2016: Science in FOCUS – Andrea Goforth

Science in FOCUS

Dr. Andrea Goforth is a chemist who explores materials at the nanoscale. Join Burroughs Wellcome Fund to bring her Science In Focus.

As materials are made smaller and smaller, their properties change. Materials at the nanoscale act quite different from their macro-sized molecular counterparts. Dr. Andrea Goforth from Portland State University investigates various materials, like silicon and bismuth, to discover the possible new technologies that these differences may unlock for medical science.

By Kirsten “Dr. Kiki” Sanford 

Dr. Kiki Sanford holds a doctorate in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of California, Davis, and is a specialist in learning and memory. She hosts and produces the ‘This Week in Science’ (TWIS) podcast and hosts ‘The Stem Cell Podcast’.

She has appeared on programming from H2 (The History Channel’s ‘How 2 Win’ series), Discovery Digital Network (‘DNews’), Inside Edition, Revision3 (‘PopSiren’), OnNetworks (‘Food Science’), The Video Project, The Science Channel (‘Brink’), TWiT.TV, and CBS’s The Doctors. She has also written for Scientific American, TechCrunchForbesDiscover, and Boing Boing. Her most recent entrepreneurial adventure, Broader Impacts Productions, aims to help scientists tell their stories to the world.

Dr. Kiki has a black belt in Taekwondo, loves robots and fire, and wants to craft a better future for human spawn everywhere.