Sex and Science

“Who’s the sweet young thing?” asked a female postdoc. “She’s MY sweet young thing,” the taller professor who was showing me around the lab said, grinning. The first day of my first undergraduate lab rotation in molecular biology began strangely. I was learning to run gels to separate the two paired strands of DNA that … Continue reading Sex and Science

My Vaccine Memories

My vaccine memories are personal ones from my childhood. But these are colored from my years in biomedical research when protecting people from infectious diseases like hepatitis C and HIV was an unreachable goal. We still don't have a vaccine for either virus. Have a look at the History of Vaccines site, from the College … Continue reading My Vaccine Memories