It’s been a hard day’s parasite: thanks and farewell Gabriela Romero

Gabriela Romero (@Reina_Remis) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and joined RealScientists in mid-May.

We were lucky enough to learn that parasites can be cute! Proof:


… and shared plenty of fascinating details about these cute but crafty parasites!


Gabriela was kind enough to fill out our post-curation survey, with her answers to be found below.

In general terms, how did you find your week as a curator?

Nervous! I was afraid of tweeting too little or not being clear enough. But also very exited about having that big responsibility and being able to share all the knowledge about my field

It can be a shock talking to so many. Did you find the sudden rush of interactions (good and bad) daunting?

Nope…is that a bad thing? I receive some replies and some questions but all were easy to manage

What were the highlights? Were there any lowlights?

I really enjoy in the middle of the week the discussion generated after a tweet. Also, by Saturday I was out of an specific theme to write about

Is there anything you wanted to get out of / do on the RS account that you didn’t manage to fit in?

I had trouble deciding how much of personal -professional related- thoughts to share

Did you have a plan? If so, did you stick to it?

I had a plan! I planned which themes to touch by day, only Saturday was “free” and I really stick to it 🙂

Do you have any tips or advice for future RS curators?

Try to have a free week at lab work! It´s not easy to do both things!

Thanks once again Gabriela from all of us here at RealScientists HQ. If you missed anything from her week, the tweets are all collated at the following link.


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