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Feb. 14, 2020

#IAmScience Mel Oliver

#IAmScience Mel Oliver

By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC With his wide range of teas laid out along the windowsill, and his small posters still in stacks on the floor, Mel Oliver is still setting up his new office at Bond LSC after arriving in December. It takes a while to settle into a new space like the…

Jan. 24, 2020

#IAmScience Kaitlyn Waters

#IAmScience Kaitlyn Waters

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC It’s common knowledge that all Ph.D. candidates must complete research in preparation for a dissertation, but what happens when one’s faculty mentor moves to a different school before completion? Kaitlyn Waters found herself in that situation as she was preparing for the final year of her Ph.D. program. Waters,…

Jan. 10, 2020

#IAmScience Karen Segovia

#IAmScience Karen Segovia

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Karen Segovia wanted to work with animals the moment her childhood dog fell sick. With few veterinarians near the rural town in Perú where she grew up, she felt powerless to help, and that inspired her to eventually go to veterinary school. But it was her preparation for her…

Dec. 5, 2019

#IAmScience Mannie Liscum

#IAmScience Mannie Liscum

For Mannie Liscum, thinking is a privilege, and his job gives him the chance to be fascinated by human’s capacity to conceptualize and learn new things. “It’s my goal to use as much of the stuff between my ears as I can while I’m here,” said the Bond LSC primary investigator. “And that’s what drives…

Nov. 28, 2019

Jordyn Lucas #IAmScience

Jordyn Lucas #IAmScience

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC Fourteen billion years ago, the universe began expanding. Four billion years ago, the earth formed. Four million years ago, humans began to roam the Earth. Four years ago, Jordyn Lucas began her graduate degree studying the origins of life in the lab of Donald Burke at Bond LSC. “We…

Nov. 15, 2019

#IAmScience Clayton Kranawetter

#IAmScience Clayton Kranawetter

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC  Taking things apart to figure out how they function was a huge part of Clayton Kranawetter’s childhood. From dismantling his parents’ old computer to disassembling a baseball pitching machine, he’s always been curious about the way things work. Kranawetter always looked for old machines or items that weren’t being…

Nov. 8, 2019

#IAmScience Maddy Creach

#IAmScience Maddy Creach

“Science is concrete, but it isn’t rigid. Research is constantly new and fresh.” By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC For Maddy Creach, a scientific career was always the end goal, and television and books have played a part in that inspiration. When she was a kid, her “big science nerd” of a dad watched NOVA…

Sept. 7, 2019

#IAmScience Hong An

#IAmScience Hong An

Hong An is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pires lab. | Photo by Mariah Cox, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage all make up an important part of the food system and provide the nutrients we need to stay healthy—yet, there is still much that researchers don’t know…

Aug. 29, 2019

#IAmScience Carolyn Robinson

#IAmScience Carolyn Robinson

By Danielle Pycior | Bond LSC When Carolyn Robinson was a kid, she was fascinated by the world around her. She remembers putting scabs under magnifying glasses and squishing bugs to try and understand the oddities of the world.  “Science continuously blows my mind,” Robinson said. “There’s always something where you almost don’t believe it…

May 3, 2019

#IAmScience Ethan Myers

#IAmScience Ethan Myers

Ethan Myers is a senior biochemistry major studying oil production in soybeans. | photo by Mariah Cox, Bond LSC By Mariah Cox Preparing home-cooked meals regularly and maintaining houseplants can oftentimes be too time-consuming for stressed-out college students, but not for Ethan Myers. At Myers’ student apartment you can find a bonsai tree and a…