Tag: QueerInSTEM

Unique Scientist: Karen Macías Cárdenas (en español)

Llegó la hora de conocer a Karen Macías Cárdenas (Ella/elle)! Karen es una astrofísica en el campo de Astropartículas y Astrofísica de Altas Energías en la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California en México! ¿Qué tipo de científica eres?Soy una astrofísica mexicana adentrándose en el campo de Astropartículas y Astrofísica de Altas Energías. Mi investigación actual consiste en…

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Unique Scientist: Hayley Bricker

Time to meet Hayley Bricker (She/her)! Hayley is a geochemist at the University of California Los Angeles in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a biogeochemist working with terrestrial snails to study past climate and environmental signals. I often joke that I am an accidental malacologist (study of slugs & snails)…

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Unique Scientist: Helen Rottier

Time to meet Helen Rottier (She/her)! Helen is a PhD student in disability studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute on Disability and Human Development in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a PhD student in disability studies, and my research and community leadership is focused on academic access,…

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Unique Scientist: Subha S. Raj

Time to meet Subha S. Raj (She/her or They/them)! Subha is an atmospheric scientist and a PhD candidate from India! What kind of scientist are you? I am an Atmospheric Scientist studying the particles in the atmosphere and their ability to become cloud droplets. I am in my fourth year of PhD in IIT Madras,…

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Unique Scientist: Kathirvel Alagesan

Time to meet Kathirvel Alagesan (He/him)! Kathirvel is a biochemist originally from India and currently working at Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University in Australia! What kind of scientist are you? I am biochemist interested in glycans. I use mass spectrometry to sequence glycoproteins to identify disease biomarker. What made you want to become a scientist?To…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Daniel Gillis

Time to meet Dr. Daniel Gillis (He/him)! Dr. Gillis is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph in Canada where his group develop new statistical and computer science methods to understand risks affecting people and animals! What kind of scientist are you? As an Associate Prof in the School of Computer Science, I teach…

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Unique Scientist: Sam Athey

Time to meet Sam Athey (She/her)! Sam is a PhD student at the University of Toronto in Canada studying microplastics and their associated chemical contaminants. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a PhD student studying microplastics and their associated chemical contaminants. What made you want to become a scientist?I grew up in southwest Florida…

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Unique Scientist: Amanda Hyman

Time to meet Amanda Hyman (She/her)! Amanda is an interdisciplinary scientist at the junction of economics, conservation, and international development at University of Tennessee – Knoxville in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? Currently, I call myself an interdisciplinary scientist at the junction of economics, conservation, and international development. I study how we…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Cynthia Fadem

Time to meet Dr. Cynthia Fadem (She/her)! Dr. Fadem is an Associate Professor of Geology at Earlham College in the USA where she studies geoarchaeology, environmental science, and geoscience education! What kind of scientist are you? I study the broad fields of geoarchaeology, environmental science, and geoscience education. I analyze soils, stable isotope chemistry, geomorphology,…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Simone Blomberg

Time to meet Dr. Simone Blomberg (She/her)! Dr. Blomberg is a statistical evolutionary biologist at the School of Biological Sciences in the University of Queensland, Australia! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a statistical evolutionary biologist. My research sits at the intersection of evolutionary biology, systematics and statistics. I try to come up with…

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Unique Scientist: Michael Bale

Time to meet Michael Bale (He/him)! Michael is a researcher studying HIV-host interactions as part of the NCI HIV Dynamics and Replication Program in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am currently a post-baccalaureate researcher studying HIV intra-patient phylogenetics and integration site landscapes. What made you want to become a scientist?I fell…

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Unique Scientist: Maddie Ray

Time to meet Maddie Ray (She/her)! Maddie is a neuroscientist at Boston College in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a neuroscientist studying the neurobiology of aversive learning. My research utilizes single unit recordings and optogenetics to examine the role of the nucleus accumbens core in adaptive scaling of fear. What made…

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Unique Scientist: Johnny Alexander Davila-Sandoval (en español e inglés)

