This episode is a conversation with Caitlin Howell, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Maine. Caitlin's research is based on looking to nature for inspiration, and her lab uses an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and solutions. Her educational background - from Maine to Germany to Harvard, and now back in Maine - is an example of how reaching beyond one area of focus and collaborating across disciplines can lead to some really great work.
If you'd like to learn more about Caitlin's Maine-focused work, check out her 5 Minute Genius talk at the 2023 Maine Science Festival.
Our conversation was recorded in June 2023.