The SciCom Interviews

  • April 2, 2018Tracy Bale

    Tracy Bale, neurobiologist

    This neuroscientist is investigating whether the stress a father experiences throughout his lifetime may make his future children more prone to neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • April 2, 2018Lynn Brostoff

    Lynn Brostoff, cultural heritage scientist

    This chemist cares for historical artifacts by studying their underlying chemistry.

  • April 2, 2018Martin Elvis

    Martin Elvis, astrophysicist

    This space scientist is perhaps the most outspoken proponent of an industry you’ve never heard of: asteroid mining.

  • April 2, 2018Robert Fleischer

    Robert Fleischer, conservation biologist

    Across the globe, invasive species are pushing native species to the brink of extinction. This scientist thinks genetic modification could be a solution.

  • April 2, 2018Nancy Kinner

    Nancy Kinner, environmental engineer

    This oil spill expert discusses lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon, dangers of aging infrastructure and atomized dispersants, and a Russian plan that imperils Arctic waters.

  • April 2, 2018Tom Learner

    Tom Learner, conservation scientist

    This chemist works to prevent cherished plastic artworks from degrading and disappearing.

  • April 2, 2018Hiromitsu Nakauchi

    Hiromitsu Nakauchi, geneticist

    Genetic advances may make it possible to grow transplantable tissues in other species, this researcher says. That could solve immunity and availability issues, but raises ethical concerns.

  • April 2, 2018Joey Nelson

    Joey Nelson, environmental scientist

    What's it like to be queer in STEM? This researcher is part of a nationwide project surveying the experiences of LGBTQ+ scientists to find out.

  • April 2, 2018Steven Shafer

    Steven Shafer, soil scientist

    This researcher is working to meet the looming calorie demands of an emerging population of 9.7 billion by 2050 through soil health.