In the field of science, communication plays a crucial role in the advancement of research and discovery. One of the best ways to communicate and share ideas in today’s digital age is through social media. Meet Oliver Anderson, the newest social media ambassador for the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI).
Oliver is a dedicated stem cell researcher who seeks to understand the relationship between a cell’s microtubule cytoskeleton and their overall cellular identity. Specifically, he focuses on the importance of microtubules for the fascinating cellular state of pluripotency.
Oliver firmly believes that social media is a powerful tool for science communication. Through various social media platforms, scientists can share their innovative discoveries with both their peers and the general public. By showcasing the human side of science, social media can counteract misinformation that dehumanises science and promotes distrust. Social media allows for direct contact with a receptive audience and enables the sharing of ideas in interesting and engaging ways.
As ARMI’s newest social media ambassador, Oliver aims to showcase the amazing work that goes on at ARMI every day. Although ARMI is well-known in research circles, it is less familiar to those beyond these circles. Oliver hopes to change that by using social media.
One of the most powerful tools Oliver uses in his communication is imaging. Oliver spends a lot of time looking down the microscope, capturing images that help establish a connection between the science community and the general public. As Oliver puts it, “A beautiful microscope image can draw in a viewer and give them the desire to know more about what they see. In addition, images are more readily understandable than numerical data, especially to audiences unfamiliar with the topic.”
Recently, Oliver has been focusing on imaging the different arrangements of human induced pluripotent stem cells, forming incredible patterns and structures. His work in imaging proteins found in the nucleus also allows him to quantify and compare expression levels between cells.
Oliver Anderson is an excellent addition to the ARMI team as their newest social media ambassador. Through his dedication to stem cell research and his passion for science communication, he hopes to inspire curiosity and interest in the field of stem cell research among the general public. Follow Oliver’s journey on social media as he showcases the wonders of stem cell research and the power of social media in science communication!