Articles By Elisabeth Pain

  • A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

    Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

  • Further Resources for Synthetic Biology Research

    An update on the growing field of synthetic biology and a roundup of training opportunities and other resources.

  • A Mathematician Takes to the Streets

    Portuguese mathematician Sara Santos has forged a career communicating her passion for mathematics to all sorts of audiences.

  • Sowing Seeds Through Plant Taxonomy

    Portuguese plant researcher Célia Cabral co-founded a company to produce essential oils in order to help her country's agriculture and economy.

  • Presentation Tips for Non-Native Speakers

    Conveying complex material during a scientific presentation is difficult for everyone, but it's especially challenging for speakers who aren't fluent and confident in the conference language.

  • Focus on Aging: Understanding Brain Plasticity

    Neuroscientist Sara Burke investigates how aging affects the plasticity of neuronal networks and, ultimately, behavior.

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Successful Aging

    Social and behavioral scientist Nardi Steverink studies the psychological well-being of older people to help them stay well and happy longer.

  • A Twin Career Story

    Identical twin brothers Alan and Steven Davy are pursuing similar research interests while also seeking to differentiate their work.

  • Q&A: Philip Phillips: A Roundabout Approach to Superconductivity

    His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.

  • Slipping Humor Into Scientific Presentations

    Humor can be an added bonus in scientific talks, provided you know when and how to use it.