Meet Sophia Frentz, a geneticist trying to untangle the mysteries of life!

Sophia grew up in Tauranga, New Zealand, with a few years in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed her undergraduate BSc (Hons) at the University of Otago and then jumped ship for warmer climes, starting her Ph.D. in Genetics in 2014 at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne. Sophia also holds a position as a councilor for the Royal Society of Victoria, where she regularly smells the books. She is passionate about untangling the mysteries of life in a way that can help alleviate suffering.