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Geoff Hunt

Geoff Hunt
Geoff Hunt is the ASBMB's former outreach manager. 

Articles by Geoff Hunt

So, a biochemist walks into a comedy club …'
Defying Stereotypes

So, a biochemist walks into a comedy club …'

6/1/2015
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 c…
Analyze this: life as a sports journalist
Defying Stereotypes

Analyze this: life as a sports journalist

5/1/2015
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.
A curious mind
Defying Stereotypes

A curious mind

5/1/2015
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.
The other lives of cheerleaders
Defying Stereotypes

The other lives of cheerleaders

4/1/2015
A select group of women with training in STEM and successful careers demonstrate that there is more to cheerleading than glitz and glamour.
The scoop on Jerry Greenfield
Defying Stereotypes

The scoop on Jerry Greenfield

3/1/2015
He poured his scientific training into the development of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Beyond the finish line
Defying Stereotypes

Beyond the finish line

2/1/2015
ASBMB's Geoffrey Hunt and Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay continue our "Defying stereotypes" series with this profile of Olympic runner Nick Symmonds.
The Hollywood experiment
Defying Stereotypes

The Hollywood experiment

1/1/2015
Kevin Grevioux, star of the “Underworld” movie series, moved from a laboratory to an actor’s trailer.
A quantum leap
Defying Stereotypes

A quantum leap

1/1/2015
With a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, film director Mark Levinson’s résumé stands out from his Hollywood peers’
‘Science and art mix so beautifully together’
Defying Stereotypes

‘Science and art mix so beautifully together’

12/1/2014
Michelle Grey aims to develop initiatives that bring together science with the arts into one synergistic experience for the Neuehouse patrons.
Put a smile around your neck
Defying Stereotypes

Put a smile around your neck

12/1/2014
For Raven Hanna, the motivation to launch a science-themed jewelry company came from a dark place.
‘More than pretty’
Defying Stereotypes

‘More than pretty’

11/1/2014
Beauty. Glamour. Style. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri has these qualities in abundance. She also has a degree in brain behavior and cognitive science.
Major league biochemist
Defying Stereotypes

Major league biochemist

10/1/2014
Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow proves that athletics and science are not mutually exclusive pursuits.
Against the grain
Defying Stereotypes

Against the grain

9/1/2014
Whether fronting the punk-rock band Bad Religion or delivering a lecture on evolution, Greg Graffin challenges his audiences to question convention.
A champion of the nerds
Defying Stereotypes

A champion of the nerds

9/1/2014
Milo Aukerman is both a molecular biologist and the lead singer of the punk-rock band Descendents.
Keep 'em separated
Defying Stereotypes

Keep 'em separated

9/1/2014
Dexter Holland, the lead singer of the punk-rock band The Offspring, has a lot of different interests. One of them is biology.
‘No one has been more dedicated to increasing the pipeline of minority scholars...’
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‘No one has been more dedicated to increasing the pipeline of minority scholars...’

3/27/2012
Lovell Jones, a professor at both the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Houston, won the society’s Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award.
Sabatini honored for ‘providing critical insights into the linkages between energy, nutrient metabolism and cancer’
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Sabatini honored for ‘providing critical insights into the linkages between energy, nutrient metabolism and cancer’

3/27/2012
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator won the society’s inaugural Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award.
Lauded for protein-folding work, 'encouragement of next generation’
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Lauded for protein-folding work, 'encouragement of next generation’

3/27/2012
Susan Marqusee, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, won the society’s William C. Rose Award.
Kornfeld’s work applauded for ‘rigor and scientific breadth'
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Kornfeld’s work applauded for ‘rigor and scientific breadth'

3/27/2012
Stuart Kornfeld, professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, is honored for his seminal research in the field of glycobiology.
Espenshade’s work called ‘brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed’
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Espenshade’s work called ‘brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed’

2/23/2012
The work of Peter Espenshade, associate professor of cell biology at Johns Hopkins University, was called "brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed."
Honig honored for his contributions through computational methods
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Honig honored for his contributions through computational methods

2/23/2012
Barry Honig has won the ASBMB's 2012 DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences
Wang lauded as ‘one of the most highly original, bold and creative scientists’
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Wang lauded as ‘one of the most highly original, bold and creative scientists’

2/23/2012
Xiaodong Wang, a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator now at the National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing, was lauded as "one of the most highly original, bold and creative scientists."
Kim Orth’s efforts ‘nothing short of dazzling’
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Kim Orth’s efforts ‘nothing short of dazzling’

1/31/2012
Kim Orth won the 2012 ASBMB Young Investigator Award.
Farnham honored for leadership and pioneering work
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Farnham honored for leadership and pioneering work

1/31/2012
Peggy Farnham is honored for her leadership and pioneering work analyzing transcriptional elements involved in regulation of cell-signaling pathways.
Voet & Voet recognized for contributions to education
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Voet & Voet recognized for contributions to education

1/31/2012
Donald and Judith Voet of the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College, respectively, have achieved "superstar status."
Carman lauded for work on phospholipid synthesis regulation
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Carman lauded for work on phospholipid synthesis regulation

1/30/2012
Rutgers University's George M. Carman received the ASBMB's Avanti Award in Lipids for his seminal contributions to the understanding of lipid metabolism.
Yale's Elisabetta Ullu wins inaugural Alice and C.C. Wang Award
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Yale's Elisabetta Ullu wins inaugural Alice and C.C. Wang Award

1/30/2012
Ullu was recognized for her lab’s work with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness, to uncover a novel mechanism of gene silencing known as RNA interference.
What is science policy?
Professional Development

What is science policy?

10/25/2010
Although many of us know people who work in science policy, what these jobs entail is often a mystery.