From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey

A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.

A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.

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UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
Lisa Winter | Feb 23, 2021
The program, known as ARIA, will be independent and scientist-led.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2021
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2021 issue of The Scientist.
Improving the Advisor/Advisee Relationship
Improving the Advisor/Advisee Relationship
Angela E. Boag and Nathalie Isabelle Chardon | Feb 1, 2021
Academic mentors are not necessarily natural managers. Their graduate students often bear the brunt of this shortcoming.
Opinion: Despite Limitations, Study Offers Clues to Gender Bias
Opinion: Despite Limitations, Study Offers Clues to Gender Bias
Flaminio Squazzoni | Jan 29, 2021
A response to Ada Hagan’s opinion piece suggesting that our study “compromises response to gender bias.”
Opinion: Peer Review Study Compromises Response to Gender Bias
Opinion: Peer Review Study Compromises Response to Gender Bias
Ada Hagan | Jan 29, 2021
A recent analysis that claimed no evidence of gender-based peer review outcomes fails to account for several factors.
Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape
Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2021
Scientists from countries with fewer resources are pushing collaborators from higher-income countries to shed biases and behaviors that perpetuate social stratification in the research community.
The Biggest Science News of 2020
The Biggest Science News of 2020
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2020
Neanderthal DNA surprises in modern humans, the first blood test for Alzheimer’s, a discovery of new human salivary glands, and, oh yeah, a pandemic
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Sarah Anderson | Dec 17, 2020
Effectively relating science to the public is a science in itself, and expertise on a topic doesn’t guarantee expertise in explaining it.
Conference Linked to as Many as 300,000 COVID-19 Cases: Study
Conference Linked to as Many as 300,000 COVID-19 Cases: Study
Lisa Winter | Dec 14, 2020
Around 100 people were infected at a scientific meeting hosted by Biogen in Boston in February. Then they went back home, taking the virus with them.