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Mollie Woodworth

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Mollie Woodworth is a neuroscientist who studies mouse brains, using a deli slicer to cut them into five-micron layers. She hopes to find treatments for ALS and other neurological ailments.


Mollie is an MIT cheerleader. She made up a “Secret Life” cheer. Go, Science!!

The Blood Will Tell

Mollie Woodworth gives in to genetics and becomes a cheerleader.

Only I Knew

Mollie Woodworth is bursting at the seams to tell the world about her brain research.

30 Second Science with Mollie Woodworth

We give Mollie Woodworth 30 seconds to describe her science and she tells us about mouse brains.

10 Questions with Mollie Woodworth

We ask Mollie Woodworth 10 questions and she insists that she loves mice.

Blog Posts

Mollie, Laura, And An Instructional Film!
Ask Mollie Your Questions
Solving This Problem
Bring It On, Smart-Kid Style
Science Apparel With Mollie


About Mollie Woodworth

Mollie is a graduate student at Harvard University where she is doing research in neuroscience.

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