Meet the preLighters: Baheerathan Murugavel

1st December 2021

Baheerathan Murugavel is a PhD student in the lab of Professor Hema Somanathan at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM). His research focuses on the visual ecology of fruit-feeding bats in southern India, and he has written several preLights posts on research related to bat behaviour and ecology. As well[…]

preLights talks to Sarvenaz Sarabipour

15th November 2021

Sarvenaz Sarabipour is an assistant research scientist at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD USA. She received her PhD in Engineering also from Johns Hopkins University, and her research focuses on receptor signalling networks at the cell and tissue level. As well as her scientific interests, she is an active advocate for early-career researchers, open science,[…]

preLights talks to Professor Christopher Jackson

25th October 2021

preLights talks to Chris Jackson Chris Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Geoscience at the University of Manchester, UK. Alongside his research career, you might recognise him from his TV work: he presented The Royal Institution’s 2019 Christmas Lectures as well as BBC2’s Expedition Volcano, which showed him descending into Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic[…]

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[…]