On this episode, we continue our deep-dive to learn more about unlikely scientists and their complicated lives as they design the biomolecular underpinnings of the world of tomorrow.
At some point, every fledgling scientist woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror and thought to themselves, “challenge accepted”. In case you had any preconceptions of what it takes to become a research scientist, it takes everything you’ve got. And not even in the ways that you’d think. It’s not the long days, the reviewer cycles of publication, or the extensive decade of education prior to “making it.”
No matter where you come from, no matter where you start or finish on the path, you’ve got to have true grit to run this course.
Approaching her transition into PhD life, Abby Lamb (Twitter: @labbylamb), a truly inspirational professor-to-be, is a senior graduate student in the Buttitta Lab at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Join PNM producer Kelly Schwartz as she speaks with Abby about growing up, genetics, evo-devo, and shares some strong opinions on the social devaluation of art and philosophy relative to science.
Thanks to our engineer, David Harker; Executive producer, Dennis Shaffer; and the entire PNM/WORT 89.9 FM crew.
Music: [LCD_Soundsystem::Home]; Intro/Outro: [Evan_Pope]
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