Citizen Science: A Hobby with implications

Citizen Science: A Hobby with implications

Petra D’Odorico is an environmental scientist studying land vegetation dynamics from space and in the field. She has a PhD from the University of Zurich where she continued working as a postdoc at the Remote Sensing Laboratories of the Geography Department. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Grassland Science Group at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, working on plant phenology and ecosystem biogeochemical cycles.  Read more

The Science of Spin

The Science of Spin

Julia Archbold is a National Health and Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Brisbane, Australia. She has worked for industry, spending three years as a screening biologist with AstraZeneca in Australia. Her PhD research investigated the structures of T cell receptors and their ligands, providing insight into organ transplant rejection. Her PhD work led to the Victorian Premier’s Award for Medical Research in 2010. After postdoctoral work at the University of Auckland in Professor Ted Baker’s lab on G protein coupled receptors, Julia has returned to the University of Queensland to continue working in the area of structural immunology. This year she was awarded the UQ Early Career Researcher Grant for her work on the structures of Membrane Proteins. Julia also contributes articles to the Australian Biochemist magazine.  Read more

HEAVY DEBT

The collecting team that did the present day expedition out of Nassau, Bahamas.

Gordon Chaplin was a journalist in the Saigon bureau of Newsweek and at Bangkok World, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post. He has also worked in sea conservation with the group Niparaja and since 2003 has been a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He is the author of several books, including Dark Wind: A Survivor’s Tale of Love and Loss. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City and Hebron, New York, where they run a grass-fed beef operation. Gordon is the author of FULL FATHOM FIVE: Ocean Warming and a Father’s Legacy  … Read more

Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space

Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space

Shannon Bohle has experience with NASA, is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in the UK,  is a lifetime member of the Cambridge University Astronomical Society, and has held  Professional memberships in the AAAS, the British Society for the History of Science, The National Space Society, The Planetary Society, and The Mars Society. She is  a registered consultant for the Science and Entertainment Exchange run by the National Academy of Sciences.  Read more

Mental Illness Awareness Week: A leadership crisis in psychiatry

Mental Illness Awareness Week: A leadership crisis in psychiatry

Julio Licinio, MD, FRANZCP, is Deputy Director for Translational Medicine and Head, Mind and Brain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Strategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, South Australia. He is the current and founding Editor of three Nature Publishing Group journals; Molecular Psychiatry, The Pharmacogenomics Journal and Translational Psychiatry.   … Read more

Want to be A Professional Scientist? Ask to Join the Facebook Group

Want to be A Professional Scientist? Ask to Join the Facebook Group

Marc Kuchner is the author of Marketing for Scientists, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and a country songwriter. He is the co-inventor of the band-limited coronagraph, a tool for finding planets around other stars that will be part of the James Webb Space Telescope. He is also known for his work on planets with exotic chemistries: ocean planets, helium planets, and carbon planets. Kuchner received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in astronomy from Caltech. He was awarded the 2009 SPIE early career achievement award for his work on planet hunting. He has contributed to more than 100 research papers and published articles in journals including the Astrophysical Journal, Nature, and Astrobiology.  Read more

Tear Down These Walls

Tear Down These Walls

Buddhini Samarasinghe is a molecular biologist with experience in cancer research. She completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow, UK and then recently completed a postdoctoral position at the University of Hawaii. She is the co-creator of the science communication website Know the Cosmos. She is also a passionate science communicator, engaging the public with current research in the life sciences. Where possible, she uses original research papers and describes the science minus the jargon! She is also involved in science outreach through broadcasts on YouTube and other social media sites.  Read more

How To Learn By Blogging About Science

How To Learn By Blogging About Science

Scott Wagers is a physician and a researcher who is dedicated to making collaborative research projects run well. He is the founder and CEO of BioSci Consulting and blogs about collaborative research at Assembled Chaos and eTRIKS.  Read more

When science becomes personal: a role for personal life in advocacy

When science becomes personal: a role for personal life in advocacy

Stephani Page is a PhD candidate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics.  She is a member of the Bourret/Silversmith Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.    … Read more

Transmission Received: How to Promote Accuracy in Your Press Interviews

Transmission Received: How to Promote Accuracy in Your Press Interviews

Ben Thomas writes articles about a variety of topics for the Riley Guide, an online repository for career and education resources. As a freelancer, Ben also covers scientific research and technological breakthroughs as well as social issues involving the sciences. A regular contributor to several leading science news websites, Ben helps scientists and academics connect with the general public by explaining their latest discoveries and controversies in clear, down-to-earth terms.  Read more