Renã A.S. Robinson
Principal Investigator and Professor of Chemistry, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chair, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Qualities of a successful mentor or educator? Humility.
Missing from the toolbox? One-click data analysis tools that can manage massive datasets from collection to information. Wouldn’t it be great to click a single button to learn new discoveries and gain biological implications from complex datasets?!
Book for scientists? There are two books worth mentioning: “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” by Harriet A. Washington and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Both books give scientists perspective on mistreatment and unethical use of science and medicine towards the black population. Science, medicine, and engineering fields have suffered from issues described in these books that continue to impact marginalized communities. These books challenge us to think about our science, who it benefits, who it excludes, and how it is conducted.