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

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

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?

Pint-Sized Science: Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water

Interviewee: Dr. Jessica Ray, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington Interviewer: Emily Kerr, PhD Candidate in Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water What happens when the rain dissolves potentially dangerous metals, organic chemicals, and other contaminants after a storm? In this episode of the Pint-Sized … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water

Pint-Sized Science: How do cells decide what to be when they grow up?

Interviewee: Hernan Garcia, Assistant Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley Interviewer: Jonathan Jackson, PhD student in Biophysics, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · How do cells decide what to be when they grow up? How does a single cell give rise to a complicated organism? What controls how a DNA blueprint can give rise to so many different cell behaviors … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How do cells decide what to be when they grow up?

Pint-Sized Science: Science and Society

Interviewee: Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California Davis Interviewer: Valentina Lagomarsino, PhD Candidate in the Biological Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Episode 3- Dr. Veronica Martinez Cerdeno In this episode of the Pint-Sized Science Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, a professor at UC Davis whose research is focused on improving our basic understanding of how … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: Science and Society

Pint-Sized Science: The Mysterious Mitochondria

Interviewee: Dr. Katja Hansen, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Laboratory of Dr. Stirling Churchman), Harvard Medical School Interviewer: Chris Rota, PhD Student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · The Mysterious Mitochondria: More Than Just A Power Source? You might remember the mitochondria from biology class as the engine that produces the energy that cells (the smallest known units of life) need … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: The Mysterious Mitochondria

Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs?

Interviewee: Dr. Marc Schmidt, Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania Interviewer: Hope Merens, PhD Student in the Biological Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs? Have you ever wondered how a songbird knows the song that it sings? How successful are different songs at attracting female songbirds, and how do females decide what songs they like? What are … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs?