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Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Alison (Allie) Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in the genome cell and developmental biology program at Indiana University Bloomington in Justin Kumar’s lab.

Articles by Alison Smith

Video games keep me from feeling alone
Observance

Video games keep me from feeling alone

Oct. 10, 2021
To mark World Mental Health Day, the author describes how they held themself together in the lead-up to a big examination.
How a volunteer experience turned me into a lifelong blood donor
Health Observance

How a volunteer experience turned me into a lifelong blood donor

June 15, 2021
As a teen at Camp Sunshine, I learned that one pint can truly save someone’s life.
Learning to be a science superhero
Essay

Learning to be a science superhero

Jan. 24, 2021
To mark the International Day of Education, Allie Smith looks back on the experiences that shaped their desire to become a scientist and teach others about science.
Redirecting my COVID-19 anxiety into service
Wellness

Redirecting my COVID-19 anxiety into service

Jan. 8, 2021
When Allie Smith learned that some of her students lacked the technology they needed to keep up with their online classes, she figured that — unlike the pandemic — this was a problem she could do something about.