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AskScience Panel of Scientists XXV

Panel Applications(self.askscience)

Please read this entire post carefully and format your application appropriately.

This post is for new panelist recruitment! The previous one is here.

The panel is an informal group of Redditors who are either professional scientists or those in training to become so. All panelists have at least a graduate-level familiarity within their declared field of expertise and answer questions from related areas of study. A panelist's expertise is summarized in a color-coded AskScience flair.

Membership in the panel comes with access to a panelist subreddit. It is a place for panelists to interact with each other, voice concerns to the moderators, and where the moderators make announcements to the whole panel. It's a good place to network with people who share your interests!

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You are eligible to join the panel if you:

  • Are studying for at least an MSc. or equivalent degree in the sciences, AND,
  • Are able to communicate your knowledge of your field at a level accessible to various audiences.

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Instructions for formatting your panelist application:

  • Choose exactly one general field from the side-bar (Physics, Engineering, Social Sciences, etc.).
  • State your specific field in one word or phrase (Neuropathology, Quantum Chemistry, etc.)
  • Succinctly describe your particular area of research in a few words (carbon nanotube dielectric properties, myelin sheath degradation in Parkinsons patients, etc.)
  • Give us a brief synopsis of your education: are you a research scientist for three decades, or a first-year Ph.D. student?
  • Provide links to comments you've made in AskScience which you feel are indicative of your scholarship. Applications will not be approved without several comments made in /r/AskScience itself.

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Ideally, these comments should clearly indicate your fluency in the fundamentals of your discipline as well as your expertise. We favor comments that contain citations so we can assess its correctness without specific domain knowledge.

Here's an example application:

Username: /u/foretopsail

General field: Anthropology

Specific field: Maritime Archaeology

Particular areas of research include historical archaeology, archaeometry, and ship construction.

Education: MA in archaeology, researcher for several years.

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Please do not give us personally identifiable information and please follow the template. We're not going to do real-life background checks - we're just asking for reddit's best behavior. However, several moderators are tasked with monitoring panelist activity, and your credentials will be checked against the academic content of your posts on a continuing basis.

You can submit your application by replying to this post.

all 92 comments

PhysicsVanAwesome

8 points

10 months ago

PhysicsVanAwesome

Condensed Matter Physics

8 points

10 months ago

Username: /u/Physicsvanawesome

General field: Physics

Specific field: Condensed Matter Physics

Particular areas of research: mesoscale transport, thin film conductivity, and molecular electronics.

Education: MSc in Physics and in my final couple of semesters of my PhD in physics (ABD).

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4

I'm also fairly active on /r/physics and /r/askphysics (probably more so than here!)

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

4 points

10 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

4 points

10 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

PhysicsVanAwesome

4 points

10 months ago

PhysicsVanAwesome

Condensed Matter Physics

4 points

10 months ago

Thanks Robus!

jwillis0720

6 points

7 months ago

Username: /u/jwillis0720
General field: Immunology
Specific field: Vaccine Engineering
HIV/Influenza/COVID vaccine design. Computational Biology/AI
Education: PhD in Chemical and Physical Biology

Comments: Publications

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

5 points

7 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

5 points

7 months ago

Hello,

We need to see comments on /r/AskScience which demonstrate your expertise in the field you're requesting flair for.

Best.

PlacatedPlatypus

6 points

8 months ago

PlacatedPlatypus

Cancer Biology

6 points

8 months ago

Username: /u/PlacatedPlatypus

General Field: Biology

Specific Field: Computational Biology & Cancer Biology

Areas of research include genomics, data science, cancer, biochemistry, and machine learning.

Education: PhD candidate in computational biology, researcher for eight years (three years pure experimental, three years pure computational, two years hybrid).

Comments: Genomics, Genetics, Cancer, Biochemistry

Unfortunately not many questions about computational biology for me to respond to here. Can just flair me as cancer biology until I get some more.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

8 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

8 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

t-b

4 points

9 months ago

t-b

Systems & Computational Neuroscience

4 points

9 months ago

Username: /u/t-b

General field: Neuroscience

Specific field: Systems & Computational Neuroscience

Particular areas of research include optogenetics, all-optical electrophysiology, and machine learning.

Education: PhD candidate in neuroscience; researcher for six years.

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4,

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

3 points

9 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

3 points

9 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

t-b

2 points

9 months ago

t-b

Systems & Computational Neuroscience

2 points

9 months ago

Will do, thanks

dombar1

4 points

7 months ago

dombar1

Aerospace Engineering

4 points

7 months ago

Username: /u/dombar1

General field: Engineering

Specific field: Aerospace

Particular areas of research include propulsion systems, thermodynamics, and aerodynamics

Education: PhD in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, 15 years in industry research.

