To tie in with the latest Nature Outlook, Lenses on Biology, the Nature Communities team asked five biological scientists at different stages of their education or careers to tell their personal stories in a guest blog post. Each scientist studies, works or has an interest in one of the five research fields featured in Lenses on Biology ― cancer, stem cells, synthetic biology, ocean health and climate change ― and they share what motivates them in their chosen subject. You can read their stories below, and discuss your own motivations here or on the posts in question.
- “Everyone has a small curiosity hidden inside” – high-school student Naseem Syed explains why climate change is her favourite topic in biology
- “How can I not study science?” – undergraduate Katy Chalmers discusses synthetic biology and art
- “The rapid pace of discoveries underscores the opportunity for unique, creative work” – master’s student Vince Macri discusses his interest in cancer
- “Without a doubt, pipetting is the single most monotonous task on the planet” – PhD student Christie Wilcox on molecular biology and stem cells
- “There’s a certain zen to data analysis” – postdoc Holly Bik shares her love for marine science