
Daisy recently made it to Forbes prestigious 30 Under 30 list just days before her 30th birthday. The list comprises an ever-expanding community of the brightest young minds and trailblazers making an indelible mark on their industries and the world as a whole. Daisy was lauded for her extensive research into stem cell and liver cancer treatment, as well as her innovative charity work.
She runs her own charity
In 2016, Daisy co-founded a charity named Weird and Wonderful Inc. alongside Jack Kreindler, a London-based doctor and medical technology entrepreneur. The production company aims to bridge the worlds of science and creative arts with the help of a team of artists, scientists, doctors, actors and entrepreneurs. Through mediums such as teaching, conferences, film, TV, photography, poetry and even sculpture, the charity wants to bring a greater understanding of science and medicine to a broader audience.
She's as beautiful as she is brainy
Daisy didn't just luck-out on the intelligence front, but is a classic beauty to boot. Her athletic body and all-American looks have earned her modelling campaigns with brands such as Reebok, Garmin and Schwarzkopf, as well as smaller names such as Olives and Grace jewellery. Her bouncy blonde waves, flawless skin and rock-hard abs are almost as impressive as her genius.
She also works in a children's hospital
When Daisy isn't teaching, undertaking ground-breaking research, and modelling for international brands, she also finds the time to work at the Beth Stevens' lab at Boston Children's Hospital. Her current research focuses on neurodevelopment and the cell-to-cell interactions that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. Is there anything this woman can't do?
Her Instagram page is full of fitness motivation
Take one look at Daisy's Instagram page and you'd be forgiven for thinking she was a personal trainer rather than a brilliant scientist. From tackling the alpine peaks of Switzerland on skis, to cycling in California and lifting weights at CrossFit training, she mixes up her fitness plan in fun and challenging ways. Take a look next time you feel like dodging that gym session.
See Daisy on 'Couple Thinkers', the TV show that champions GANT's "never stop learning" philosophy. She chats to Couple Thinkers hosts Craig and Megan Ferguson about the big questions surrounding age; can we stop ageing and live forever? Would we want to live forever?
Watch Daisy's episode below and find out.