You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

Tufts professor turns to rap to reach students

MEDFORD — One moment, Jonathan Garlick is doing something you might expect of a scholarly looking researcher, leading Tufts University freshmen through a discussion of the complicated scientific, ethical, and political questions surrounding stem cell research.

The next moment, Garlick does perhaps the last thing you would expect of a mild-mannered, 60-year-old scientist and college professor: He cranks up a karaoke machine, dons a baseball cap (tilted to the side), and becomes the Stem Cell Rapper. He adapts what they were talking about to popular rap music, and — in his words — “breaks it down.”

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week