Twitter hosts

Here are profiles of everyone hosting the ResearcHers Code's Twitter account.

You can click on the images or dates to read their previous tweets on our account and follow them on their accounts too.


Dr Chloe Chung

Postdoc researching into the pathological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Follow @dchloechung


29th November - 5th December

Georgia Whitton

Georgia is a data scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge UK, working on genomic surveillance of malaria parasites

Follow @Gwhittonx


4th - 10th October

Madeline G. Reinecke

Madeline is a fifth-year graduate student in psychology at Yale, where she uses data science to research moral cognition across development.

Follow @mgreinecke


26th April - 2nd May

Garnett Achieng

Garnett is a data and digital rights researcher from Kenya working at Pollicy in Kampala, Uganda working to innovate government service delivery across Africa. Specifcally her research is in content moderation and digital inequalities.

Follow @garnettachieng


29th March - 4th April

Petra Wenzl

Petra is a PhD student in computer and cognitive science at the University of Bremen researching into spatial cognition in everyday tasks. She uses pattern recognition and sequence prediction with machine learning and AI methods.

Follow @cogscinotes


8th - 14th March

Alison Pouplin

Alison is a PhD student at the Technical University of Denmark working on geometric machine learning used in medical imaging to energy consumption.

Follow @a_ppln

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15th - 21st February 2021

Paloma Rojas-Saunero

Paloma is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the Erasmus MC. Paloma’s research is focused in applying causal inference methods in cohort studies, specifically to emulate target trials for long-term exposures related to dementia and to understand the role of competing events in this setting.

Follow @palolili23


25th - 31st January 2021

Simona Picardi, PhD

Simona is a postdoctoral fellow at Utah State University. She uses tracking technology to study how animals move across the landscape and what factors shape their movement patterns, with particular focus on sage-grouse of North America. She also created an R package called nestR to analyse the movement of breeding birds.

Follow @simopicardi


7th - 13th December 2020

Laura Hanu

Laura is a computer vision engineer at Unitary where she builds computer vision models to ensure safe media content online. Laura’s work aims to detect potentially undesirable or harmful content such as hate speech or NSFW visual content by combining different modalities like images, videos and text.

Follow @HanuLaura


16th - 22nd November 2020

Christine Boinett, PhD

Christine is a postdoctoral fellow at the Wellcome Sanger Institute at Cambridge researching into the genomics of antimicrobial resistance. Christine is a co-creator of the Digital Mentor Podcast - a podcast on mentoring, research & career development.

Follow @mentor_podcast


26th Oct - 2nd Nov 2020

Anita Tobar Henríquez, PhD

Anita is a postdoctoral researcher in psycholinguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Anita applies data science and statistics to find out how we process and use language when we talk to each other.

Follow @anitatobarh


21st - 27th September 2020

Olatz Mompeó

Olatz is our Podcast Co-Host here at ResearcHers Code! Olatz is a PhD student in Genetics and Nutrition at King's College London, focusing on gene-environment interplay and how they shape our health.

Follow @houlatz


31st - 6th September 2020

Clara R

Clara is a research assistant interested in spatial population genetics, pathogens and co-evolution, and is a master of memes!

Follow @ramencult


3rd August -  9th August 2020

Dr Racheida Lewis

Racheida is an Assistant Professor teaching Electrical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Follow @Racheida_Lewis


13th July - 19th July 2020

N'Vida Yotcho

N'Vida is a science entrepreneur majoring in Applied and Computational Math Science with a passionate for psychology and AI, and is host of the Reading Scientific Paper podcast

Follow @NVidaYotcho


22nd June - 28th June 2020

Markia Smith

Markia is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill exploring the interplay of genomics and the environment on cancer susceptibility, and their effect on racial health disparities

Follow @MarkiaASmith

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1st June - 7th June 2020

Eva Schnider

Eva is PhD candidate at University of Basel researching on machine learning for medical image segmentation. 

