Pint-Sized Science: How one becomes two: the proteins that help cells divide

Interviewee: Iain Cheeseman, Professor of Biology at the Whitehead Institute and MIT Interviewer: Melis Tekant (PhD student in Physics, MIT) SITN Boston · Pint-Sized Science: How one becomes two: the proteins that help cells divide During cell division, a cell creates an identical copy of itself, but how does this process happen? Specifically, how does a cell distribute its genetic material among the two daughter … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How one becomes two: the proteins that help cells divide

Episode 20: Scientists at Home: Little Bits of Happiness

Anushka Khasnobish is a doctoral researcher at Okayama University where she studies the oral microbiome. In this interview, Anushka discusses her life as an international student living and working in Japan. She shares her positive attitude towards dealing with shutdowns and uncertainties in light of the pandemic.Follow her on twitter @AnushkaMicrobi or check out her blog: https://synchronisinglife.wordpress.comRecording Date: November 17, 2020Featured: A. Delphine Tripp, Anushka … Continue reading Episode 20: Scientists at Home: Little Bits of Happiness

Episode 19: Scientists at Home: COVID & International Students

In this episode of our Scientists at Home series, Christian Struck (Graduate Student in German Literature, with a Secondary in Critical Media Practice at Harvard University) discusses the impact of COVID-19 on international students in the US, such as the travel bans and the visa regulations. Read more about Christian’s work here: german.fas.harvard.edu/people/christian-struckRecording date: November 11, 2020Featuring: Wei Li, Christian Struck Continue reading Episode 19: Scientists at Home: COVID & International Students

Episode 18: Scientists at Home: CRISPR, COVID, and Kids

Emily Egan is a Research Associate in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. Her research in Dr. Steve Blacklow’s lab focuses on the Notch signaling pathway, which is involved in many biological processes from development to cancer. In addition to her research, Dr. Egan helps to make sure the Blacklow lab operations run smoothly. In this interview, Emily describes … Continue reading Episode 18: Scientists at Home: CRISPR, COVID, and Kids

Episode 17: Scientist at Home: Social distancing without social isolation

In this episode of our Scientists at Home series, Professor Iain Cheeseman (Professor of Biology, MIT and Whitehead Institute) talks about how he adapted to the new normal and juggled his various responsibilities — his family, research group, and undergraduate class. He explains the importance of creating a sense of community while being physically distanced, and some positive changes that the pandemic brought about. You … Continue reading Episode 17: Scientist at Home: Social distancing without social isolation

Episode 16: Scientist at Home: Series Intro

The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 has changed the world and altered all of our lives. In this series of episodes titled “Scientist at Home” we present narratives of life and research during the pandemic from scientists and academics across a broad range of disciplines and stages of their careers. We hope in hearing these narratives you’ll feel a sense of camaraderie … Continue reading Episode 16: Scientist at Home: Series Intro

Pint-Sized Science: How’s It Smelling?

Interviewee: Dr. Venki Murthy, Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University Interviewers: Ana-Andreea Stoica (Ph.D. student in Computer Science, Columbia University) and Anastasia Repouliou (Ph.D. student in Molecular Biology, Harvard University) Pint-Sized Science · How’s It Smelling? What really is our sense of smell? Why is it important but difficult to study? What happens when we lose it, for … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How’s It Smelling?