Meet our Early Career Scientist Grant Winner Aida Adlimoghaddam

Meet our Early Career Scientist Grant Winner Aida Adlimoghaddam
2 months ago

Meet our Early Career Scientist Grant Winner Aida Adlimoghaddam

We’re delighted to introduce our next Early Career Scientist Grant winner! Aida Adlimoghaddam is an Assistant Professor at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA, and the latest winner of our monthly $500 career support grant!

Each month we award one lucky life scientist with a $500 grant to help support their career development. The grant is totally flexible and can be used to cover travel expenses to a conference, publishing fees, lab supplies, or anything else that will help to advance the research of an early career life scientist. To date we’ve awarded more than $18,000 in grants - could YOU be our next winner? Apply here.

Aida works in the Department of Neurology and will use her grant to help fund the purchase of necessary reagents and antibodies needed by her students for Western blotting experiments.

When we asked Aida how she felt about receiving the award, she told us:

I am grateful to receive the Hello Bio Early Career Scientist Grant. The support provided by this award will be invaluable in covering the costs associated with purchasing the necessary reagents and supplies for my student’s molecular experiments. Aida Adlimoghaddam, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA, Hello Bio Early Career Scientist Grant winner


Congratulations Aida! First, can you tell us a bit more about your current research work?

Given the absence of a cure for Alzheimer's disease, there remains a pressing need for new medicines and therapeutic strategies. As a result, my primary goals revolve around the development of innovative therapeutic approaches that can effectively prevent, slow down, and potentially cure Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders. To achieve this, I am exploring the potential use of mitochondria as a novel therapeutic “medicine.” Additionally, I aim to investigate the possibility of repurposing existing FDA approved drugs to target amyloid plaques, tau tangles, and inflammatory pathways associated with Alzheimer's and related neurodegenerative conditions.


Which scientists working today do you most admire, and why?

Dr. Michel Goedert's research has significantly contributed to our understanding of the molecular pathology of Alzheimer's disease, particularly the role of tau protein in neurofibrillary tangle formation. His work has informed the development of potential tau-targeted therapies for AD.


What do you think are the biggest challenges currently facing life scientists and their work?

Securing funding for research projects and access to essential resources, including equipment, reagents, and facilities, is a significant challenge for many life scientists. Competition for limited funding and resources can hinder scientific progress and innovation.


And finally… what’s your favourite science quote?

One of my favourites is by Carl Sagan: "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."


Why not apply for our next monthly grant?

Application is quick and easy, just fill out the form here:


Thank you so much Aida! We wish you all the very best with your future research!

Connect with Aida:


If you enjoyed this article, why not check out the other resources available on our blog. We are passionate about supporting life scientists including early career life scientists and PhD students - with really low-priced reagents, antibodies and biochemicals, early career scientist grants, and resources to help with both personal and professional development. We know how tough it is - so we hope you find these helpful!

More General Support for Life Scientists

For advice on wellbeing, dissertations, presenting at conferences, wellbeing, PhD support, networking and lots more, we have a huge range of articles to help - just click below:

Advice and guidance for life scientists

Save up to 50% on our high purity reagents...

When you get to the stage of planning your experiments, don't forget that we offer a range of low-cost, high-purity agonists, antagonists, inhibitors, activators, antibodies and fluorescent tools (yes - they really are around half the price of other suppliers!) You can use our Quick Multi-Search Tool to search for lots of products in one go, and the range includes:


Save 50% on synaptic signaling tools, GPCR ligands, ion channel modulators, signaling & stem cell tools


Technical resources

Try our Molarity Calculator: a quick and easy way to calculate the mass, volume or concentration required for making a solution.

Molarity Calculator

Try our Dilution Calculator: an easy way to work out how to dilute stock solutions of known concentrationsDilution Calculator

We also offer a comprehensive range of technical resources including antibody protocols and methods, product guides and mini-reviews:

Technical resources - methods and protocols

And finally, don't forget to check back in with our blog regularly for our latest articles. If there’s something you’d love to contribute to the community, whether that’s an interview or article, drop us a line at


Related posts
Leave your comment
Your email address will not be published