written by Andrew Zhai photos by Rebecca Li Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of scientists and science-allies gathered in cities all over the world for the March for Science. The goal? To get “political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” Surely […]
Written by Anastassia Pogoutse
A perusal of the “News and Events” section of the Biochemistry website reveals that members of our department regularly produce some very exciting work. However, when a news story distills down a publication to its barest and most interesting facts, it usually washes out any details of the sometimes long and arduous process that led to the breakthrough. Hearing about the experiences of students and postdocs firsthand can provide another story – one filled with failed experiments, sleepless nights, and the feeling of triumph (relief?) at seeing your manuscript finally accepted. Transcripts provides a space for sharing some stories about these behind-the-scenes workings of research.
Written by Andrew Zhai Take a moment and think about some traditional milestones in life and how long they take to occur. It takes four years to graduate from high school. Four years to earn a bachelor’s degree. Couple’s date for an average of three […]
written by Dr. Yuqing Wang Photo credit: Rebecca Li When I was in graduate school, my commute to and from the lab was an hour long. As you may know, entertainment options are scarce on the subway, apart from newspapers and Candy Crush. On one fateful […]
American science is about to enter lean times. While it has always been clear that the current president wouldn’t exactly usher in a golden age of scientific research, the specifics of his policy have since come into sharper focus; reduced funding for science (and more for big tanks and stuff), reneging on pre-established climate change agreements, leaving high level scientific adviser roles unfilled. This clampdown at the highest level suggests that scientific apathy has entered into the mainstream mindset.