Dissertation Dancin’ Docs
Meet these amazing scientific artists or are they artistic scientists. Winners of the eminent, high impact journal Science magazines, “Dance your PhD contest” cover topics: “Multivalent binding of the partially disordered SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid phosphoprotein dimer to RNA” and “Structure and Stability of Atmospheric Clusters”.
Heather Masson-Forsythe Heather is currently a 5th-year PhD candidate in Biochemistry & Biophysics at Oregon State University. Currently working with Dr. Elisar Barbar, her work is focused on using a combination of molecular biology and biophysical methods to study the nucleocapsid phosphoprotein of SARS-CoV-2. This work was turned into a Dance Your PhD submission, winning the new COVID-19 category. She also uses TikTok, and its trends, including songs, memes, and dances, to communicate her science, and as a first-generation academic, LGBTQ+ woman in STEM, uses the platform to provide resources, information, and advice about being a scientist.
Jakub Kubečka, Vitus Besel, and Ivo Neefies from the University of Helsinki also featured!