Natalya Ortolano

scanning electron microscope image of penicillin

Staying positive about negative data

November 1, 2019
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The next time you are considering taking time off, remember that if Alexander Fleming hadn’t taken a two-week vacation he…

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How mindfulness can help you take control in grad school

September 11, 2019
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As I placed my 96-well plate in the plate reader, I could feel my peripheral vision fading, my heart racing,…

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We’re all made of star stuff: Cells, philosophy, and a small bar

February 14, 2019

My inability to be productive on an airplane started when I began doing scientific research. Graduate students, postdocs, and primary…

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