Doc McSippins is a science podcaster who enjoys talking science and drinking booze in her free time. When she is not at the mic she’s a hilarious coworker to a bunch of biophysicists.

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?


3 Do you have any pets?


4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?

Not quite science themed but I have a Share (from Black panther) funk-pop and I keep meaning to make a wall paper from old posters

5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?


6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?


7 Do you speak any other languages?


8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?

I would love to go to space. Zero gravity seems like a great time.

9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?

Definitely stem cell research

10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?


11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?

I would be able to teleport

12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?

My podcast! SipNSci pod on all platforms.

13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?

In the before times: Go for a run, hit the gym, get home shower, and be at brunch with my buds by 11:30a

14 What are three things you can’t live without?

Beer, Exercise, fruit snacks

15 What beverage gives you life?

A lovely macchiato stout

16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

17 What did you want to be when you grew up?

An archaeologist

18 What drives you and keeps you going?

The pursuit of being better than the day prior.

19 What got you excited in science?

I really loved dinosaurs and fossils as a kid.

20 What excites you about science now?

I love comparative genomics

21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

(I watch a lot of cartoons, notably Spongebob)

22 What is a secret talent of yours?

I can make a delicious cocktail out of just about anything

23 What is your favorite game?


24 What is the last book you read?

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

Follow your happy. Do the things that make happiness a part of your lifestyle.

26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?

Get a tattoo

27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?

People will go out of their way to make you feel like you don’t fit. It’s your job to find where you do fit and not only so that you can be happy but so that you can reach the potential we both know you have.

28 What is the best way to de-stress?


29 What is the last thing you watched?

Bob’s Burgers

30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?

I’ve come home many times with PCR buffer in my backpack

31 What is your favorite animal?


32 What is your favorite book?

Becoming Michelle

33 What is your favorite comfort food?

Mac and cheese

34 What is your favorite day of the year?

I’d have to say April 25. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.

35 What is your favorite plant?


36 What is your favorite science fact?

That there are light receptors at the back of the human knee.

37 What is your favorite season?


38 What is your favorite smell?

Lavender vanilla

39 What is your favorite sound?

Movement of large bodies of water

40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Sense of humor

41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?


42 What is your proudest moment?

Launching my first episode and receiving positive feedback

43 What kind of tree would you be?


44 What’s the best thing about where you live?

All of the awesome restaurants

45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.

There are ribosomes in the mitochondria but the bulk (90%+) of the mitochondrial proteome is imported.

46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?

Mae Jemison