Démosle la bienvenida a Johnny Alexander Davila-Sandoval (Él/He/him)! Johnny is un asistente de investigación originalmente de Lima, Perú y actualmente estudiante de doctorado en Clark University! Note: this page was kindly translated to English by Dr. Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez and you can find both versions here! ¿Qué tipo de científico eres?Soy estudiante de doctorado en Clark…

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Unique Scientist: Crystal Grant

Time to meet Crystal Grant (She/her)! Crystal is a bioinformatician studying DNA changes during aging. She is working towards her PhD at Emory University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a bioinformatician, so I do computer analysis only (you don’t want to see me in the wet lab)! I study changes…

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Unique Scientist: Adelaide Tovar

Time to meet Adelaide Tovar (She/her/they/them). Adelaide is a systems geneticist and immunologist earning her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a systems geneticist and immunologist. The focus of my research is investigating how genetic and environmental factors individually and…

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Unique Scientist: Simon Clark

Time to meet Simon Clark (He/him)! Simon is a flooding & climate change scientist in the United Kingdom! What kind of scientist are you? I research the impacts of climate change on river flooding. Specifically, I use the physics of water to estimate how climate change might increase river flow, increase the abundance of plants…

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Unique Scientist: Thomas Nigl

Time to meet Thomas (Tom) Nigl (He/him)! Tom is a chemical & materials engineer at Pennsylvania State University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a chemical engineer and materials scientist! My research areas include recycling used nuclear fuel, corrosion of advanced nuclear reactor systems, and liquid metal batteries. I just…

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Unique Scientist: Brian Redder

Time to meet Brian Redder (He/him)! Brian is a soil scientist and biogeochemist at Penn State University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a graduate student studying Soil Science and Biogeochemistry at Penn State. My work focuses on the hydrological and biogeochemical processes that affect watersheds and overall water quality. I’ve…

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Unique Scientist: Katie Walsh

Time to meet Katie Walsh (She/her)! Katie is an undergraduate student and is interested in chemistry and education at Lesley University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m an undergrad biology major, but I self-identify as a chemist and a chem education researcher. That sounds wild, but hear me out: my university…

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Unique Scientist: Marion Leary

Time to meet Marion Leary (She/her)! Marion is a nurse innovator, the Director of Innovation at Penn Nursing, resuscitation science researcher, and part-time PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a nurse innovator and resuscitation science researcher at the University of…

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Unique Scientist: Tré Artis

Time to meet Tré Artis (He/him)! Tré is a molecular biologist interested in blood diseases and epigenetics. Tre is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree at Harvard University in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a molecular biologist who conducts research in the field of hematology. I’m fascinated with better understanding the…

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Unique Scientist: Cal Donnelly

Can we get a round of applause to welcome Cal Donnelly (They/them/She/her)?! Cal is a computational virologist at the Roslin Institute (you know, where Dolly the sheep was born!) in Scotland! Cal is also a leader when it comes to promoting equality & diversity in the educational setting. What kind of scientist are you? I’m…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Ashley Nova

Say hello to Dr. Ashley Nova (She/her)! Dr. Nova is a researcher in astronomy and machine learning at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom! She is also a gamer, a writer, and an amateur model! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a research fellow in astronomy and machine learning. That means I…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Jacob Dums

Time to meet Dr. Jacob Dums (He/him)! Dr. Dums is a plant biologist and phycologist by training and currently a postdoctoral researcher studying viral and microbial ecology at the University of Delaware in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a postdoctoral researcher studying viral and microbial ecology. I mostly study the…

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Unique Scientist: Tara Kane

Time to meet Tara Kane (They/them/theirs)! Tara is a neuroscientist originally from the United Kingdom interested in circadian rhythms currently at Harvard Medical School in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a neuroscientist! I study behaviour and how fruit flies’ brains tell time and switch from day to night. Our lab studies…

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Unique Scientist: James McGee

