While science is presented as an objective and logical process, increasing attention is being drawn to the subjective experiences scientists’ daily lives entail. These issues include relationships (in lab and at home), failed projects, and moral quandaries, to name a few. While every scientist encounters these issues, they often do so privately, and there is no communal forum for their consideration or discussion. However, there are numerous people, many of them prominent biologists, with the qualifications and experience to enlighten the MIT biology community by facilitating such a conversation. We are in the process of creating a lecture series where renowned scientists are invited to speak about the human side of science.