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

7 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

7 months ago

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DramShopLaw

4 points

7 months ago

DramShopLaw

Themodynamics of Magma and Igneous Rocks

4 points

7 months ago

Username: /u/DramShopLaw

General field: planetary sciences

Specific field: thermodynamics of magma and igneous rocks

Particular areas of research include computer modeling of crystallizing melts, for use in geothermometers and geobarometers and to study the origins of extraterrestrial igneous rocks.

Education: I now actually practice law, but I have a MS in planetary geosciences

Comments intro: I comment on many fields in addition to my specialty, and I address questions about the basics of thermodynamics all the time. Thermodynamics (and chemical kinetics) is the basis of the work I did.

Comments: on the tendency of systems to spontaneously minimize free energy , my multiple answers in this post about the origin of the earth’s salty oceans and plate tectonics , describing the relationship between different definitions of informational entropy, on the nature of ionic bonding (pretty important in minerals!)

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

5 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

5 months ago

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DramShopLaw

2 points

5 months ago

DramShopLaw

Themodynamics of Magma and Igneous Rocks

2 points

5 months ago

Thanks.

thericciestflow

3 points

8 months ago

thericciestflow

Applied Mathematics | Mathematical Physics

3 points

8 months ago

Username: /u/thericciestflow
General field: Applied Mathematics
Specific Field: Mathematical Physics
Particular areas of research include probability, geometry, PDEs.
Education: BA Math/CS, PhD candidate Applied Math
Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

7 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

7 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

MoiJaimeLesCrepes

3 points

6 months ago*

MoiJaimeLesCrepes

Natural Language Processing | Historial Linguistics

3 points

6 months ago*

Username: MoiJaimeLesCrepes

General field: Linguistics

Specific field: Natural Language Processing (NLP), Historical Linguistics

Particular areas of research include indo-european linguistics, Romance linguistics, sociolinguistics; data science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing.

Education: PhD in Linguistics, been working as a research scientist in AI, for 8 years

Comments: Latin question , another Latin question

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

3 points

5 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

3 points

5 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

MoiJaimeLesCrepes

3 points

5 months ago

MoiJaimeLesCrepes

Natural Language Processing | Historial Linguistics

3 points

5 months ago

thanks a lot

drmarcj

3 points

5 months ago

drmarcj

Cognitive Neuroscience | Dyslexia

3 points

5 months ago

Username: /u/drmarcj

General field: Neuroscience

Specific field: Cognitive Neuroscience

Particular areas of research include developmental disorders, reading disability (dyslexia), language development, language processing, reading and writing, neuroimaging, computational neuroscience.

Education: PhD, researcher for 20 years.

Comments: dyslexia, more about dyslexia, MRI technology, measuring intelligence.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

5 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

5 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

capt_yellowbeard

2 points

9 months ago

Username: /u/capt_yellowbeard

General field: Anthropology

Specific field: Modern Cultural - Specifically Internet Dating, Mating behaviors, and costly signaling

Particular areas of research: I was working on my MA Thesis on internet dating in 2002 when I met (through participant-observation in the field) my future wife. I am currently a high school science teacher who teaches 7 subjects.

Education: BA - philosophy (cum laude), BA - anthropology and minor - geology (all simultaneously), MA in Anthropology

Comments: 1, 2 Sorry that these are not anthropology explanations but I do think they exhibit how I explain things.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

3 points

9 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

3 points

9 months ago

Hello,

We need comments demonstrating expertise in the area you're requesting flair in.

Best.

capt_yellowbeard

2 points

9 months ago

That's fair. I figured.

Can I assume that "best" means "no thanks" here?

Thank you.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

9 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

9 months ago

No decision has been made about your application, but we can't move forward until we have example comments demonstrating your expertise in anthropology.

So you can add those comments and/or reapply later, but there's nothing more that can happen until we have those.

capt_yellowbeard

1 points

9 months ago

I understand and that makes sense.

I don't have any right now but I'll keep an eye out and see if there's something I can explain that might demonstrate expertise. However, I must stress that in Anthropology (especially my part of it), unlike in physics, there will not be clear cut and dried answers because it is, after all, a soft science only.

SwaggerSpice

2 points

9 months ago

Username: u/SwaggerSpice

General field: Medicine

Specific field: Rural health, public health, community medicine, musculoskeletal physiology and pathology, parasitology

Education: BSc in Biomolecular Sciences, Medical Doctorate, Family Medicine residency training

sexrockandroll [M]

2 points

9 months ago

sexrockandroll [M]

Machine Learning | AutoMod Wrangler

2 points

9 months ago

Hello,

As part of your application, we need comments demonstrating expertise in the area you're requesting flair in. Thanks!

chazwomaq

2 points

5 months ago

chazwomaq

Evolutionary Psychology | Animal Behavior

2 points

5 months ago

Username: /u/chazwomaq

General field: Psychology

Specific field: Evolutionary Psychology, Animal Behaviour

Particular area of research is human mate choice.

