Shermi Liang, Ph.D. was born in North Carolina and grew up in New Mexico. She recently joined the Biotility team as the Assistant Laboratory Manager. As she is learning the ropes, some of the responsibilities she has taken on include helping prepare BACE exam kits to send out to schools and reviewing questions on the written portion of the BACE exam.
Shermi is excited to be a part of the BACE team, especially getting to work with all the great people at Biotility, and she is especially happy to be able to use her lab skills from graduate school in an academic setting other than biomedical research. Shermi has three children ranging from ages three to 10, so her biggest work-related goal is to be able to be present for them at home as much as possible while still fulfilling her work duties.
Shermi thinks it’s awesome that Biotility provides accreditation and training for a particular set of skills that are used in the biotech industry. Oftentimes graduate school may be inaccessible or impossible for someone to attend, and depending on their career goals, it may not even be necessary. Having the BACE gives the industry a standard.
We asked Shermi a few questions so you can get to know her better:
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A scientist, so I guess I succeeded!
What is your favorite travel destination, or where would you most like to travel?
I love visiting Taiwan to see my family there, and I consider Palau to be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. I’d like to take a trip to Japan someday.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, my husband and I like to take our kids hiking or play board games and video games together. I’m also a volunteer with a local stage combat troupe that performs live battles every year at the Hoggetown Medieval Faire.