Biology: From Molecules to Man

Friday 2/26/2010

Center of Science and Industry

Columbus, Ohio

Biology: From Molecules to Man focuses on life from brain cells to fungus to the human heart. The scientists each presented a slideshow of their work before answering questions as a panel about their life, their work, and their accomplishments. The scientists answered questions about their role as an African American scientist, being a role model, the role of science and math in youth, and the future of science. The program was moderated by Jerry Revish, WBNS news anchor.  The Center of Science & Industry (COSI) in Columbus was one of ScienceMakers' science centers partners in 2010, 2011, and 2012.


The featured scientists included:

  • Wayne Bowen, Professor of Neurobiology & Biochemistry, Brown University
  • George Jones, Professor of Biochemistry, Emory University
  • Kwame Osei, Cardiologist, The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • John Watson, Professor of Biochemistry (ret.), University of California, San Francisco


During the day program, students videotaped short sessions with each scientist using Flip Cameras while they ask questions they had prepared with teachers ahead of time.  The school groups included:

  • Afrocentric Early College
  • Linden McKinley Middle/High School