“So, a biochemist walks into a comedy club …”


How did a Chinese immigrant who once studied neurotransmitters in fruit flies wind up on stage telling jokes at the expense of the second-highest ranking U.S. official? According to comedian Joe Wong, delivering jokes and getting data have more in common than you might think.

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Defying stereotypes: sports writer Jay Jaffe


With the analytical mind of a scientist, Jaffe is part of a new generation of baseball scribes more interested in using objective statistics than hagiographic mythology in their reporting and commentary.

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Defying stereotypes: novelist Stephanie Laurens


Once the head of an oncogene research laboratory, novelist Stephanie Laurens has chartered an unusual career path to become one of the most successful romantic fiction authors today.

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The other lives of cheerleaders


A select group of women with training in STEM and successful careers demonstrate that there is more to cheerleading than glitz and glamour.

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The scoop on Jerry Greenfield


He poured his scientific training into the development of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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Beyond the finish line


ASBMB's Geoffrey Hunt and Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay continue our "Defying stereotypes" series with this profile of Olympic runner Nick Symmonds.

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A quantum leap


With a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, film director Mark Levinson’s résumé stands out from his Hollywood peers’

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The Hollywood experiment


Kevin Grevioux, star of the “Underworld” movie series, moved from a laboratory to an actor’s trailer.

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Put a smile around your neck


For Raven Hanna, the motivation to launch a science-themed jewelry company came from a dark place.

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‘Science and art mix so beautifully together’


Michelle Grey aims to develop initiatives that bring together science with the arts into one synergistic experience for the Neuehouse patrons.

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‘More than pretty’


Beauty. Glamour. Style. These are the characteristics normally associated with beauty queens. And make no mistake, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri has each of them in abundance. But she also is smart as a whip, with a degree in brain behavior and cognitive science and a passion for STEM education. These qualities have helped make Davuluri one of the most visible examples of how misleading stereotypes can be.

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Major league biochemist


Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow proves that athletics and science are not mutually exclusive pursuits.

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Punks who publish


These profiles explore how three musician-scientists have used their creative energies to foment successful forays in the lab and on stage. Moreover, what they have to say about the juxtaposition of their scientific and musical careers goes a long way toward erasing the stereotypes of the geeky, introverted, lab coat-clad scientist and the angry, impulsive, Mohawk-sporting punk.

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