Contributors
Contributors
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.

opinion
Opinion: The Politics of Science and Racism
Opinion: The Politics of Science and Racism
Sadye Paez, Erich D. Jarvis | Aug 18, 2020
Race has been used to segment humanity and, by extension, establish and enforce a hierarchy in science. Individual and institutional commitments to racial justice in the sciences must involve political activity.
Opinion: Use the Pandemic to Expand the Lab to the Home
Opinion: Use the Pandemic to Expand the Lab to the Home
Michael Levin | Jun 30, 2020
Researchers have been forced to reckon with restrictions on lab access. Now is the time to figure out how to make science portable and widely accessible.
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
John D. Loike, Salomon Amar | Jun 22, 2020
Fast science—with all its warts—is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
Open Letter
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
Joseph Graves, Erich D. Jarvis | Jun 19, 2020
What we can and must do to make science more equitable.
Opinion: Look to Cholera Vaccine Campaigns for COVID-19 Guidance
Opinion: Look to Cholera Vaccine Campaigns for COVID-19 Guidance
Joshua Havumaki | Jun 15, 2020
Accounting for a limited stockpile of cholera vaccine can provide insight into the most effective way to distribute future COVID-19 vaccines.
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Opinion: Surgisphere Fiasco Highlights Need for Proper QA
Nadya Gawadi Heywood, David Long | Jun 12, 2020
Our handbook on best practices for quality assurance in biomedicine can help funding agencies shore up research integrity—which is especially needed at a time when mistakes can have outsize effects.
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Opinion: The Isolated Scientist
Steven Wiley | May 19, 2020
Among the disruptions and pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are dealing with a sudden halt in in-person interactions.
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
John D. Loike, Ruth L. Fischbach | Apr 16, 2020
If governments were to use SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests to manage who can re-enter the workplace, society must accept a sacrifice of privacy.