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[9 Sep 2011 | 613 Comments | ]
Teaching the teachers

Five years’ worth of Biol 200 quarters has gotten Wiggins thinking about what makes a good teacher, especially what makes a good science teacher. And he’s got some ideas about how we can all be better science communicators.

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[26 Apr 2011 | 2,477 Comments | ]
Neuroscience for All

Many of us in science like to do outreach on the side, when we’re able to find the time. Dr. Chudler has built a career out of devoting time equally to both.

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[9 Dec 2010 | 776 Comments | ]
Meet the newest UW virologist, Jason Smith

The newest addition to the Microbiology faculty, Jason Smith comes to Seattle from a postdoc at Scripps Institute in southern California. Surprisingly, he prefers the Seattle climate to San Diego’s, finding changing seasons refreshing after several years of constant sunshine. Having recently become a faculty member, Jason is still becoming accustomed to more time in his office away from the bench.
“The best thing about being a PI is that you have the freedom to do whatever you want,” he says, but adds quickly that it is also the scariest aspect …

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[30 Aug 2010 | 1,318 Comments | ]
Viruses, films and octopi, oh my! – Semih Tareen

When asked what they would bring to a desert island if they could only bring one thing, most people have a funny response. Semih Tareen, a recent graduate of the MCB program, has a most intriguing response; he would bring his “snorkel, so that [he] can continue hunting octopus.”

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[30 Aug 2010 | 1,254 Comments | ]
A Passion for Discovery – Amy Weinmann

Whether she’s doing research or moving across the country, assistant immunology professor Amy Weinmann lets her passion drive her wherever it sees fit.