The Science of David Hasselhoff

When I joined my postdoctoral lab at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics in 2010, I had some vague notion that “Germans love David Hasselhoff.” But it didn’t become completely clear until colleagues in my group published a paper describing the “Hoffler effect” – a Doppler like effect important for patterning the developing embryo – this summer. I wrote a piece, complete with interviews (with the scientists, not the Hoff!) that you can find here.


Southern Anatomy

The Story Collider is an absolutely brilliant curated evening of personal stories about science. Science touches everyone – and these stories, told by scientists and non-scientists alike, are funny or sad or prophetic or powerful. I was lucky enough to participate in one in London this June. And thanks to the support of one of the awesome co-founders, Brian Wecht, I performed this story about what it was like to grow up in the Southern United States as a daughter of a single father. Hope you enjoy it!


Stand Back! – I’m about to do SCIENCE

For those of you who wonder about what I do on a day-to-day basis in the lab, we recently published an article with the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Generation of Dispersed Presomitic Mesoderm Cell… | Protocol.

JoVE is a unique format in scientific publishing because it allows authors to show their readers HOW they perform a particular technique. This is particularly helpful for other scientists to see the steps involved in a particular experiment. If you want to know more about that process – I wrote a post over at Speakers of Science about my experience.