Follow @SchniderEva


11th May - 17th May 2020

Danielle Lemmon, PhD

Danielle recently defended her PhD in climate science at University of Colorado Boulder. Danielle specialises in El Niño-Southern Oscillation, tropical Pacific phenomenon that widely impacts global climate.

Follow @iLemmon


20th Apr - 26th Apr 2020

Johanna Devaney, PhD

Johanna is an Assistant Professor Brooklyn College. Her research is primarily in the area of music information retrieval.

Follow @jcdevaney


29th Mar - 5th Apr 2020

Sophie Okolo, MPH

Sophie is a researcher turned science writer in Health Tech and consultant at Global Health Aging. Sophie holds a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, master’s degree in public health. 

Follow @sophieokolo


8th Mar - 15th Mar 2020

Domitille Louchard

PhD candidate at ETH Zürich studying the impacts of the Amazon River on the carbon cycling of the Atlantic Ocean. Domitille is using 3D complex models to simulate the Atlantic Ocean's physics and biogeochemistry. 

Follow @domitilleLou


16th Feb - 23rd Feb 2020

Hannah Tiffin

PhD Candidate in Entomology and Intl Agriculture & Development at Penn State University. Hannah works on mange in bears, coyotes, and foxes. And also extension

education on ticks and vector-borne diseases.

Follow @bearly_famous


26th Jan - 2nd Feb 2020

Laura Whelan

PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin looking for changes in genes that cause inherited blindness. 

Follow @lauraannewhelan


6th Jan - 12th Jan 2020

Lilian Balatsou

PhD Candidate in Cognitive Neuroscience at Bangor University, studying how the human brain prepares for speech. Lilian also had a recent transition into industry working as a Speech Scientist in an AI company. 

Follow @e_balatsou


1st Dec - 8th Dec 2019

Caitlin Aamodt

Neuroscience PhD student at UCLA studying learned vocal communication. Caitlin is using songbird model to treat non-verbal patients with autism. 

Follow @CaitlinAamodt


10th Nov - 17th Nov 2019

Laura Hayes, PhD

Postdoc working at NASA Goddard studying the Sun and space weather using observations from NASA and ESA satellites.

Follow @laura_hayess


13th Oct - 20th Oct 2019

Lyda Harris

PhD student from University of Washington studying marine biology and microplastic pollution. 

Follow @lydaofmylife


22nd Sep - 29th Sep 2019

Marcella Montagnese

Neuroimaging PhD student from King's College London working on the pharmacological and computational aspects of visual hallucination in Parkinson's.   

Follow @m_montagnese


1st Sep - 8th Sep 2019

Rachel Wade, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee working on Giant Kelp Breeding for biofuel optimisation. 

Follow @RaeMarieW


12th Aug - 19th Aug 2019


Bioinformatics and immunology PhD student at Newcastle University. Simone uses code to investigate how our immune cells form during fetal development.

Follow @SimSci9


22nd Jul - 29th Jul 2019

Yaa Oppong

Bioinformatics PhD student studying drug resistance transmission in tuberculosis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Follow @oppong_yaa


24th Jun - 1st Jul 2019

Isabelle van der Vegt

PhD student studying computational linguistics to understand threats of violence at University College London

Follow @Isabellevdv


3rd Jun - 10th Jun 2019

Elly Birchall

PhD student at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University studying star and planetary formation

Follow @ellykaybee 


6th May - 13th May 2019

Dr Dina Popovkina

Postdoc at the University of Washington researching object recognition and visual attention

Follow @_drdina_


15th Apr - 22nd Apr 2019

Mahdiyeh Razeghi

PhD student in Geodesy (surveying) at the University of Newcastle, Australia using satellite observations for geophysical applications

Follow @MahdiyehGeo


25th Mar - 1st Apr 2019

Vivian Guetler

Computational Sociology PhD student at West Virginia University investigating cyberterrorism and social networks

Follow @Vivfiona


3rd Mar - 11th Mar 2019

Dr Rebekah Wegener

Senior Researcher at the University of Salzburg researching into ethical and contextual artificial intelligence

Follow @rebekahwegener


13th - 19th December

Anna Schultze, PhD

Anna is an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working on collecting health data to study the safety and efficacy of medicines. Anna also works on OpenSAFELY (a secure analytics platform for NHS electronic health records) for Covid-19.

