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Erika Ebbel

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Erika Ebbel is a biochemist.  She started doing research on viruses in fifth grade and would like to cure ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).


Erika is a beauty pageant queen.  She has used her pageantry to teach lots of kids about science.  Butt glue is one of the more annoying aspects of her secret life.

Whiz Kid

Erika Ebbel learns from a great science mentor and then becomes one.

Miss Massachusetts

Erika Ebbel takes off her lab coat and puts on a tiara.

30 Second Science with Erika Ebbel

We give Erika Ebbel 30 seconds to describe her science and she only needs 25.

10 Questions for Erika Ebbel

We ask Erika Ebbel 10 questions and she shows us how to wave.

Erika Teaches You the Gown Walk


Blog Posts

Erika, Mrs. Kolbert, and The Kids
Ask Erika Your Questions


About Erika Ebbel

Erika Ebbel is a biochemist currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Boston University School of Medicine.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.