A Scientist's Life

The people behind the science discuss their work and passions

Geologist Emily Chin A Scientist’s Life: Emily Chin
Geologist uses surface rocks to understand what’s happening miles within Earth’s interior
Dec 07, 2018
A Scientist’s Life: Kate Ricke
Modeler considers the social risks posed by climate change
Nov 08, 2018
Biological oceanographer Jeff Bowman A Scientist's Life: Jeff Bowman
Biological oceanographer studies how microbes, plankton interact with their habitats
Oct 03, 2018
Cell biologist Martin Tresguerres A Scientist’s Life: Martín Tresguerres
Marine biologist discovers what organisms have in common and what makes them distinct at cellular level
Sep 05, 2018
Scripps meteorologist with Air Force personnel aboard "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego A Scientist’s Life: Marty Ralph
Meteorologist pioneered study of atmospheric rivers impacting the western U.S.
Aug 01, 2018
A Scientist's Life: Jennifer Smith
Technology is changing how scientists study coral reefs
Jun 06, 2018
Jane Willenbring in the field in Antarctica A Scientist’s Life: Jane Willenbring
Geologist studies 'the science of scenery'
Mar 08, 2018
Researchers remotely operate a JetYak to obtain data from glaciers A Scientist’s Life: Fiamma Straneo
Physical oceanographer studies interplay between Greenland's glaciers and a warming ocean
Dec 12, 2017
A Scientist’s Life: Andrew Barton
Marine ecologist considers diversity of plankton and their roles in ecosystems
Sep 07, 2017
Marine biologist Andy Nosal A Scientist’s Life: Andy Nosal
Marine biologist specializes in behavior and ecology of sharks and rays
Aug 02, 2017
A Scientist’s Life: Tarik Benmarhnia
Climate change epidemiologist considers human health hazards
Jun 13, 2017
Maria Vernet A Scientist’s Life: Maria Vernet
Phytoplankton ecologist studies key members of ocean food webs
May 11, 2017
Biometeorologist Jennifer Vanos A Scientist's Life: Jennifer Vanos
Biometeorologist is at intersection of weather and human health
Apr 04, 2017
Scripps/UC San Diego researcher Isabel Rivera-Collazo. Faculty Profile: Isabel Rivera-Collazo Joins Scripps and UC San Diego
New joint-hire Rivera-Collazo specializes in environmental archaeology, with cross-collaborative research bridging Scripps and Department of Anthropology
Feb 09, 2017
Scripps coastal oceanographer Sarah N. Giddings A Scientist's Life: Sarah N. Giddings
Coastal oceanographer studies the changing nature of estuaries
Feb 11, 2016
A Scientist's Life: Ryan Hechinger
Marine biologist considers parasites to study broad ecological questions
May 06, 2015
A Scientist's Life: Miriam Kastner
Pioneering geochemist on a career spent breaking through the seafloor and breaking through in a male-dominated field
Nov 04, 2014
A Scientist's Life: Dan Cayan
Climate scientist Dan Cayan on the challenge of seeing climate in high definition
Aug 06, 2014
A Scientist’s Life: Kerry Key
Kerry Key describes marine electromagnetics
Jul 02, 2014
A Scientist's Life: Falk Feddersen
Falk Feddersen researches the implications of sea-level rise on our beaches
May 05, 2014