The career of Alzheimer researcher Evgenia Salta began in Greece, where she studied pharmaceutical sciences and obtained her PhD. She subsequently left for the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research. There, she conducted ground-breaking molecular research into the disrupted maturation of stem cells into nerve cells in zebrafish. She joined the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in 2020. ‘I strongly believe that ‘if you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room’. Unless you are the only person in the room. Mom and PI in training, fortunate to learn something new every day.