Science with Moxie

Science with Moxie

Musical notes on neuroscience

Seamlessly moving between ballet and neuroscience


I love NOVA's series on the Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers because it often features scientists who do amazing things in addition to their research. Today, the program features a short video on Crystal Dilworth, a recent Molecular Neuroscience Ph.D. from Caltech who went from dancing in New York, to researching in California, to putting on dance productions with scientists and engineers at Caltech. In addition to these accomplishments, Dilsworth is an active science communicator, hosting a science webseries and contributing writing for Al Jazeera. Check out NOVA's video on her below. If she seems really familiar and comfortable on the camera, it may be because you remember her playing the role of Tajel in the PhD Comics movie.

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