Follow @AnnaTheresia


25th - 31st October

Genevieve G. Mount, PhD

Genevieve is a postdoctoral scientist in Utah State studying the loss of vocal sacs in frogs and toads and has a PhD in phylogenetic methods.

Follow @Lizardeve


27th Sep - 3rd Oct

Bea Costa Gomes, PhD

Bea is a biomedical engineer and postdoctoral researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, applying machine learning on images from electron microscopy. She also does stand-up comedy and is a co-host for The Turing podcast.

Follow @mooniean


19th - 25th April

Maysa Macedo, PhD

Maysa is a researcher in computer science and medical imaging in Brazil. She is an expert in developing machine learning algorithms in Python. Outside her work, she applies her knowledge in identifying racial bias in texts.

Follow @maysamalfiza


22nd - 28th March

Danielle Bodicoat, PhD

Danielle is medical statistician and writer and completed her PhD in epidemiology. She now runs a consultancy called Simplified Data, specialising in clinical trials and evidence synthesis.

Follow @DaniBodicoat


1st - 7th March

Samantha L Wilson, PhD

Samantha is a postdoctoral researcher at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. A geneticist turned-computational biologist, Samantha uses genomics to understand pregnancy complications.

Follow @SamanthaLWilson


8th - 14th February 2021

Samantha Pendleton

Samantha is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham researching into genetic and environmental risks of patients with inflammation using machine learning, natural language processing and ontologies in Python.

Follow @sap218


18th - 24th January 2021

Camila Rangel Smith, PhD

Camila is a data scientist at the Alan Turing Institute in London and has a PhD in particle physics working on the ATLAS Experiment of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. She also created the community Cevale2ve to help physics students go into higher education in Venezuela, Columbia and Peru.

Follow @CamilaRangelS


30th Nov - 6th December 2020

Ines Belgacem, PhD

Ines is a research fellow at the European Space Agency at the European Space and Astronomy Centre. Ines’ work focuses on the study of icy surfaces in our solar system – specifically, Jupiter's icy moons Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Follow @Ines_Blgcm


9th - 15th November 2020

Ada Kępińska

Ada is a bioinformatics PhD student at King's College London researching into the genetics of psychosis and exploring symptoms related to different psychosis trajectories.

Follow @adapkepinska


19th - 25th October 2020

Abbie Bray

Abbie is a theoretical physics PhD student at University College London. She uses mathematics and coding to model scenarios in laser-matter interaction.

Follow @AbbieBrayPhys


14th - 20th September 2020

Ashley Holub, PhD

Ashely received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Rochester Medicine and Dentistry. Ashley has conducted research in mental health, emergency medicine, pediatrics, bit of cardiology, and is currently a postdoc in industry working on joint replacement in orthopedics.

Follow @ashtroid22


24th August -  30th August 2020

Adrienne Pichon

Adrienne is a medical informatics PhD student at Columbia University researching into patient generated data & personal informatics tools in women's health

Follow @Adriennepichon1


27th July - 2nd August 2020

Nina Lutz

Nina is a graduate student at MIT Media Lab exploring human identity through interactive expereinces using a combination of computer science, art and design

Follow @ninalikespi


6th July - 12th July 2020

Vivian Chu

Vivian is a 3rd year bioinformatics undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, passionate about sci-comm and empowering youth & girls in STEM through inclusion, accessibility & community

Follow @VivianSChu


15th June - 21st June 2020

Sally Owen

Sally is a research economist, working in climate change adaptation and disaster economics in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Follow @sallyfrean


25th May - 31st May 2020

Jaky Kueper

Jaky is a combined PhD candidate in Epidemiology & Computer Science at Western University. Jaky researches on the use of data to support complex decisions and equitable primary healthcare, and this includes developing machine learning for multimorbidity. 

