The first time I met Margareta was when she lectured about PK during my undergraduate studies, and almost immediately I decided that this was a field I wanted to learn more about. Margareta became a steady point in what was a rollercoaster of a PhD-project, and her immense patience and open minded attitude about strange results contributed to making me a better and more independent scientist. I remember her telling me “the data doesn’t lie” after an unexpected outcome of a study, and that our task was to understand why the data looked the way it did. The way Margareta cares for her students, and creates a warm and familiar work environment is phenomenal and it is my firm belief that this has played an important part in the success of her research. I would like to thank Margareta for accepting me in her group as her last, as main-supervisor, PhD-student, and I am thankful for everything she taught me.
At the Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB) meeting in Melbourne in 2017. Back: PhD students Nebojsa Mihajlica, Erik Melander and Yang Hu. Front: PhD student Sofia Gustafsson, Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes and Irena Loryan.