Missouri Native Applies Scientific Knowledge to Positively Impact her State

As a kid, Jenny Bratburd, Ph.D., was a voracious reader. She remembers her grandfather giving her the book, Secret Agents: The Menace of Emerging Infections. When she first started reading it, she thought it would be about spies, but it ended up introducing her to microbiology. “I was drawn to microbiology because while microbes are … Continue reading Missouri Native Applies Scientific Knowledge to Positively Impact her State

MOST Policy Fellow Uses Science to Communicate Complicated Technical Subjects

Josh Mueller, Ph.D., was fascinated by math and science in high school because it was exciting to discover that scientists could prove “things about how the world works despite the amazing complexity of biological and physical systems,” he said. “It was also perspective-changing to realize that so many properties of the world that we observe … Continue reading MOST Policy Fellow Uses Science to Communicate Complicated Technical Subjects

Building the Gap Between Research and Policy to Support Healthy Behaviors

Jillian Barnas, Ph.D. became involved in research as an undergraduate and discovered she enjoyed asking critical questions and being able to solve them with science. She will bring her inquisitive nature to her role as a fellow this fall to the inaugural class of Missouri Science and Technology Policy (MOST) Fellows. Her doctoral training will … Continue reading Building the Gap Between Research and Policy to Support Healthy Behaviors

Service through Science – Meet Missouri Scientist, Dr. Peter Raven

Peter Raven, Ph.D., started working at the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1971 where he engaged with people about science, the garden, and horticulture with an appreciation for the living world.  Butterflies and Plants His more than 60 year career in science started with collecting butterflies as a child that led him to focus on botany … Continue reading Service through Science – Meet Missouri Scientist, Dr. Peter Raven

Love of Science Leads to a Promising Policy Career

Brittany Whitley, Ph.D. will bring her background as a scientist and policy director to the inaugural class of Missouri Science and Technology Policy (MOST) Fellows this fall. “Science and policy are so intertwined that you can't really be a scientist without thinking about the ways that your science affects policy,” she said.  Building Relationships  Her … Continue reading Love of Science Leads to a Promising Policy Career