Welcome to “What’s new at iBiology”! In this space, we will give you an inside look into the process of making our videos and introduce you to the people and participants behind iBiology. We will also feature guest posts, where speakers and members of the iBiology community will share their opinions, ideas, ways in which they use iBiology videos in the classroom and much more!
Dr. Jaymer Dyer was part of our 2015 cohort of the Young Scientist Series winners. She has since launched a YouTube channel for biology educators. We caught up with Jayme to find out more about what she’s been up to since her time in the iBiology studio. Continue Reading
Finding your path in science or any other career field is rarely a straightforward endeavor. As our Director of Career and Professional Development, Alexandra Schnoes has a knack for planning and spends her time creating meaningful tools to help scientists envision their futures. In our conversation she shares how she has found meaning in her own career by following her interests and creating resources for others that she wished she’d had along the way. Continue Reading
This year has forced all of us to adapt in many ways. Executive Producer, Elliot Kirschner, takes a moment to reflect on the innovation, resilience, and focus that this year has brought to our organization throughout 2020. Continue Reading
In 1958, Matt Meselson and Frank Stahl performed what is often called “the most beautiful experiment in biology.” Brittany Anderton discusses the process she went through to help produce our short film featuring these renowned scientists and their famous experiment.
iBiology is excited to launch a virtual version of one of our most treasured programs, the Young Scientist Seminars workshop.
Do you want to share clips of iBiology videos with your students? You can make YouTube URLs with custom start and stop times. It’s an easy way to adapt our resources to your classroom!
As the Operations Manager at iBiology, Evan Reeves plays a critical role in keeping us…well, operating! Find out more about his background and the impact he’s had on our organization since he arrived. Continue Reading
As our Director of iBiology, Dr. Shannon Behrman has made her mark as a science researcher, educator, and communicator. Read more about how her interests and experience led her to the work she does with us today, and how she has helped shape our organization.
We are excited to announce: “Share Your Research: How To Give A Good Talk”. Our new free 5-week online course is coming July 27th. Hear from 15 practicing scientists and professional science communicators about how to give an engaging talk.
Dr. Brittany Anderton is our Associate Director of Research Talks. Her blend of research experience in both biomedical science and science education is a huge asset to our team. Read more about her journey to iBiology and the work she does with us here. Continue Reading
Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer is our Associate Director of Diversity and Communication Training and the Director of Communications and Science Outreach for Ciencia Puerto Rico. Her many talents, skills, and roles mean there’s something new every day on the job(s). Continue Reading
As we try to stay in touch with colleagues, we have been turning to digital communication tools. While virtual meetings are essential for engaging with lab mates, they present some challenges. Continue Reading
Dr. Koen Van Rompay is featured in our iBiology video about the process of studying coronaviruses, disease outbreaks, and vaccine development. Our interview covered so many more questions than we were able to show in the video, so we’ve continued the conversation here. Continue Reading
Dr. Tracey Goldstein is featured in our iBiology video about the process of doing research on coronaviruses and infectious disease outbreaks. Our interview covered so many more questions than we were able to show in the video, so we’ve continued the conversation here.
Raised around a lab, Elliot Kirshner always knew there were fascinating stories to tell about science. He talks about how his professional journey and his desire to demystify the knowledge and process of science led him to the work he does now as Executive Producer at iBiology. Continue Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing education at all levels online. Here are a few ideas to help you stay mindful of educational goals and work within reasonable limits as you adapt your course to a digital space.
The winners will attend a workshop at iBiology headquarters at UCSF in June 2020 and record their research talks in our green screen studio. Continue Reading
When we first stepped in front of the green screen, my fellow winners of the iBiology Young Scientist Seminar and I immediately started goofing around. Continue Reading
Kevin joined iBiology in November 2019 as an Associate Director of Research Talks and Outreach. Find out about how his work as a field ecologist fostered his interest in science communication.
