By Stephanie M. McPherson
Duygu Özpolat had a problem. She was 8 years old and sewing a dress for one of her dolls. She loved sewing—but she’d already decided to become a scientist. She turned to her mother for advice. “I…asked her if I can be a tailor and a scientist at the same time when I grow up,” says Özpolat.
Learn about the miraculous world of cellular life this weekend with MBL Whitman Center Scientist Clare Waterman of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Waterman will be featured on CNN International’s program “CNN Inspirations: Unseen Earth.” The episode will air on CNN International on Friday, Dec. 15 at 4 a.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 16
Paloma Gonzalez Bellido and her husband, Trevor Wardill, of the University of Cambridge were staff scientists at the MBL between September 2011 and October 2013. They continue to collaborate with MBL Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon. In this interview with Journal of Experimental Biology, Gonzalez Bellido describes her career path including the impact of her MBL
While Thomas Blum, a high-school senior from Newton, Mass., was a research intern at the MBL last summer, he became interested in the experiences of women in science. For this profile, Blum interviewed Veronica Martinez-Acosta, co-director of the MBL’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and a professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
By Regan Penaluna Cephalopods loom large in our cultural mythos. Their long, sucking arms, large, unblinking eyes, and the sheer size of species like the giant squid have creeped us out since at least the Middle Ages, when tales warned merchants of the monsters awaiting them in dark seas, ready to munch on entire crews