Advisor of the Month – Poorya Davoodi

What is your name and job title?

Poorya Davoodi. I am a student.

Where do you work/study?

I am studying Medical Biotechnology in University of Padova, Italy.

How did you get into your field?

Honestly, I am interested in medical research and would like to know more and more. I can remember clearly when I was very young I would always asked myself why are we here in the world? What is our aim? What do we do?

And then in the 16th year of my life, I found my goal. My goal is to make a better and easier life for people, for myself, and my family.

In 2020, I applied for the University of Padova, and I have obtained the third rank in the entrance exam, and now I am here in Padova. 

How long have you been using Mendeley?

I have used Mendeley for approximately 2 years.

What were you using prior to Mendeley?

I used to use EndNote.

Why did you decide to become an Advisor?

I am a young researcher and when I wanted to learn and start research, I experienced hard days because I did not know what I should do or how I could organize my papers. Mendeley is the best software for the organization of papers. I can manage and cite very easily. It is free and I can have access to files from everywhere. I decided to become an Advisor to share with others this fantastic tool that completely revamped my research!

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week?

I have learned more about COVID-19 and found some components that have positive effects on inflammation of lungs in COVID-19 patients.

What is the best part about working in research?

When I am working on a project, and I try to find something that I did not know before, it is a big challenge. And when I find it, it is the best moment for me.

And the most challenging part about working in research?

The most challenging part is trying to work with participants who do not honestly respond to data collection.

What is the one thing you want people to know about Mendeley?

I have a page on Instagram and each week I post a story and teach Mendeley. People can ask me their questions and I answer as soon as possible.

Do you have any advice for young researchers? 

Do not give up. If you have a goal, follow it. Never give up.

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