ask theory, communicating research, felichi mae arines

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 69: Bakit Kailangang I-Communicate Ang Research Sa Publiko?

Felichi Mae Arines is a PhD student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan. She worked at the International Rice Research Institute, where she was part of a team tasked with developing iron- and zinc-enriched rice. She recently obtained a Barbour Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding women graduate students from Asia and the Middle East.

We talked about different perceptions on basic science and applied science, Felichi’s research on ubiquitin ligases and decluttering enzymes, stories of communicating research with non-scientists, tips for communicating research to the public, the similarities and differences between STEM education in the Philippines and in the United States, and more.

How to contact Felichi:

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  • Twitter: @peach_arines

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 69 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)

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