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Stephen Machado (PhD Crop Physiology 1987)


Originally from Zimbabwe. Now an Associate Professor at Oregon State University.

Why did you choose to do a PhD at the University of Reading?

It was the best for that subject

What was the best bit about living and studying in Reading?

Great place and nice people

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their PhD?

Study hard and make friends

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

Continuing with scientific research

What would be your top tips for students interested in working in this sector?

You have to like the subject

How has the University of Reading and the Careers Centre helped in your chosen career path?

Tremendously. I had great professors!

What does the University mean to you and what is your favourite memory?

It means a lot. Thats where my love for crop physiology was cemented

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