Elizabeth Hubin, Ph,D., is a biology teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and former graduate student in the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at The Rockefeller University. For two years, Elizabeth was our lead teacher for our RockEDU Science Outreach program, LAB Jumpstart.
Elizabeth grew up in Eugene, Oregon, which she describes as, “A college town known for retired hippies, track and field stars, and more recently, college football”. In her opinion, Eugene is quite different from New York City, especially in regards to the atmosphere. Although she misses her hometown, she loves the energy of New York City.
The setbacks that you go through will make the discoveries all the more rewarding.
What’s your favorite thing about being a scientist
“Being able to dive deep into a question. I love biochemistry in particular—it is like taking tiny tweezers to dissect a molecular process. It’s rare in life that we can truly take the time to understand something with so much detail, which almost feels indulgent. I actually wasn’t interested in science at all until mid-to-late high school, when science courses started to address questions at the biochemical level.”
If you could give one piece of advice to young scientists or students, what would it be?