Ariane Panzer, PhD

Immunology and microbiology enthusiast

  • Is AI Too Smart For Our Own Good?

    Can scientific achievements become so advanced that we lose sight of our own humanity? This thought was weighing on the mind of science and technology journalist Jacob Ward during a Synapse-sponsored lunchtime talk with students on Tuesday, April 16. At UCSF we think of science as a subject we study, but science can also be used as a lens through which we view and deepen our understanding of other subjects.

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  • Sexual Harassment Process Troubles Complainants

    Several UCSF students came forward with their stories of academic sexual misconduct involving individuals who are still at UCSF last October after a briefing of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report on sexual harassment of women in science. The study showed that despite the policies and procedures in place, 50 percent of women experience unwanted sexual harassment in academia. One survivor who shared her story is UCSF alum Grace, whose name we have changed to protect her identity.

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  • Sharing Science

    Scientific breakthroughs are occurring at a rate faster than ever before. In 2007, it was estimated that 1.5 million new scientific papers were published. Despite this exponential growth in scientific discovery, many researchers struggle to access scientific knowledge because a large portion lies just out of reach, trapped behind a paywall. It is essential for scientists to read primary literature to learn about their area of research and the questions that remain to be answered.

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  • Beginners Guide to Science Publishing

    It’s been several weeks since you hit the “submit” button, and the manuscript-tracking page has remained permanently open in your web browser. At least once a day you refresh the page, but there is no new status update. Scientific researchers know how to start the publication process and know the end goal, but for many the path from submission to publication is a mystery. This path can be a winding one, sometimes your manuscript moves forward and sometimes it moves back.

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