Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.Amy Poehler
Behind the scenes in the IMS-MRL, there are lots of inspirational people who work very hard to support the success of our Institute and our science. This might include managing core facilities, keeping essential services running, or providing kindness and support to a colleague in need.
We invited nominations over the summer of 2022 and every month we will announce each recipient and celebrate their excellent work and support as an inspirational IMS-MRL staff member.
Employees of the month will be celebrated at a short award ceremony at our staff Away Day.
I would like to nominate Lu Long for Employee of the Month because:
She is a very hard working person and will make time to help out anyone if they require it. She will often miss lunch as she is very busy getting on with her work and puts a lot of time into training for new procedures such as surgery in order to perfect them.
There was a period last year when there were a lot of absences within the team and Lu completed a lot of the work within the Disease Model Core (DMC) by herself, ensuring that the work for researchers could continue. Had she not been available, important work would have had to be rescheduled or cancelled so she essentially kept the DMC running for that time period.