Archive for Alma Matter

Building the BioMakerSpace

Building the BioMakerSpace

Posted On: October 12, 2016

Among the many new whiz-bang features of ISC-3, the BioMakerSpace stands out for its promise of democratized molecular [...]

Come to DataCraft 2016

Come to DataCraft 2016

Posted On: September 14, 2016

Artists and scientists have a lot in common. They create, communicate, explore, persevere, and notice problems around them [...]

Coping With Imposter Syndrome

Coping With Imposter Syndrome

Posted On: September 12, 2016

“I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh oh, they’re going to find out now. [...]

The Coldest Email

The Coldest Email

Posted On: September 05, 2016

Hello Science People and all Tribespeople of William & Mary, It’s time for another year and another round [...]

I’m Pretty Sure Scientists are the Only People Who Listen to Podcasts Regularly

I’m Pretty Sure Scientists are the Only People Who Listen to Podcasts Regularly

Posted On: April 15, 2016

Buckle up; I’m about to tell you what every scientist does not want you to know: we spend [...]

(Mostly) White Dudes at Play: A Brief History of Silicon Valley, Part 1: Academic-military-microwave-utopian-industrial complex: 1920-1970

(Mostly) White Dudes at Play: A Brief History of Silicon Valley, Part 1: Academic-military-microwave-utopian-industrial complex: 1920-1970

Posted On: April 14, 2016

What comes to mind when you think of “Silicon Valley”? Maybe you visualize a rabid, young, hoodie-clad tech [...]

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part 3: The Questions We Face

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part 3: The Questions We Face

Posted On: April 12, 2016

It has been said that the 19th century was the “century of physics,” the 20th was that of [...]

Introduction: Explaining the Future of Synthetic Biology with Computer Programming’s Past

Introduction: Explaining the Future of Synthetic Biology with Computer Programming’s Past

Posted On: April 05, 2016

If you are majoring in biology right now, I say to you: that was a good call. The [...]

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part II: Who do we have to thank?

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part II: Who do we have to thank?

Posted On: March 30, 2016

Last week, we explored the mechanics of the CRISPR-Cas9 breakthrough. In this second installment, I present unfortunately unique [...]

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part I: What… is it… even?

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part I: What… is it… even?

Posted On: March 20, 2016

If you’re a biology nerd, like, the kind who attends the Friday afternoon seminar series for no extra [...]