Daniel Colón-Ramos began his life in science by being fascinated as a young boy by the unique environment of his native Puerto Rico. But in formal schooling, he found the excitement of discovery too often absent. Now a respected researcher at Yale University, Dr. Colón-Ramos keeps his boyhood enthusiasm for the awe and wonder of the natural world. He is eager to encourage scientific exploration and share his infectious spirit with his students and the larger world, as he does in this inspiring conversation with Dan Rather.
Dan Rather has a resume that reads like a history book. He has interviewed every American president since Eisenhower and personally covered almost every important global dateline of the last 60 years, from the Civil Rights Movement to Vietnam, to Watergate to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Rather helped pioneer the very idea that television… Continue Reading
Daniel Colón-Ramos is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology at the Yale School of Medicine. His lab uses C. elegans to study how the brain forms precise neural connections during development. Colón-Ramos was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is a co-founder of Ciencia Puerto Rico (http://www.cienciapr.org/en), a non-profit organization that connects Puerto Rican… Continue Reading