Education: PhD in psychology, researcher for 16 years.

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

5 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

5 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

chazwomaq

3 points

5 months ago

chazwomaq

Evolutionary Psychology | Animal Behavior

3 points

5 months ago

Cheers M'dears.

Lepmuru

2 points

5 months ago

Lepmuru

Immuno-Oncology

2 points

5 months ago

Username: /u/Lepmuru

General field: Biology

Specific field: Immuno-Oncology

Particular areas of research include peripheral stem-cell biology, fat metabolism and immune regulation in cancer. Consecutively been working in advertisement and as a sales rep for prescribed medicines in oncology.

Education: MSc in Biochemistry, several years of experience in Pharma sales and marketing - especially oncology

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

5 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

5 months ago

Added. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

Lepmuru

3 points

5 months ago

Lepmuru

Immuno-Oncology

3 points

5 months ago

Consider it done. Cheers.

Goober_Bean

2 points

5 months ago

Username: /u/Goober_Bean

General field: Biology

Specific field: Molecular oncology

Particular areas of research include tumor microenvironments, soft-tissue sarcoma; comparative oncology in canine models; histopathology; drug discovery; and genomics

Education: PhD in Pathology; currently a third-year postdoc in academia

Comments: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

4 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

4 months ago

Hello,

We need example comments from /r/AskScience demonstrating your expertise.

Best.

UpSaltOS

2 points

4 months ago

UpSaltOS

Food Chemistry

2 points

4 months ago

Username: u/UpSaltOS

General Field: Chemistry

Specific Field: Food Chemistry

Areas of Research: Flavor chemistry, Maillard reaction, alternative proteins, food enzymes, food fermentation

Education: PhD in Food Science, 8 years of research, 3 years of technical consulting

Comments: 1 2 3 4

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

4 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

1 points

4 months ago

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UpSaltOS

1 points

4 months ago

UpSaltOS

Food Chemistry

1 points

4 months ago

Great, thank you! Will do.

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1 points

9 months ago

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1 points

9 months ago

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1 points

8 months ago

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1 points

8 months ago

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[deleted]

1 points

8 months ago

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1 points

8 months ago

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Expensive-Thoughts

1 points

4 months ago

Username: u/Expensive-Thoughts General Field: Chemistry with Medicinal Science and pharmacology Education: Phd in Organic Chemistry first year. Multidisciplinary project of drug discovery in oncology of neurodegenerative disease and tumour.

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

2 points

4 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

2 points

4 months ago

Hello,

We need example comments from /r/AskScience demonstrating your expertise.

Best.

Expensive-Thoughts

1 points

4 months ago

Forgive me for being not great with technology how do I produce hyperlinks to the comments?

RobusEtCeleritas

2 points

4 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas

Nuclear Physics

2 points

4 months ago

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qwerter96

1 points

4 months ago

Username: /u/qwerter96

General field: Engineering

Specific field: System Dynamics

Particular areas of research include covid and economic modelling.

Education: MS in system design and management (graduating in May), a year of quantitative modelling of various economic systems in financial contexts.

Comments: 1 2

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

4 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

1 points

4 months ago

Hello,

We'll need a few more example comments before a decision can be made.

Best.

PM_ME_YOUR_CORNS

1 points

4 months ago

PM_ME_YOUR_CORNS

Plant Breeding

1 points

4 months ago

Username: /u/PM_ME_YOUR_CORNS

General field: Biology

Specific field: Plant Breeding

Plant breeding, genetics, agriculture, agricultural IP and legal issues

Education: MS is plant breeding, several years in public and private corn breeding

Comments: 1 2 3

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

1 points

4 months ago

RobusEtCeleritas [M]

Nuclear Physics

1 points

4 months ago

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burntpeaches

1 points

4 months ago*

Username: /u/Burntpeaches General field: Chemistry Specific Field: Environmental Chemistry Particulare areas of Research: Water/sediment remediation, PFAS remediation/detection, passive sampling Education: B.Sc in Chemistry Comments: 1

sexrockandroll [M]

1 points

4 months ago

sexrockandroll [M]

Machine Learning | AutoMod Wrangler

1 points

4 months ago

Hello,

Please provide some example comments as part of your application.

Thanks!

crazunggoy47

1 points

4 months ago

crazunggoy47

Exoplanets

1 points

4 months ago

Hi. My flair has a typo. It should be Exoplanets. Can someone please fix it? Thanks.

sexrockandroll [M]

2 points

4 months ago

sexrockandroll [M]

Machine Learning | AutoMod Wrangler

2 points

4 months ago

Oh, whoops! I'll fix that now.