Riftia Podcast: Meet the Scientists
Meet Colleen Cavanaugh, who you heard featured on Riftia podcast. We asked her a few questions about her work and what she loves about science.
Where do you work?
Harvard University - Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; summers - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
What do you study?
Teaching and research on microbial diversity and symbiosis, lecturing (and preaching) to all about bacteria/archaea as the good guys (the vast majority) from biogeochemical cycles to human microbiome (vs "germs").
What are three titles you would give yourself?
Microbial ecologist, “gleek”, lovely wife and mom
What do you like to do when you are not working?
Hmmm....when you love what you do it's not work. In addition- fun with family, aerobics, walks with elder pup, AI enthusiast.
What do you like most about science?
Discovery, intuitive leaps, learning something new (typically many things) every day. Students!!
Behind the Scenes
Meet our host: Ari Daniel
While earning his PhD in biological oceanography at MIT and The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Ari studied the vocalizations of killer whales. Now he uses his own voice and knowledge to tell stories about science on radio and other media. Ari is the host of podcasts from EOL, and he hopes to turn the podcasts into an ongoing conversation with your feedback and comments. Learn more by visiting Ari's website.