I am a slow learner, especially when it comes to motor skills. My mom told me I started walking at 18 months and saying “mama” at 24 months. When I obtained my Ph.D. degree in China and started my postdoc life in Baltimore, I still knew nothing about driving. Driving is unnecessary when you live […]
Skating is something I learned to do by falling on the ice — a lot. When I was a junior in high school, I joined the JV hockey team, without really knowing how to ice skate. The very first thing I learned was how to fall safely on the hockey pads. Even so, I was […]
“Powerhouse of the Cell.” The punchy headline of Philip Siekevitz’s 1957 Scientific American article on the role of mitochondria lives on to this day in public school classrooms and internet message boards. Ph.D. candidate William Aisenberg shares how the story of the mitochondrion teaches us not to forget to understand the context of what we’re learning.