56: Breaking the Binary: Teaching Repetitive DNA Biology and STEM Equity as a Trans Scientist

56: Breaking the Binary: Teaching Repetitive DNA Biology and STEM Equity as a Trans Scientist


About this episode

This week we chat with Robin Aguilar, a PhD candidate in the Beliveau and Noble Labs at UW Genome Sciences. Their research is focused around repetitive DNA biology, microscopy, and genomic technology development. They play a big role in justice-centered learning spaces in STEM for minoritized and marginalized students. We discuss topics around their article, "Breaking the binary by coming out as a trans scientist," as well as TigerFISH a software tool they developed to help perform imaging of satellite DNA in single cells. Other topics include:

    FOOD is SCIENCEHaving STEM support is keyThey were working on the human genome TigerFISHHow to link this with flora and fungaWhat does Robin's typical day look like?How does being a trans scientist impact you in your field?The Autobiography of a Transgender ScientistBiggest struggle vs excitement Go listen to Ep 20: Lichenology can be Both Scientific and Artistic and How They're Underrated with Steven and Lili What is 2 spirit

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