Meet the preLighters: an interview with Gautam Dey

25th September 2019

Gautam Dey is a postdoctoral researcher working at the MRC LMCB, UCL, London, in the lab of Buzz Baum. Here, he is studying the evolution of cell cycle control using fission yeast and archaea. He has been a team member since the start of preLights and has written sixteen preLight posts (!) so far. We[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Connor Rosen

15th August 2019

Connor Rosen is a 5th-year PhD student in Immunology in the labs of Profs. Noah Palm and Aaron Ring at Yale University. In his research he wants to find out how the microbiota interacts with the host. We chatted to Connor about his graduate work, why he got interested in preprints and his thoughts on[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Teresa Rayon

15th July 2019

Teresa Rayon is a postdoctoral researcher in James Briscoe’s lab at the Francis Crick Institute. Here, she studies how time is measured during development. We met Teresa at her institute to talk about her passion for science, her outreach activities which involve running a science podcast and preLights.     Let’s start with the very[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Tessa Sinnige

23rd May 2019

Tessa Sinnige is a postdoctoral fellow and she recently moved to Northwestern University, USA from the University of Cambridge. In her research she studies the mechanisms of protein aggregation using C. elegans as a model. We caught up with Tessa to discuss about her science, postdoc life, preprints and her experience with preLights.    […]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Martin Balcerowicz

20th March 2019

Martin Balcerowicz is an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, in the lab of Phil Wigge. He studies temperature sensing in plants and the interplay between light and temperature signaling. We caught up with Martin to discuss his research, preprints and preLights.   How did you get into biology and plants?[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Samantha Seah

26th October 2018

Samantha Seah is a PhD student at EMBL, Heidelberg in the lab of Christoph Merten. She trained as a geneticist, and now develops microfluidic technology for antibody screening. We caught up with Samantha to talk about different aspects of science, preprints and preLights.   Could you tell us about the path leading to your current[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Heath MacMillan

22nd August 2018

Heath MacMillan is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. His lab is studying the mechanisms of thermal tolerance in insects and aims to answer questions like ‘Why can one species survive a Canadian winter while the other cannot?’ We caught up with Heath to talk about his research, lab and preprints.    […]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Erik Clark

15th June 2018

Erik Clark is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge in the lab of Michael Akam. Erik studied at Oxford and Imperial College London before starting his PhD, where he worked on segmentation patterning in Drosophila. Erik has won a number of grants and awards, among them the BSDB Beddington medal for the best[…]