Episode 2 - Bryan Bryson, MIT/Ragon Institute

Bryan Bryson ScreenshotJess Drislane (CEO, OpenScholar) sits down with Dr. Bryan Bryson (Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT/Associate Member, Ragon Institute) to discuss the fun of trial and error and how it led to his passion for science at a young age. 

Dr. Bryson discusses the importance of creating shared languages to build support and increase scientific impact across fields and levels of expertise. We also discuss the role of fun and fostering workplace friendships in initiating research collaborations. As an infectious disease expert, Dr. Bryson discusses the global impact of Tuberculosis and what success will look like in the COVID-19 recovery. Lastly, we discuss the beauty of science and the exquisite representation of an immune system response to pathogens through the medium of watercolors. 

Quote of the Episode: “If I had to bet on anything right now, I’m betting on science." - Dr.Bryan Bryson


About MIT and the Ragon Institute


The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Learn more here.

Our mission of the Ragon Institute is to contribute to the accelerated discovery of a HIV/AIDS vaccine and to establish itself as a world leader in the collaborative study of immunology. The institute is structured and positioned to significantly contribute to the field of immunology and efforts against global disease. Learn more here.


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