Although the ghost plant’s outside is white, inside there is a small orange orb surrounding a translucent pink star-shaped opening, known as anthers. Anthers hold a plant’s pollen. The pollen falls into a center opening, called a stigma, en route to the ovary. Monotropa uniflora is a peculiar little white flower, also known as the ghost plant. Ghost plants are parasitic and lurk in dark dense forests, getting their energy from tree fungi rather than sunlight.
If you look close enough you can see this ghost flower has a visitor!
Join us on January 17th at 4:30pm for .... RockEDU Presents: Living with Addiction!
What is addiction? How does addiction impact our biology in the brain, and is it just about biology? In this RockEDU Presents, we will hear from neuroscientist and filmmaker Dr. Charlotte Wincott and PhD candidate Stephanie Rogers. We will begin the event screening Dr. Wincott's short film Platitudes, which is loosely based on experiences she had as a child growing up with a mother who struggled with alcohol use disorder. Then, Stephanie will lead a short talk on the science of addiction and run an engaging activity to demonstrate the biological concepts! Register, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/rockedu-presents-living-with-addiction-tickets-82222237927?utm-medium=discov...
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Sometimes, we take a *break* from teaching/presenting within the community, scheduling and planning events, managing the website, developing curricula for students + teachers, etc., etc., etc to do some...bench work! This week, our RockEDU crew is back at the bench working on some much-needed library prep! Anyone attend our PCR LAB Experience?! This is pipette-aerobics leveling up! #RockEdu #rockeduatthebench #science #sciout #scicomm #research #lab #laboratory #STEM #experiment #experiments #NYC #student #students #teach #teachers #teacher #class #DNA #pcr 🧪 🧬 🧫 🔬 @ The Rockefeller University ... See MoreSee Less
Got some 📸s back from #WCUB with a PhD! Our #RockEDU crew had a blast at this symposium last month! From sharing about K-12 #EDU to science outreach careers, we’ve got it covered! 🚀
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Believe it or not 👀, RockEDU Presents is coming up on Friday! We’re sharing tidbits of information about our panelists to get YOU excited for the big event! ———————————————————————
Adriana Barillas-Batarse is the Senior Program Manager for Clinical Programs at The Rockefeller University. Adriana Lived in Guatemala for 15 years, and Paris, France for 2 years! Adriana served as an English/Spanish translator for 15 years before joining Rockefeller and still dabbles in translation once in a while! In her free time, she writes about New York and hosts a weekly dinner with friends (since cooking for people is one of her favorite hobbies!).
Interested in learning more about Adriana? Curious to hear how she ended up at @rockefelleruniv? Or how he became interested in science?! Register to attend our RockEDU Presents: Careers in Science (Rockefeller Edition!) via the link, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/rockedu-presents-careers-in-science-rockefeller-edition-tickets-76944652527! You won’t want to miss this!!💥 ... See MoreSee Less
Teachers and community leaders: There’s still time to nominate a high school student for #LABJumpstart, @rockedu_’s after-school and summer science research experience supporting students from low-resourced school communities. Nominations due 12/20. https://t.co/XWs7GDNjnB
Thank you for participating + allowing us to share your story! #RockEDU
Check out our latest #SCIONY featuring Assistant Professor at the Chemical Biology Program at @sloan_kettering ....Yael David (@David_Lab_MSK)! Read about Yael's passion for science, advice for overcoming struggles in research + hobbies outside of science! https://t.co/Q3L8PLrxqV
I wrote a thing!
One of the best things I ever realized about science is that it's a fluid process with a lot of creativity involved. It feels a lot more fun when I think of it this way.
Would love to hear what people think. https://t.co/Xk2Hu0Z6dx
Our latest blog post is written by @RockefellerUniv grad student, @loch_cesmonster! In this piece, César discusses his early #neuroscience curiosities, the role of 'the arts' in sculpting his scientific identity, and the overlap between the 2 disciplines.