Let’s welcome James McGee (He/him)! James is a graduate student at the Pennsylvania State University in the USA and his background is in cell biology of parasites! What kind of scientist are you? My research background has been on the cell biology of Plasmodium falciparum (the parasite that causes malaria), specifically on cell division and…

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Unique Scientist: Stephen Gire

Say hello to Stephen Gire (He/him)! Stephen is a virologist by training and currently the chief scientific officer for a diagnostic startup in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a virologist by training and now I’m the Chief Scientific Officer of a women’s health diagnostic startup. What made you want to become…

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Unique Scientist: Melissa K. Macias

Time to meet Melissa K. Macias (She/her)! Melissa is a mitigation paleontologist working at Psomas in the USA and is (slightly) obsessed with sloths! What kind of scientist are you? I am a mitigation paleontologist. I protect fossils found during urban development, and make sure they are placed into museum collections for future research. I…

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Unique Scientist: Matthew Sinton

And one of our #UniqueAmbassadors, Matthew Sinton (He/him), has joined the party! Matthew is a Ph.D. student in cardiovascular biology at the University of Edinburgh in the UK and the Founder of The STEM Village! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a PhD student, studying nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a growing health…

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Unique Scientist: Emery Haley

Time to meet Emery Haley (They/them)! Emery is a biomedical researcher and a PhD candidate in cell and molecular biology in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a biomedical researcher with a bachelors in neuroscience and currently earning my Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology. I am working to find better…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Jac Charlesworth

Let’s welcome Dr. Jac Charlesworth (She/her) to our family! Dr. Charlesworth is a computational geneticist at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania in Australia! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a computational geneticist. I sequence the genomes of families with multiple sclerosis to try and find genes that influence…

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Unique Scientist: Landon Getz

Time to meet Landon Getz (He/him)! Landon is a microbiologist and molecular geneticist working on his PhD at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada! What kind of scientist are you? I am a microbiologist and molecular geneticist studying how a marine bacteria, called Vibrio, survives in the environment and causes disease in humans. Unfortunately, some…

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Unique Scientist: Katrina Love

Time to meet Katrina Love (She/Her)! Katrina is a materials engineer and PhD student in the UK at Sheffield Hallam University. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a materials engineer and am currently a first year PhD student looking at phosphate solubility and its effects on the properties of radioactive waste glasses. Simply put,…

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Unique Scientist: Mo Kaze

Time to meet the cheerful Mo Kaze (She/her)! Mo is a microbiologist working towards her Ph.D. at University of California, Merced in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a microbiologist, I love all things tiny. I talk about what things I experience as a PhD student (everything from fighting for funding to…

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Unique Scientist: Anna Laura Huckelba

Say hi to Anna Laura Huckelba (She/her)! Anna Laura is originally from Italy but currently living in the Netherlands and studies social psychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam! What kind of scientist are you? I am currently a Research Master’s student in Social Psychology. I am interested in urban sensescapes and the future of urban mobility.…

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Unique Scientist: Dakota Holmes

Say hi to our first paleoclimatologist, Dakota Holmes (He/him)! Dakota is a climate scientist & PhD candidate in Physical Geography at the National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a Ph.D. Candidate & climate scientist in Physical Geography at the National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland , where…

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Unique Scientist: Evelyn Bordeaux

Say hello to meet Evelyn Bordeaux (She/her)! Evelyn is a Ph.D. student in the Sikora Lab at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus studying cancer biology! What kind of scientist are you? I am currently a PhD student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. I am studying the unique biology of Invasive Lobular…

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Unique Scientist: Chris Spear

Time to meet Chris Spear (They/them)! Chris is a Masters’ student studying the physiology, biomechanics, and behaviour of sharks, skates, rays at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I research elasmobranch (sharks, skates, rays) physiology, animal behaviour, and biomechanics. I do behind the scenes work with groups…

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Unique Scientist: Brian O’Toole

