Mayim Bialik: “The Big Bang Theory is changing the way people think of nerds and geeks”

Mayim Bialik: ‘Being a research professor seemed like what I wanted, but once I had my first child I realised how much time I wanted to be with him.’ Photograph: Miller Mobley/Redux/Eyevine You were in the hugely successful TV show Blossom in the 1990s. What inspired you to leave acting and take a degree in neuroscience? When I was on the set of Blossom I had a biology tutor who was at that time a dental student at UCLA. She was the first person I ever met who was a one-on-one female role model for me and I fell in love with science and wanted to pursue it. I am a second-generation American so I come from a family where college is really emphasised and I really just wanted to…


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