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Meet the preLighters: João Mello-Vieria

15th September 2021

João Mello-Vieira joined preLights earlier this year, and has written many preLights posts on parasitology. Recently he has moved away from academic research into science writing and communication. We caught up with Joao to learn more about his new role and how preLights helped him decide to move into a writing job.   What inspired[…]

preLights talks to Amanda Haage

31st August 2021

Amanda Haage is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota, where she is on the education scholar track, combining her own research program with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. She did her PhD at Iowa State University before moving to the University of British Columbia for a postdoc. Her research focuses on the[…]

Meet the preLighters: Sophia Friesen

19th August 2021

Sophia Friesen is a graduate student in the lab of Iswar Hariharan at the University of California, Berkeley. Their PhD research focuses on developmental timing and the regulation of epithelial growth and patterning, using Drosophila as their model organism. They are also passionate about science communication and diversity and representation in science. In their time[…]

preLights talks to David Stephens

19th July 2021

David Stephens is Professor of Cell Biology in the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the cell biology of membranes and cytoskeletal dynamics, which his lab investigates using advanced light microscopy techniques, 3D cell culture and zebrafish. He is an affiliate for bioRxiv and is also an editor for[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Kristina Kuhbandner

5th July 2021

Kristina Kuhbandner is a postdoctoral researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she researches gene therapy strategies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She has been part of the preLights community for almost a year and has been a very active contributor in that time, posting many preLights related to neuroscience and offering frequent, constructive feedback to[…]

preLights talks to Christian Mosimann

2nd June 2021

Christian Mosimann is the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Cardiac Research Director and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. His lab predominantly uses the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to investigate the lateral plate mesoderm and developmental and evolutionary origin of the cardiovascular system. He[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Irepan Salvador-Martinez

4th May 2021

Irepan Salvador-Martinez is a postdoctoral researcher in the Single Cell Genomics Team at the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) in Barcelona. He has been a preLighter since 2018, and since then has highlighted a number of preprints related to developmental biology and cell lineage tracing. His scientific career has seen him do a lot[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Jonny Coates

26th April 2021

Jonny Coates is postdoctoral researcher at the Queen Mary University of London, where he is investigating the role of neutrophils and T-cells in ischaemia reperfusion injury. Jonny has also been involved in various projects around preprints, peer review and career development, which he talks about in this interview. How did you get into research? For[…]

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