I’m Payam Sepahvand, an undergraduate student at Lorestan University of Medical Sciences and a researcher at Razi Herbal Medicines Research Centre in Iran.
How did you get into your field?
I am at the beginning of my research journey. My story began when my mother became sick and was treated with herbal medicines. After that, I became very interested in research on herbal medicines and traditional medicine.
Where do you do work the best?
I like an environment for conducting research, where people work and study with love, interest and help other humans and other creatures on the planet, away from material purposes.
How long have you been using Mendeley?
I’m have been using Mendeley for almost two years.
What were you using prior to Mendeley
Before Mendeley I used the EndNote application. Mendeley software has a much better and faster user interface, as well as being free and always available.
Why did you decide to become an Advisor ?
Always when I find something good and functional, I love to share it. That’s why I decided to introduce this useful and functional tool to others, as far as I can, and improve the work speed of others.
What researcher would you like to work with or meet, dead or alive?
I would like to work with Professor Thomas Efferth, the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. I’m trying to be like him in my job.
What book are you reading at the moment ?
I’ve read the book “One Minute for yourself” of Spencer Johnson, because by improving and upgrading my skills, I can be more useful to the world.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week?
The new matter that I learned was about implementing a new irrigation system for agriculture. Along with studying, I am engaged in agriculture to cover my expenses.
What is the best part about working in research?
The best part of being a research fellow is to step in and enter the world of unknown and new things.
And the worst/most challenging part about working in research?
For me at the moment, provision of the costs and expenses of conducting research projects has become the hardest part of the work, but in general, if there is love and interest in the work, certainly, any difficulty is tolerable.
What is the one thing you want people to know about Mendeley?
If I just want to talk about a feature, I’d like others to know more about the great user interface of this software.
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