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1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Melisa and I am a Mexican palaeontologist doing my PhD in the UK. I am based at the University of Bristol, where I study the earliest mammals! I use engineering techniques to better understand how their jaws were built and how this relates to the way these animals were eating! I also love doing science communication and science graphic design. 2. How did you arrive at...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Nicol Caplin and I am currently a Research Fellow level project scientist in Astrobiology at the European Space Agency. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I knew that I wanted a science career when I entered university, I just wasn’t sure of the exact area. I picked out...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! My name is Adana Llanos Wilson, although professionally I go by Adana Llanos. I am a molecular and cancer epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Public Health. My research focuses on cancers that disproportionately affect minorities and medically underserved populations. The objective of my research program is to understand the molecular and sociobiological...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Jillian Wise, PhD. I am a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School-The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I am working on researching the genomics of cancer as it relates to resistance to therapies and immunology. Also, I am a Founding Member of TIME’S UP Healthcare. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Ainara Sistiaga and I am a molecular geoarchaeologist. I study the lipids (fats) that survive in ancient rocks and artifacts to better understand past climate and human history. I work as a researcher in the University of Copenhagen and MIT. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Shelly Miller, I am a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. I teach and conduct research on urban air pollution 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I decided I wanted to be a Professor my Junior year in college. I knew I was good at, and loved...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi everyone, my name is Juita Martinez and I am a 3rd year PhD student. My current research aims to better understand the effects of coastal restoration on Louisiana's brown pelican population. Coastal Louisiana is sometimes known as a “shifting coastline”. This shift is due to erosion, sea level rise and a decrease in sediment input has led to rapid land loss across the...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! My name is Danielle Maxwell and I am a Chemistry Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. As a first-year Chemistry Ph.D. student, I teach classes, conduct research, and take classes. I am a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for two General Chemistry Labs and am a Graduate Student Mentor (GSM) for the course as well. A GSI is like a chemistry teacher whereas a...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I am Dr. Adeline (Addie) Boettcher! I completed my PhD at Iowa State University in 2019 where I worked with pigs. Our lab was focused on developing these pigs as a biomedical model for cancer and stem cell research. The picture below shows a few pics from my work at Iowa State! I did a short postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago where I worked on...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Eleanor Terrelonge, I’m a PhD student in molecular biology at the University of the West Indies, Mona in Jamaica. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I was always interested in science but I fell in love with genetics and molecular biology once I started learning about...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Laurie Luckritz and I’m a graduate student of biology at the University of Central Missouri. I study frogs and love to do science outreach activities in my community to show how fun science is. Activity kits can be about anything. My activity kits have turtles, glowing algae, and even sea stars! 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)?...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Dr. Chloe Robinson and I’m currently the project manager and postdoctoral fellow for the STREAM project, based at the University of Guelph in Canada. My work is a fantastic combination of science communication and DNA metabarcoding research. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do?...