Milda Pučetaitė is a spectroscopy expert specializing in material characterization with a particular interest in life sciences. At Vilnius University she got a bachelor’s degree in physics in 2010, then a master’s degree in environmental and chemical physics in 2012 and wrote her PhD about vibrational spectroscopy and microspectroscopic imaging of urinary stones and biological fluids. The work was focused on adapting the methods and data analysis techniques to obtain reliable and repeatable results which could later be used for disease prevention and diagnostics.
Milda Pučetaitė was a vibrational spectroscopy laboratory engineer. From 2015 to 2016 she was a lecturer in the Educational Laboratory of Optics at Vilnius University. For her postdoctoral research, she went to Lund University in Sweden, where her goal of the project was to study dynamic processes of soil aggregation by means of different spectroscopic techniques including synchrotron radiation-based X-ray microspectroscopy. Also, the major interest was to study the role of microbial necromass and fungal exudates to the aggregate formation within microfluidic chips developed in the research group. Now Milda Pučetaitė is a researcher at the Lund University.
Dr. Milda Pučetaitė is a very talented scientist and her article ‘Molecular signatures of fossil leaves provide unexpected new evidence for extinct plant relationships’ was published in highly known and acknowledged science magazine ‘Nature’.
The photo is taken from LINXS.