The SciCom Interviews

  • March 31, 2012Ronald Burkman

    Ronald Burkman, obstetrician/gynecologist

    As the world marks half a century of oral contraceptives, this doctor probes the effects of an enduring biomedical touchstone, "the pill."

  • March 31, 2012Myron Cohen

    Myron Cohen, infectious disease researcher

    The pioneer behind the 2011 "Breakthrough of the Year" discusses his team's stunning HIV trial and his illustrious career.

  • March 31, 2012Leena Evic

    Leena Evic, language advocate

    The 20th century was unkind to Inuit language and culture, but now this educator is revitalizing them with digital tools.

  • March 31, 2012Art Kramer

    Art Kramer, neuroscientist

    Are running, biking, or swimming the secrets to staying sharp in old age? This sports-loving brain researcher thinks they might be.

  • March 31, 2012Igor Krupnik

    Igor Krupnik, anthropologist

    An expert on indigenous people in the Arctic is pushing to include their traditional knowledge in discussions of climate change.

  • March 31, 2012Lisa Levin

    Lisa Levin, deep-sea oceanographer

    As miners and trawlers exploit more of the deep ocean, this veteran marine ecologist illuminates the perils facing the depths.

  • March 31, 2012Lia Merminga

    Lia Merminga, particle physicist

    The woman in charge of Canada’s particle accelerators can’t wait for the next big thing in high-energy physics to arrive.

  • March 31, 2012Aydogan Ozcan

    Aydogan Ozcan, biophotonics engineer

    An optical entrepreneur envisions replacing large microscopes with everyday cell phones equipped to monitor human health.

  • March 31, 2012Daniel Pauly

    Daniel Pauly, fisheries biologist

    This international man of fisheries wants his fellow researchers to take a global view—and he isn't shy about making waves.

  • March 31, 2012Mark Post

    Mark Post, tissue engineer

    Lab-grown beef: it’s what’s for dinner. Not tonight, but by October, says this Dutch biomedical engineer and stem-cell scientist.