The Sitcom Star With A Secret PhD In Neurobiology

Mayim Bialik: “Being a scientist is as exciting, creative, and interesting as being an artist”By Joshua A. Krisch Mayim Bialik, known for her roles in the ’90s hit “Blossom” and more recently in “The Big Bang Theory” is something of an outlier—in both the acting and science worlds. That’s because in addition to being an award-winning actor, Bialik also holds a PhD in neurobiology. “I had professors when I was an undergraduate who said, ‘Why are you here? If you could have the world of acting, why wouldn’t you take it?’,” Bialik told NOVA. But she never understood the supposed conflict between science and art. “Being a scientist is as exciting, creative, and interesting as being an artist,” Bialik says. “I don’t think there’s anything particularly spectacular about me that…


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