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Long time coming: African-American Civil Rights Organizations embrace Environmentalism

DNLee with Majora Carter

When I started blogging 8 years ago, the blogosphere like a lonely place. I hadn’t yet met another Black Science blogger (and I wouldn’t come across another one for 2.5 years), so when I rolled out the Green Carpet for Earth Day, I felt my voice was puny. This wasn’t a revelation. I seemed to [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wanted: Diverse, Innovative Problem-solvers, Next Generation Scientists

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When I departed for college my grandmother told me to join the debate team, because I was always arguing trying to prove a point. She was correct. I was a chatty Cathy and was always defending advocating my positions.  Debating was the most exhilarating intellectual experience I had had until that time. It was a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

ZappyLab: Using technology to make DOING science research easier

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With only one day left and less than $2,000 to go, I want to see this science app company Kickstarter campaign make it! Update: This campaign was completely funded. Thank you!! ZappyLab offers what they call Bench Tools – a suite of research tools for those who do laboratory life science research.  Nice idea and I love reserach tech, especially those [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 4

Snack time.

Because I know you all have missed seeing the rats. Here are some photos of the most adorable research subjects, EVER!! These photos are from novel food introduction tests.   He has a treat (the green alfalfa cube in the lower right part of the frame) but he is getting into pre-nap posture. Hey, I’m [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: #DNLeeLab Research Snapshots 2

The Urban Scientist

#FieldworkFriday: Capture & Release

Summer 2013 I completed the 2nd field season of an ongoing Capture-Mark-Recapture project for African Giant Pouched Rats (CM) Cricetomys ansorgei (formerly C. gambianus) in Morogoro, Tanzania. I capture rats, take measurements, give them an individual identifying microchip, and then release back into the wild.  It’s pretty simple. Sometimes I see them again, sometimes I [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Epic Science Rap Battle Sets the DNA Discovery Record Straight: Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick

Guest post to The Urban Scientist Sam Díaz-Muñoz

Let’s remember that science is a human endeavor and it’s steeped in the context and sometimes messiness of the geo-socio-politico-economic backgrounds of the time and place of the work and discovery. The field of genetics has truly changed the game (of life sciences). Some of the same frustrating dilemmas affecting scientists from underrepresented groups were [...]

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The Urban Scientist

The Micropipette: Confronting Postdoc Anxieties & Slaying dragons

Micropipettes and EIA Kits

I’m feeling a little anxious. And I suspect it’s only going to get more hairy. I am trying to get a lot of work done this summer and now that I am preparing to leave for the first engagement of my ‘summer tour schedule‘ I’m feeling a little regretful. Why am I leaving right now? [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#DispatchesDNLee: I’m back in the States

Psst, You got enough data. You can pack it up now.

I’ve been back for nearly 2 weeks.  I didn’t realize how tired I was until I looked up and realized how long it’s been since I posted. I was just too tired to fight with internet to type up a post or search for photos. Everyone on Twitter and Facebook has asked: So, how was [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#DispatchesDNLee: Mystery scat producer identified – African Civet

African Civet camera trap #DispatchesDNLee side by side photos

I opened up a new field site for this field season. It was a beast! Although I only caught two individual Pouched rats over the 80 x80 m square grid, it was a great effort. And much was learned. In addition to non-target captures in my live traps, I also put out camera traps. I [...]

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