Episode 29: Bringing Science to the Senate

This episode we chatted to Michael Eisen (@mbeisen), a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael is a core advocate of the Open Science movement Co-Founding the Public Library of Science (PLOS). He is also, as of this April, an aspiring Senator (you can follow his alter-ego at @SenatorPhD). We spoke about bringing science down from its ivory tower, the merits of being a politically engaged scientist, and how the issue of diversity in science (..and politics) is far from solved. 

University of California Berkeley Professor, Michael Eisen is running for senate in 2018. Image credit: eisen2018.com

University of California Berkeley Professor, Michael Eisen is running for senate in 2018. Image credit: eisen2018.com