I am a molecular biologist/(bio)chemist from the Philippines, a PhD student in Prof. Mark van der Giezen’s molecular and biochemical parasitology lab at the University of Stavanger. I am fascinated by metabolite and carbon skeleton fates in the context of short-distance molecular transport across biological membranes and its role(s) in the organism’s physiology. For my PhD project, I am working with a non-model anaerobic human gut parasite called Blastocystis as part of the bigger Norwegian Research Council-funded mitochondrial glycolysis project of Prof. van der Giezen.