Say hello to mammalogist Brian O’Toole (He/him)! Brian is a conservation biologist and a graduate student working at Fordham University in New York, USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a biologist concentrating in evolutionary biology and conservation genomics. More specifically, I am a mammalogist who studies African fauna using museum collections to…

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Unique Scientist: Arik Hartmann

Want to meet a cool herpetologist? Say hi to Arik Harmann (He/him)! Arik is a graduate student at the University of Florida in the USA interested in amphibian and reptile disease ecology! What kind of scientist are you? I am an early career herpetologist! I am interested in amphibian and reptile disease and I’m currently…

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Unique Scientist: Sam Long

Time to meet educator Sam Long (He/him)! Sam is a high school biology and chemistry teacher in Colorado, USA (with roots in Canada)! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a high school biology and chemistry teacher. I show students that real biology exists on a spectrum rather than within a gender binary, and that…

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Unique Scientist: Emma Tung Corcoran

Say hello to Emma Tung Corcoran (She/her/they/them)! Emma is a biologist from the USA that focuses on epigenetics. What kind of scientist are you? I am researching epigenetics, which is the study of heritable factors other than DNA sequence that regulate different cellular processes. Specifically, I study how epigenetics regulates genome stability and prevents the…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Franck Dumetz

Time to meet molecular parasitologist Dr. Franck Dumetz (He/him)! Franck’s roots are France and Belgium, but currently working at Cambridge University in England! What kind of scientist are you? I am a biologist who specialises in the study of the molecular mechanisms sustaining the life of unicellular parasites; in short, I’m a molecular parasitologist. I…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Sophia Frentz

Meet the inspirational Dr. Sophia Frentz (they/them)! Sophia is originally from New Zealand and currently lives in Australia! What kind of scientist are you? My background is in biology (PhD in mitochondrial diseases) but I now work on the technology side as a technology strategy and transformation consultant at Deloitte. As part of this I…

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Unique Scientist: Daisy Shearer

Meet the phenomenal Daisy Shearer (She/her)! Daisy is originally from England and is working towards her PhD at the University of Surrey! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a physics PhD student at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute. My research focuses on finding new ways to manipulate and control the spin state…

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Unique Scientist: Zanah Francis

Meet Zanah Francis (She/Her)! Zanah is a PhD student at The University of Rochester in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a microbiology PhD student at the University of Rochester in New York. I study peptidoglycan crosslinking (part of the cell wall of bacteria) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (the cause of “TB”–tuberculosis). “Please…

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Unique Scientist: Vic

Meet Unique Scientist Vic (They/Them)! Vic is a molecular biologist from the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a biologist who primarily focuses on DNA repair. When our DNA is mutated, either through external factors (like UV damage) or mishaps during normal replication, it can lead to diseases such as cancer. DNA repair…

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Unique Scientist: Jessica Cucinello

Meet Jessica Cucinello (She/Her)! Jessica is a PhD student Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans (@LSUHealthNO) in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I consider myself a physiologist (what I’m getting my PhD in) and a neuroscientist (what my research focuses on). I primarily study pain and how it affects the…

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Unique Scientist: Liza Brusman

 This is Liza Brusman (She/Her)! Liza currently lives in the USA where she works at Scripps Research @scrippsresearch but is soon to be moving to the University of Colorado, Boulder @CUBoulderMCDB! What kind of scientist are you? I am a molecular biologist! I work in a cell biology lab studying proteins of the nuclear envelope.…

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Unique Scientist: Jiwandeep Kohli

Meet Jiwandeep Kohli (He/Him/His)! Jiwandeep lives in the USA where he works at San Diego State University/The University of California San Diego. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a neuroscientist and PhD student in the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Clinical Psychology. I am broadly interested in applications of various neuroimaging…

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Unique Scientist: Naomi Cox

Say hello to Naomi Cox (She/Her)! Naomi currently lives in the UK where she works at The University of Sheffield (@sheffieldAPS). What kind of scientist are you? I work with rice! (yes, that rice…)  In my PhD I am trying to learn more about how rice leaves develop. I’m hoping that if we understand how…

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