My name is Betul Kacar (pron. BE-tuel KUH-jarr) and I am interested in understanding life’s working strategies at the molecular level and how the ancestral behavior of proteins and their host systems change through time.
My work has been recognized by various media outlets, such as NOVA Science, BBC Focus, New Scientist, WGBH, MIT Technology Review, SETI Institute, Astrobiology Magazine, Wired, Popular Science, PBS, iO9, CNN Turk, Quanta Magazine. I care deeply about science education, outreach and communication, in 2012 I co-founded SAGANet,: The Online STEM Mentorship and Education Network, I serve on the Board of Advisory Committee of the MIT BioBuilder Foundation and was named “Way Cool Scientist” by the Science Club for Girls, USA in 2016.
- Watch a PBS documentary featuring my work: Origins of Life
- Watch a recent interview with the WGBH Boston: Reconstructing Evolution
- Listen to my interview with the SETI Institute Podcast: Cells, Planets, Astrobiology