The SciCom Interviews

  • April 4, 2016Hossein Akhani at Lake Urmia

    Hossein Akhani, botanist

    One of Iran’s leading scientists struggles to revive its great salt lake before it recedes into an uninhabitable desert.

  • April 4, 2016Daniel Casasanto

    Daniel Casasanto, psychologist

    This researcher studies how left or right-handedness influences how we approach the world around us, from baby names to voting.

  • April 4, 2016Dana Dolinoy

    Dana Dolinoy, environmental epigeneticist

    Lead exposure has long-lasting health effects. This researcher is studying how it changes our genes.

  • April 4, 2016Ken Giller

    Ken Giller, agroecologist

    This agricultural scientist spreads his love of legumes across Africa in an effort to fertilize its soils.

  • April 4, 2016Gregory Hager

    Gregory Hager, computer scientist

    This technologist studies ways that robotic systems can amplify human capabilities.

  • April 4, 2016Karen Lips

    Karen Lips, herpetologist

    In the face of relentless disease, this researcher hopes to spark conversations about how best to protect the world’s amphibians.

  • April 4, 2016Robin Lovell-Badge

    Robin Lovell-Badge, embryologist

    With the power to edit human genes within our grasp, this researcher wants to help society reach responsibly.

  • April 4, 2016Gary Machlis

    Gary Machlis, conservationist

    The first National Parks science advisor calls for adaptation and collaboration in the next 100 years.

  • April 4, 2016Aaron Shield

    Aaron Shield, linguist

    Autism complicates the way people communicate. This researcher considers kids whose primary dialect is signed instead of spoken.

  • April 4, 2016Julie Sweetland

    Julie Sweetland, sociolinguist

    This language specialist and her team help advocacy groups navigate the murky waters of communication.