Learn more about Elie Maksoud, neuroscientist, and Career and Professional Development Fellow at iBiology. Elie talks about his background, passion for science communication, and what he enjoys most about iBiology
Students complain that college biology textbooks are too dense, too dry, and too expensive. In response, iBiology, in collaboration with TNQ Technologies, has launched The Explorer’s Guide to Biology (XBio). Continue Reading
Today is an exciting day at iBiology! We are releasing the Let’s Experiment Educator Guide, and have just finished releasing all of the corresponding online course videos. Continue Reading
iBiology has created nearly 50 “Famous Discovery Talks,” short videos which showcase some of the biggest discoveries in the life sciences over the last half century, from apoptosis to gene editing to kinesin as a molecular motor. Continue Reading
Want to integrate iBiology videos into your teaching? We have developed Flipped Course resources that can help you teach Cell Biology, Evolution, Synthetic Biology, and Immunology (with more topics to come)! Continue Reading
I am the iBiology intern for the summer of 2019! I joined the team at the end of April and I will be here until the end of July. Formally, I am the marketing intern, but I essentially work to help better integrate the different projects and optimize marketing for the organization as a whole. Continue Reading
The first run of the “Let’s Experiment: A Guide for Scientists Working at the Bench” online course closed April 2nd, but don’t be dismayed if you missed it. Now, with the release of the self-paced version, you can enroll in this free course and take it anytime! Continue Reading
iBiology and our partners the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Alda Center for Communicating Science are proud to announce the four winners of the 2019 Young Scientist Seminars’ competition! Continue Reading
Next month at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas, the lights will dim on a Sunday afternoon in a theater seating hundreds of people, and appearing on screen will be the first feature-length documentary produced with the support of iBiology. Continue Reading
Dr. Alexandra Schnoes presentment this talk during the Seeds Of Change: Using Plants to Broaden the Impact of Science in Society Symposium hosted at UC Davis (November 7, 2018). Continue Reading
Esteban Burchard is Latino. He grew up in poverty, raised by a single mother, and has faced discrimination all of his life. He is now a world renowned researcher and tenured professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Continue Reading
iBiology and our partners the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Alda Center for Communicating Science are proud to announce the four winners of the 2018 Young Scientist Seminars’ competition! The winners will attend a workshop at the iBiology headquarters at UCSF… Continue Reading
By Kanaga Rajan The last week of September was a particularly exciting one here in the iBiology offices. Every so often, Alexandra or Shannon would excitedly exclaim a count. Then the rest of us would perk up and get equally excited in response.
The iBiology Team is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Susan Lindquist. We were privileged to work with Sue on multiple occasions. She was always great in the studio and an incredible speaker, eager to share her work and passion for science in front of the camera. We are forever grateful for her invaluable… Continue Reading
By Anna Hatch Higher education is slowly shifting away from the traditional lecture style to incorporate more active learning into the classroom. While the phrase “active learning” is commonly used among educators, the words can sound foreign if you are unfamiliar with teaching. Continue Reading
From bacterial warfare to plant sex, the discoveries of these talented young scientists will capture your imagination SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2016 — iBiology revealed today the winning videos from its second annual Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) contest. Continue Reading
Award Gives National Recognition to Women Who Are Making a Difference in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Continue Reading
While higher education programs in prisons have been well-covered by various media outlets, the voices of students seeking out higher education while incarcerated are lacking. In this short iBiology film you can listen to the stories told by a unique group of passionate college students we consider ourselves lucky to work with. Continue Reading
By Anna Hatch For many, public speaking can be intimidating. Not for Jayme Dyer. For this postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biology at MIT, standing in front of an audience to share her research has always been an energizing and empowering experience. Continue Reading
These four winners will attend the three-day workshop at the UCSF iBiology headquarters May 24-27, 2016. Immediately following the workshop, they will record their 30-minute talks in our green screen studio. Continue Reading