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Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD

Meenakshi joined as the Editor-in-Chief at The Scientist in 2023. She is passionate about the dissemination of science and brings several years of experience in diverse communication roles including journalism, podcasting, and corporate content strategy. Meenakshi secured her PhD in biophysics at the University of Goettingen, Germany, which sparked a life-long love for interdisciplinary biological sciences and a mild tolerance for beer. In her spare time, she loves to travel.

Articles by Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD
2023 Ig Nobel Prize for Gripping Work on Dead Spiders
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Sep 15, 2023 | 3 min read
Rice University researchers claimed the Ig Nobel Prize for upleveling biorobotics by transforming deceased spiders into robotic grippers.
Handling the Extras in Academia
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Sep 1, 2023 | 1 min read
Researchers are expected to juggle several job duties with little to no training for those tasks. Is peer coaching an option?
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My Protein Didn't Fold and Neither Did I
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Aug 1, 2023 | 2 min read
When Gaurav Ghag realized that he had replicated a calculation error in every experiment during four years of his graduate research, he initially thought that his career had unraveled with his protein.  
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Failing to Succeed
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Aug 1, 2023 | 2 min read
We must celebrate scientific failures not as precedents to anticipatory successes but for what they are: valiant efforts that didn’t work out. 
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Hello World: The New TS Digest is Here
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 2 min read
Our latest offering is the perfect bite-sized digital content fix for your fast-science craving.