Follow @jk_kueper


4th May - 10th May 2020

Héloïse Stevance, PhD

Héloïse is a research fellow in computational astrophysics at Auckland University. 

Follow @Sydonahi


13th Apr - 19th Apr 2020

Rachel Sippy, PhD

Rachel is postdoctoral researcher at UFlorida and SUNY Upstate Medical School. She works in infectious disease epidemiologist, looking at seasonality, and climate/environment influences on disease.

Follow @GermCurves


22nd Mar - 29th Mar 2020

Toya Mckinney-Palmer

Aerospace engineering student at Auburn University. Toya is also a NASA Solar System Ambassador. 

Follow @astrotoya


1st Mar - 8th Mar 2020

Adriana Picoral

PhD candidate in applied linguistics at University of Arizona focusing on langue use and acquisitions. Adriana also does linguistics, computational linguistics and data science

Follow @adrianapicoral


9th Feb - 16th Feb 2020

Kalin Kiesling

Computational nuclear engineering PhD student at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kalin develops methods and tools for simulating radiation transport.  

Follow @krose621


19th Jan - 26th Jan 2020

Alice Morrell

PhD candidate at Royal Veterinary College studying navigation of zebra and African wild dogs in Botswana. 

Follow @amemorrell


15th Dec - 21st Dec 2019

Brónagh McCoy, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher in cognitive neuroscience at Cambridge University. Brónagh studies reinforcement learning in Parkinson’s disease, autism and anxiety using eye tracking, fMRI and pharmacology. 

Follow @MccoyBronagh


24th Nov - 1st Dec 2019

Eve Vavagiakis

PhD student at Cornell University testing superconducting devices & design cryogenic cameras to take pictures of the most ancient light in the universe. 

Follow @EveVavagiakis


3rd Nov - 10th Nov 2019

Michela Piacardi 

PhD candidate in the photonics and nanotechnology research group at King's College London. Michela research interests are in the theoretical and experimental exploration of the degrees of freedom of light and their mutual interaction. 

Follow @micpicardi


6th Oct - 13th Oct 2019

Leonie Esters, PhD

Meteorology Postdoc from Uppsala University focusing on air-sea gas exchange and oceanic turbulence. 

Follow @LeonieEsters

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15th Sep - 22nd Sep 2019

Crystal Grant

Genetics PhD student from Emory University using bioinformatics tools to uncover epigenetic changes in human ageing. 

Follow @itscrystalgrant


26th Aug - 1st Sep 2019

Brianna Pagán

PhD student from Ghent University. Brianna uses remote sensing to better understand the hydrologic cycle for climate modelling and drought forecasting applications.

Follow @Brianna_R_Pagan


5th Aug - 12th Aug 2019 

Malin Fredén Axelsson

Masters student from Lund University using R and data science to study global surgery and 3D printing.

Follow @malinfax


15th Jul - 22nd Jul 2019

Mira Tammelin

Geology PhD student studying Finnish lakes, sediment, nutrients and diatoms (microscopic algae) at the University of Turku

Follow @MiraTammelin


17th Jun - 24th Jun 2019

Cerys Jones

PhD student researching into multispectral imaging to recover hidden features on heritage artefacts at University College London

Follow @C3rysJones


27th May - 3rd Jun 2019

Katja Mankinen

PhD student in particle physics at Lund University searching for new particles for the ATLAS experiment at CERN

Follow @katjkarp


29th Apr - 6th May 2019

Dr April Wright

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, researcher in phylogenetics and comparative biology and teacher in computational evolutionary biology at Southeastern Louisiana University

Follow @WrightingApril


8th Apr - 15th Apr 2019

Thao Ngo

PhD student at Duisburg-Essen University researching into online privacy and artificial intelligence on social media

Follow @ThaoNgo_DE


17th Mar - 25th Mar 2019

Sarah McIntyre

Astrophysics PhD student investigating water sustainability on exoplanets at The Australian National University and Mount Stromlo Observatory 


Follow @ExoBioExplorer 


24th Feb - 3rd Mar 2019

Candice Basson

Particle physics PhD student working on "invisible" phenomena, like dark matter, with the ATLAS Experiment at CERN and the University of Manchester Particle Physics Group

Follow @Andi_Basson


6th - 12th December

Sara Villa, PhD

Sara is a postdoctoral researcher studying molecular neuroscience at King's College London. As well as coding, Sara tweets about living with and managing chronic pain.

