UCL Division of Biosciences


Dr Carina Kern is shortlisted as a finalist for the Science Asian Women of Achievement Award

4 June 2021

The award recognises Asian women who are contributing substantially to scientific developments in their field and who demonstrate academic excellence.

Dr Carina Kern

Carina, a post-doctoral research fellow in the Gems lab has been shortlisted alongside four other leading female scientists including Prof Jugnoo Rahi from UCL. This is in recognition of work described in her doctoral thesis (supervisor: Prof David Gems) which presents an altered picture of ageing in one of the key model organisms for ageing research, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and of ageing research more broadly. Carina is also Scientific Chair of the CleanTech Challenge (CTC), a global business competition for students with innovative clean technology ideas that is jointly hosted by the London Business School and UCL. She was also awarded funding from GEE and the UCL Doctoral School to run events for the CTC and the London Evolutionary Research Network. She also co-founded Discover2Dream, an initiative aimed at giving students of all ages exposure to young professionals in a number of different fields, with a view to helping them discover career opportunities.