In this podcast, one of our members Pratheek Pandesha interviews Dr. Mary Gehring while he was a Khorana Scholar at MIT. The Gehring lab is located at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. The lab is interested in understanding the epigenetic regulation of gene expression and genomic imprinting using flowering plants. Dr. Gehring is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the Bose Research Fellowship for bringing ‘orphan crops’ into the molecular age through epigenetic engineering.
In this episode, Dr. Gehring discusses her research interests, motivation to do science, and work-life balance.