Apr 20, 2011

Welcome!

I came back from the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) West Coast meeting in Honolulu, HI, inspired by P. Z. Myers to start my own website and blog, as a public service mission to communicate the excitement of science to you, the general public.  
I've started this blog because I believe I have a social responsibility as a professional scientist to communicate science openly to the people.  I will blog about what I think are important topics in the biological and biomedical sciences and explore the value, current issues, and realistic expectations of what we gain from doing research on that topic.  In addition, I'll explore how science is done, share with you why I think the research I'm working on is of interest and worth funding by taxpayers, give you a taste of what my daily activities entail, and share the latest cutting edge research published in science journals.  All in layman's terms, so you can follow too.  
I hope through my posts you will come to appreciate the value of academic science and learn about a world which may seem 'foreign' to you.  And also to learn something neat along the way.  Enjoy! 

7 comments:

  1. Welcome. I look forward to your posts.

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  2. Very cool. Much appreciated by one who is a very interested layperson. More people should be interested in what's going on in the sciences and blogs like this can only help. I think many are intimidated, but I've found there is no reason to be. I understand my limitations and am still able to grasp the bigger picture.

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  3. Lofty goals!

    This seems quite interesting - from a university student's perspective.

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  5. Thank you very much for starting a blog. I really like this trend for professional scientists and hope you continue to spread around the idea.

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  6. Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! I hope to keep you educated and entertained!

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  7. Hi Saori. I've just come back from a horrible day at work, and your post on spinning eggs totally brightened up my day. Many thanks!

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