Follow @VillaScience


11th - 17th October

Nilovna Chatterjee, PhD

Nilovna is a crop modeling scientist at CIBOTech working in crop and soil model development, improvement, and performance testing with a focus on regenerative agriculture.

Follow @Chatter_Nilovna


20th - 26th September

Srishti Nayak, PhD

Srishti is a research scientist working in the intersection of language, music science, speech, reading and development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Follow @dr_srishtin


12th - 18th April

Adawiah Zainal, PhD

Ada is a bioinformatician at the agricultural institute in Kuala Lumpur. She uses bioinformatics approaches to unlock the wealth of information in rice and tropical fruits.

Follow @ruruadra


15th - 21st March

Rasheedat Atinuke Jamiu

Rasheedat is a student of information technology at Bayero University Kano, working in data science and data visualisations and part of the She Codes Africa Mentorship program.

Follow @Rassh_RAJ


22nd - 28th February 2021

Kimberly Deas

Kimberly is a  Chemical Informaticist for a major DC organization and a PhD Candidate in Health Informatics. She is also the co-founder of BlackTIDES, focused in the fields of Technology, Informatics, Data Science, Epidemiology, and Social Sciences.

Follow @DataKimist


1st - 7th February 2021

Nikita Desai

Nikita is a computer science PhD student at University College London. She applies Artificial Intelligence to predict protein structures in cancer. Nikita also interviewed and wrote about inspiring women in bioinformatics, which you can read here.

Follow @keilie_79


11th - 17th January 2021

Becky Collins

Becky is a PhD student and lecturer at the University of Worcester, and a mother to two young children. Her research is in riverbank erosion using very high-resolution terrestrial laser scanning.

Follow @BeckyC85


23rd - 29th November 2020

Laura Mugeha

Laura is a geospatial engineer working with a social enterprise in Nairobi, as well as supporting student-led clubs that provide technical training on geospatial technology with open data and free and open source software.

Follow @laura_mugeha


2nd - 8th November 2020

Tejaswi Kasarla

Tejaswi is a computer vision researcher at the Bosch Research and Technology Center in India. Tejaswi specialises in understanding scenes and images for autonomous vehicles.

Follow @tkasarla_


4th - 11th October 2020

Emily Rickman, PhD

Emily received her PhD from Geneva Observatory, Switzerland, working on two large surveys to directly image exoplanets around young stars in the mid-infrared. Emily is now an astrophysicist with European Space Agency Research and Space Telescope Science Institute. Emily’s work focuses on finding planets outside of our Solar System (aka Exoplanets). 

Follow @AstroRickman


7th - 13th September 2020

Jordan Harrod

Jordan is a third-year PhD student at Havard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology working on brain-machine interfaces, machine learning and anesthesia. She is a science communitor and has a youtube channel on AI

Follow @JordanBHarrod


10th August -  16th August 2020

Victoria Carr

Vicky is a bioinformatics PhD student at King's College London researching antimicrobial resistance and also our Founder of ResearcHers Code. 

Follow @VictoriaCarr_


20th July - 26th July 2020

Ufuoma Ovienmhada

Ufuoma is a second year graduate student at the Space Enabled group at MIT researching into space technology to support healthy and equitable socio-economic and environmental ecosystems in West Africa

Follow @ItsUfuoma


29th June - 5th July 2020

Jenea Adams

Jenea is a PhD student in Genomics & Computational Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of The Black Women in Computational Biology Network

Follow @JeneaIA


8th June - 14th June 2020

Cat Boucher

Cat is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at McGill University. Cat is researching on how vision influences hearing. 

