Mar. 05, 2013

Meet Rachel Collins, Microbiologist & Professional Wrestler

by The Secret Life of Scientists

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The researchers who we feature on "The Secret Life of Scientists" are anything but easy to categorize. Our subjects balance their cutting edge professional work with diverse and often quirky hobbies, from snowboarding and rapping, to foot photography and Renaissance dancing. But the scientist whose secret life may have surprised our viewers the most is the green-haired microbiologist Rachel Collins, better known as "MsChif" in the professional wrestling world where she competes. Below, in just 30 seconds, Collins describes her scientific profession—determining what antibiotic doses can kill bacteria—and then fields 10 eclectic questions. For more videos on Collins, visit her "Secret Life" home page.
 
30-Second Science

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10 Questions for Rachel Collins

Watch Rachel Collins: Microbiologist on PBS. See more from The Secret Life of Scientists.

 
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