about the blog

Connecting with interested non-scientists is our mission at the Miller blog. We post reflections on current events related to our field, review popular science media, and translate research breakthroughs for general audiences. Whether you’re a high school student, an artist, a professional biochemist, or anything in between, we aim to pull you into the science conversation.

Our lab has a general interest in how animals adjust to changing environmental conditions, like diminishing food, changing temperatures, loss of oxygen, or seeping toxic gases. We experiment with the small nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, a simple animal, about one millimeter long, that naturally inhabits compost.

Our goal is to write blog posts that address the broader implications of questions we study in the lab. If there is a topic you would like to hear more about, please let us know.

We welcome your comments! We will moderate the discussion to make sure that it stays on-topic, is respectful and G-rated.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the opinions expressed on this blog are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the views of the University of Washington, nor any funding body. We are basic scientists, not medical care providers. As such, any statements or opinions should not be misinterpreted as personal medical advice. The Miller Lab is funded by the NIH.

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