Follow @catcortex


18th May - 24th May 2020

Sarah Horgan

Sarah is a PhD candidate researching on endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicology & nanomaterials.

Follow @SarahLouHorgan


27th Apr - 3rd May 2020

Paulette Vincent-Ruz, PhD

Paulette is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Michigan. Her research focuses on discipline based education research on chemistry.

Follow @STEMxicanEd


6th Apr - 12th Apr 2020

Neelu Begum

Neelu is a computational biology PhD student at King's College London studying the metabolism of fungi

Follow @neelubegum


15th Mar - 22nd Mar 2020

Tara Fernandez, PhD

Cell biologist working in a biothech industry. Tara does work with cell therapies and nanomedicine. 

Follow @DrTFern


23rd Feb - 1st Mar 2020

Sophie Shang

Research assistantat Yale University. Sophie studies the cognitive and affective processes underlying major psychiatric disorders using computational modelling, behavioral testing and neuroimaging. 

Follow @Sophie_Shang


2nd Feb - 9th Feb 2020

Amy Hudson

PhD candidate at University of Arizona. Amy researches how atmospheric circulations above influence the success and growth of plants and animals below.

Follow @amyhud7


12th Jan - 19th Jan 2020

Angelika Zarkali

Neurologist and a PhD candidate at University College London. Angelika studies visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. 

Follow @Angelika_Za


8th Dec - 15th Dec 2019

Nathasia Mudiwa

Neuroscience and cell biology PhD student at University of Luxembourg. Nathasia makes use of human derived stem cells and advanced 3D mini brains in order to model and study Parkinson’s disease. 

Follow @Tasia1409


17th Nov - 24th Nov 2019

Lyssa Freese

PhD student in atmospheric science at MIT. Lyssa is working on the intersection of atmospheric chemistry, international policy making, and health and economic outcomes.

Follow @LyssaFreese


Beth Rogoski

PhD student from Leicester Cancer Research Centre. Beth's work focuses on identifying chemo preventive agent for populations at high-risk of developing mesothelioma.

Follow @brogoyski

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29th Sep - 6th Oct 2019

Amy Davies, PhD

Postdoc from Edinburgh University working on interdisciplinary project developing an imaging and labelling approach to enhance preclinical evaluation of drugs.   

Follow @A_Microscopist

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8th Sep - 15th Sep 2019

Sarah Shugars

PhD student from Network Science Institute at Northeastern University. Sarah studies political behaviour and communication and develop new methods in NLP, network analysis and machine learning.

Follow @Shugars


19th Aug - 26th Aug 2019

Taylor Ferebee

PhD student in the Computational Biology program at Cornell University researching data integration, experimental design, and network inference in genomics applications.

Follow @Ferebee2PhD


29th Jul - 5th Aug 2019

Celine, PhD

Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Arizona Cancer Center researching epidemiology of H. pylori and gastric cancer in Latinx populations

Follow @sciencecalcul8r


1st Jul - 8th Jul 2019

Miriam Scarpa

PhD student in translational pharmacology and drug discovery for Alzheimer's disease at the University of Glasgow

Follow @miriamscarpa4


10th Jun - 17th Jun 2019

Therese Anders

PhD student interning at RStudio on implementing calibrated peer review in data science while studying Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California

Follow @thereanders


20th May - 27th May 2019

Asmita Poddar

Machine learning researcher at the Institute of Data Science, National University of Singapore working with artificial intelligence in healthcare

Follow @asmita_poddar


22nd Apr - 29th Apr 2019

Dr Didem Korkmaz

Data scientist working at test IO with a doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Tübingen

Follow @didem_korkmaz


1st Apr - 8th Apr 2019

Sophie Wassermann

PhD student at NUI Galway and The Ryan Institute in Ireland modelling fish shoal behaviour to help sustainable fishing

Follow @sowasser


11th Mar - 17th Mar 2019

Heather Forsythe

PhD Candidate in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University studying protein structure and dynamics using nuclear magnetic resonance

Follow @heycurlytop