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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
A Space Sequence Saga
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Astronaut Kathleen Rubins and her samples do not settle when it comes to space biology.
Illustration shows multiple hands holding phones displaying “fake news” on the screen. 
Let's Keep Science Real
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
April Fools’ Day jokes about scientific findings risk spreading misinformation.
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Gazing into Science’s Crystal Ball
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Mar 15, 2024 | 3 min read
Basic research successes offer glimpses into future scientific advancements, but the outcomes are subject to change.
Women scientists work in a laboratory with a microscope and test tubes.
From Stepping Aside to Stepping Forward
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Mar 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Women in science have come a long way, and they do not intend to stop.
Infusion of Artificial Intelligence in Biology
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Feb 23, 2024 | 10 min read
With deep learning methods revolutionizing life sciences, researchers bet on de novo proteins and cell mapping models to deliver customized precision medicines.
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Work and Life: Balance or Blend?
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Feb 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Some scientists strive to separate work from life, while some prefer to mix them.
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Scientists Trot the Globe but Stay Sci-lingual
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Jan 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Academics adapt to new cultures and people, bonding with scientific commonalities.
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When Scientists Collaborate, Science Progresses
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Dec 4, 2023 | 3 min read
Behind every successful scientist, there is another scientist.
Samantha Maragh speaks on stage after receiving the State of Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2019.
Making Standards Exceptional
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Dec 4, 2023 | 9 min read
Samantha Maragh has taken on the difficult challenge of standardizing assays, data norms, and terminology in the ever evolving genome editing field.
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Save the Sample
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Dec 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Researchers must plan for the future of their lab materials long before they decide to move on.