Cohort Program Blog, Interviews and Other Writing

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Martijn Schenkel

    Authors: Nate Johnson
    Posted 04/10/2023
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    Evolution: A Game That Never Stops with Martijn Schenkel

    Martijn Schenkel is a postdoc at the University of Groeningen & Georgetown University and a part of the Paradox of the Organism project in the Modeling Agency Formally cluster. Martijn’s work deals with evolutionary genetics and selection on the level of individual genes, a field of study that raises…

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Harriet Fagerberg

    Authors: Siddhant Pusdekar
    Posted 14/08/2023
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    With about 86 billion neurons, the human brain is among our most complex and dynamic organs. It shapes our relationships and behavior, our perception of the world and ourselves. When any of these go wrong, we tend to locate the problem within our minds or brains, and thus within ourselves.

    According to Harriet Fagerberg, the medical model, which construes mental ill…

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Juliomar Marques Silva

    Authors: Kathryn Jans
    Posted 17/07/2023
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    A bike, a house or a family heirloom. Each possesses an assigned value that influences how we treat them. Understanding the value of the objects in our world comes naturally to humans, however, assigning value to living organisms is a more complicated task. How do we assign value to the trees in our yards or the bees that pollinate our gardens? Although the question seems…