Finding success in the lab despite high turnover and COVID-19

Projects at Jonathon Hill’s lab at Brigham Young University generally take between two and five years to complete and his team of about twenty is composed entirely of undergraduate researchers. The setup inherently sees a lot of turnover but because Jonathon plans for this, it’s a highly successful one. Jonathon’s lab studies how the heart … Continue reading Finding success in the lab despite high turnover and COVID-19

Curiosity, virology and working together when we have to work apart

When asked if today’s global pandemic is the kind of situation that motivated him to become a virologist, William James replied, “I wish I could say I’d been that starry eyed, but it was really just curiosity that got me started.” James’s virology lab at University of Oxford’s Sir William Dunn School of Pathology has … Continue reading Curiosity, virology and working together when we have to work apart

Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism

Time lord, jack-of-all-trades and extra-terrestrial - Doctor Who is an undeniable piece of British pop culture. The show's main character, the Doctor, offers a heroism and never-ending arc that have been winning viewers over since 1963. Hannah Gunderman, Cultural Geographer and Research Data Management Consultant at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, studies the show. Her research … Continue reading Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism