In Focus: A Video Podcast on Romiya Glover '04


As part of its celebration of the 2007 Cambridge, Mass., Science Festival, WGBH-TV, one of the nation's premier public broadcasting stations, produced a variety of special content about science and scientists, including video podcasts chronicling the lives of five rising stars in science. Among them is Romiya Glover, a 2004 WPI graduate who earned her degree in biology and biotechnology.

Today, Glover is a biochemist at PointCare Technologies Inc. in Marlboro, Mass., where she develops HIV/AIDS testing devices for countries in critical need of them. In the podcast, she talks about her work and about what inspired her to pursue a career in science. The podcast also tags along as she comes back to her alma mater, where coaches the cheerleading squad, to work with WPI students in Harrington Auditorium.

As a WPI student, in addition to being a member of the cheer team, Glover completed an Interactive Qualifying Project on the role of Henry David Thoreau in a scientific society and her Major Qualifying Project that searched for the mechanism of the signal transduction pathway of mig-10, a signaling molecule in the nervous system.