Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space

Alysson Muotri, a professor at the University of California, San Diego and director of the Stem Cell program, pushes the boundaries of neuroscience research. He builds brains for a living, then sends them on missions to outer space. Motivated by curiosity and creativity, his work is advancing scientists’ understanding of brain development and aging. In this episode narrated by Niki Spahich, Iris Kulbatski from The Scientist’s Creative Services Team spoke with Alysson to learn more about what being a scientist means to him.

Science Philosophy in a Flash is a series of mini podcasts produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services team. With a focus on the people behind the science, this podcast highlights researchers’ unique outlook on what motivates their pursuit of science and what it means to be a scientist.

To learn more about Muotri's research, see "Next-Level Organoids"



Alysson R. Muotri, PhD
Director, Stem Cell Program
Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego