April 2, 2020

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring a new Stanford scientist who is eager to answer your science questions!

Griffin G. is an applied physicist and studies plasmas! For his research, he shines really powerful lasers at different targets to generate these plasmas, w...

May 23, 2019

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring a new Stanford scientist who is eager to answer your science questions!

Sharlene F. studies how the brain controls how we move! For her research, she works with people who are tetraplegic to design robots that interface with the...

March 2, 2019

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring three new Stanford scientists who are eager to answer your science questions! Dave G. and Leighton W. are graduate students and Nicholas W. is a post-doc here at Stanford. This brings us to a total of six scientists available t...

January 14, 2019

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring two new Stanford scientists who are eager to answer your science questions! Mickey M. and Bryan C. are graduate students here at Stanford.

Mickey studies radar glaciology in the Geophysics department. She is really excited to ta...

December 13, 2018

Dannielle is a second year grad student in the chemistry PhD program. She works in the Moerner lab in the chemistry department on stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, which is a super-resolution microscopy technique. She uses the STED microscope to study bi...

May 3, 2018

Fiona Tamburini is a graduate student in the Genetics PhD program at Stanford. Fiona studies how the microbes that live in our bodies - the “microbiome” - impact our health. In this post, Fiona shares her journey toward becoming a scientist and how she became intereste...

March 22, 2018

Susanna Brantley is a graduate student in the Developmental Biology program at Stanford. She studies how the environment surrounding adult stem cells promotes survival and proper stem cell differentiation using fruit flies as a model system. Here, Susanna shares her st...

March 7, 2018

Amber R. Moore is a graduate student in the Immunology program at Stanford. She studies how infection during pregnancy can change immune cell behavior in the mom and placenta and how these immune changes can lead to pregnancy complications. Here, Amber shares her story...

December 21, 2017

Take a moment to imagine what a scientist looks like. 

Did you imagine an older white man, possibly with crazy white hair, wearing a lab coat standing next to flasks of bubbling, green chemicals? If so, you’re not alone—in studies as early as 1957, it was demonstrated t...

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