Professor Meharvan Singh – fondly known as “Sonny” – is a Texas-based neuroscientist with family roots in Kuala Lumpur. He studies how hormones (such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) affect brain functions, and how these hormones, or the lack of them, influence brain aging as well as the vulnerability of the brain to neurodegenerative conditions (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease) and certain brain cancers (e.g. glioblastoma). After being invited to serve the SciMy Advisory Board, Sonny recently shared his thoughts on science (and life!) in our inaugural live web interview session on March 2, 2013. Interview by Dr. Valerie Soo.
Dr Sonia Ortega, a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation (NSF) spoke to SciMy about her views on science education and her involvement with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) in her 2-month working visit to Malaysia. We received an introduction to the life of a woman whose dedication to science is undeniable. Interview by Victor Tan and Xander Chong.