Alex Payne is a Ph.D. student studying how proteins move and perform their functions using Cryo-EM and molecular dynamics. He has had a lifelong interest in science communication and is passionate about the responsibility that the scientific community has to share our discoveries and use them for the common good.


The disconnect between the public’s trust of scientists and its disregard for scientific advice is a paradox which must be addressed in order to better prepare for future crises.