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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sexy Scientists

You know, I don't actually watch much TV drama. I especially dislike "science" shows like CSI. Everything is over-dramatized and hyped up.

I mean - coloured eppendorf tubes? Why? Why?

And it's not just the stuff they use, neither.

Look at all these "scientists". How many scientists you know look so damned good?

Just look at my ho-hum face on the right sidebar, and you instantly realize that science folks normally look, well, normal.

Or so I thought.

Until I stumbled upon this gem of a blog called Sexy Science Version 1.0.

The resident blogger there keeps track of the hottest guy scientists she knows.

Like this one.

Stand aside, Gary Sinise. Dr. Stephen O'Brien is a real scientist - a solid-state chemist, in fact.

And more importantly, he is so aw... aw... CUTE!!!

Wait a sec dudes. I'm a dude.

So I am delighted to bring to you the Fresh Brainz - Three Hottest Women Of Science!

*drum roll*

Here they are (in no particular order) :

Tara C. Smith : Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of Iowa.

Dr. Smith studies microbial pathogens. She is also a prolific science blogger, writing her own blog called Aetiology at Seed scienceblogs, and contributing articles to the Panda's Thumb.

Titia de Lange : Professor, Cancer Biology, Rockefeller University.

Prof. de Lange works on the structure and function of telomeres. She is an elected member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences and has won many awards (such as the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research) in her illustrious career.

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz : Professor, Developmental Biology, Gurdon Institute (Cambridge).

Prof. Zernicka-Goetz studies polarity and patterning in early mouse embryo development. She has numerous superb publications and is an editorial board member of the journal "Cell Fate & Determination".

That is my list.

Don't agree?

Then send me a photo link of your favorite hot scientist or engineer!

Can be a hunk or a babe. Please give me a short description of his or her research field.

Just put the link in the comments or send it to me by email.

I'll collect them so that we can all vote on them later!



mathia said...

hmmm i can think of more than one scientist in my institute who's more good looking than that Dr o'brien .... and would you agree that there are cuter gals in my institute than your featured females? Just look at my floor.... oh wait.... you've already been looking haven't you??? hahhaha ;D

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Come on, Denise Keller is not a real scientist, she's an MTV VJ!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Check out Christina Smolke from Caltech. She's cute I think.

Lim Leng Hiong said...

To Anon 11:20,

You're right! Thanks for the link.

fengzi said...

My lab uses coloured eppendorf tubes. No idea why, but they are pretty =)

Lim Leng Hiong said...

To fengzi,

Everything is more colourful in Southern California ;)

mark said...

also check out Kirsten Sanford from the "This Week in Science" podcast. She's got a PhD in neuroscience and is quite the sexy scientist to boot:

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Hi Mark,

I've updated the readers' choice post.

Thanks for the link!

rasmussenanders said... has hotness ratings of most professors in the US. If one wants to find good looking professors that would be a good place to look.

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Hi Anders,

Thanks for the link!

suzystone said... This is Emily Bartlett. She is currently an Earth Science teacher at UVSC. She used to be a Chemistry Lab Technician for the Western Electrochemical Company. The picture is small but she is really very cute with a personality to match.

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Hi Suzystone, welcome to Fresh Brainz. Thanks for the link!