Tag Interviews

Interviews Dr. Sara Seager, Prof of Planetary Science at MIT

Sara Seager is an esteemed astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Holding the Class of 1941 Professor Chair, her groundbreaking research has largely focused on exoplanets, specifically those orbiting stars other than the sun. Her work includes the detection of exoplanet atmospheres, formulating innovative theories about life on other worlds, and developing novel space mission concepts.

Interview with Dr. Nicholas Pilcher

Why Sci? Team Interviews Dr. Nicholas Pilcher, Marine Biologist and Turtle Researcher and Conservationist. This interview was conducted via multipoint videoconferencing with our interviewers at University of California at Berkeley and Dr. Pilcher in Sabah, Malaysia. The multipoint session was managed via Skype by George Newman, in Scituate, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Pilcher’s work and research is conducted all across the Indian Ocean basin from Oman to Malaysia and every country in between. Hear him explain his life’s work, and what is fun and continually motivating him to protect these important species and the ecosystems across the world upon which they depend. Please also visit Dr. Pilcher’s website: http://www.mrf-asia.org/index.cfm

Interview: Professor George Church

George Church is a renowned American geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist, born on August 28, 1954. His early education was at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, followed by Duke University, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in zoology and chemistry. Church’s research work began at Duke University, focusing on biochemistry. Despite facing academic challenges early in his graduate studies, he persevered and eventually earned a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University in 1984.

Interview with Dr. Sara Seager

Interview with Dr. Sara Seager OPEN was honored to host Dr. Sara Seager, a world-renowned expert in the search for life beyond earth.  Co-hosted by Ashley Ruiz and Syra Mehdi of OPEN’s Women in Sci-Tech Series, Dr. Seager updated us…

Interview with Anna Fiveash

Interview with Anna Fiveash Episode 6 takes a deep dive into rhythm, speech, and how music can affect both. Anna Fiveash is a cognitive psychologist interested in the diverse connections between music and language, and how we can use these…

Interview with Nicole Musimbi

Interview with Nicole Musimbi Nicole Musimbi is a UI/UX designer and analyst at Dimitra, an international company with a mission to deliver AgTech globally to farmers. She is involved in translating requirements into attractive user interface by understanding business requirements,…

Interview with Swathi Swaminathan

Interview with Swathi Swaminathan Episode 7 The Singing Brain ​We are thrilled to have Swathi Swaminathan join us on episode 7 of Singing Brain. As a postdoctoral associate, her work involves studying artistic (especially musical) engagement and cognitive development and…

Interview with Dr. Srishti Nayak

Interview with Dr. Srishti Nayak Episoce 9 of The Singing Brain What a pleasure it was to speak with Dr. Srishti Nayak this week! As a postdoctoral research fellow at the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab, she is studying what human…

Interview with Haley Kragness

Interview with Haley Kragness Episode 10 The Singing Brain Episode 10 welcomes the accomplished and enthusiastic Haley Kragness, who is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. She is interested in how we learn musical patterns implicitly as we…

Interview with Megan Brown

Interview with Megan Brown Women in Sci-Tech Host Syra Mehdi Interviews Megan Brown, Researcher, University of Maryland, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Host Syra Mehdi interviews Megan Brown, researcher in atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Maryland.…