MORE ON DR. AINSLIE
For over 20 years, my favorite hobby has been Science Outreach, first with Science Theatre at Michigan State University and then Science Lions, a group I created, at Pennsylvania State University. Here are some of the demonstrations that I helped to create as part of these groups. (link)
My 2nd favorite hobby is to cook and bake. Check out some of my web published recipes! (link) I tend to make cupcakes (or other baked goods!) for lab members’ birthdays. Here is a link to a Pinterest board showing them (https://www.pinterest.com/kainslie/cupcakes-and-other-baked-goods/)
SCIENCE BOOKS TO CONSIDER:
- And the Band Played on – Shilts. A slight bit propaganda, but extremely informational regarding early HIV/AIDS discovery and research.
- Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce – Starr. Really well done informational book on blood and blood products including their discovery and use in medicine.
- Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World–Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It – Ken Alibek. Describes the USSR’s biological weapons program.
- The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer – Mukherjee. An interesting read on the discovery and treatment of cancer.
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Skloot. A given for this list. It tells the tale of the family and science surrounding HeLa cells.
- How the Immune System Works – Sompayrac. A shotgun of immunology knowledge that is great for any scientist who wants to learn just enough about the immune system. He also has one on Cancer and Pathogenic Viruses.
Dr. Ainslie also quilts. She has started a tradition of making each of her graduate students a quilt when they graduate. Hopefully she can keep it up!
Dr. Cole Batty (2022)
Dr. Chris Genito (2021)
Dr. Kathryn Moore (2020)
Dr. Archana Krovi (actually a post doc! – 2018)
Dr. Naihan Chen (2018)
Dr. Michael Collier (2017)
Dr. Matt Gallovic (2016)
Dr. Kevin Peine (2014)
And baby quilts for post docs and colleagues