Pint-Sized Science: When it comes to the neutrino, scientists must go big or go home

Interviewee: Lindley Winslow, Associate Professor of Physics, MITInterviewer: Melis Tekant, PhD student in Physics, MIT SITN Boston · Pint-Sized Science: When it comes to the neutrino, scientists must go big or go home To uncover the nature of the elusive building blocks of the universe, scientists must observe some of the rarest events. How does one accomplish this? With an international team of researchers, in … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: When it comes to the neutrino, scientists must go big or go home

Episode 23: Scientists at Home: Perspective of a new post-doc

In this episode of Scientists at Home, we speak with Chelsea Powell, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School. She discusses her experience of transitioning into a new job right before the shutdown, and shares important tips for incoming graduate students.Recording date: 5 November 2020 Featuring: Wei Li, Chelsea PowellProduced by: Wei Li, Chelsea Powell, A. Delphine Tripp SITN Boston · Sit'N Listen! Scientists at … Continue reading Episode 23: Scientists at Home: Perspective of a new post-doc

Episode 22: Scientists at Home: COVIews of an Undergrad

Aaron Abai is a junior at Harvard University majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in African American Studies. He performs research in Professor Doug Kwon’s lab. In this interview, Aaron discusses his life as an undergraduate student living on a college campus during the pandemic. He shares his thoughts on the transition to online classes and what that means in terms of … Continue reading Episode 22: Scientists at Home: COVIews of an Undergrad

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 21: Scientists at Home: Postdocs in a Pandemic

This week we speak with Dr. Nicola Molinari, a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). We discuss the transition to a work from home lifestyle and how the pandemic has altered the experience of postdoctoral research. Dr. Molinari is a research associate in the Harvard SEAS Materials Intelligence Research Lab under Dr. Boris Kozinsky. His research focuses on … Continue reading Episode 21: Scientists at Home: Postdocs in a Pandemic

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