I think that communicating about the science we do should become a part of the scientific process. In March 2013 I joined a select group of scientists, journalists, PR representatives, and science writers at a NESCent Catalysis meeting to discuss how to facilitate interactions between those producing science, and those publicizing science, particularly in relation to the topic of evolution.
PUBLIC SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
- December 2014 - Interviewed about co-organized session, "The X-factor of Complex Disease," at ASHG 2014.
- November 2014 - Interviewed about bioinformatics research as part of a series with notable bioinformaticians.
- October 2014 - Interviewed about genomic testing as new resources surface for Phoenix Children's Hospital.
- October 2014 - Interviewed about Open Access publishing.
- October 2014 - Profiled on for "Cracking the (bio)code." - profile here.
- September 2014 - Breaking Bio #65 "Sex chromosomes & Math for Biologists with Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayres" - watch here.
- April 2014 - "56 different points on the gender spectrum" panel discussion at The Conference on World Affairs - watch here.
- March 2014 - Interviewed by Maria Armoudian on The Scholar's Circle, NPR, along with Jeremy Nathans, about the X and Y chromosomes. - listen here.
- January 2014 - Interviewed about Y chromosomes by Jonathan Green of ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company) Radio National. - listen here.
- August 2013 - "Sex, male bias, and degeneration". Invited public lecture hosted by Bay Area Skeptics, Berkeley, CA.
June 2014 - Interviewed by Martin Amrein for article about Y chromosome evolution in NZZ am Sonntag (article in German), available below: June2014_NZZamSonntag_Y-Chromosome.pdf.
June 2014 - Interviewed for "Sex is Complicated" by Jillian Keenan about mechanisms of sex determination for Slate article about trans individuals.
January 2014 - Interviewed about work studying variation on the human Y chromosome: Ian Sample at The Guardian, Robin Wikey at the Huffington Post, Robert Sanders at UC Berkeley (y en Español), Sven Stockrahm at Zeit Online (German). Also written about by: Razib Khan at The Unz Review, Vicktoria Woollaston at MailOnline, Sandro Iannoccone at Galileo (Italian), Jumat in Sains (Indonesian), Pieter Van Dooren in Standaard (Dutch).
September 2013 - Interviewed by Ed Yong from National Geographic about inherited human sex reversal due to variations in the SRY gene.
March 2013 - Interviewed by Alan Boyle at NBC News for comments about a newly identified human Y chromosome lineage.
November 2012 - Interviewed by Tia Ghose at LiveScience about our research involving observations of, and explanations for extremely low human Y chromosome diversity. Her article was picked up by The Huffington Post, Yahoo!News, e!ScienceNews, Hitech@Glance, and others.
April 2012 - Interviewed by Dinsa Sachan at Down To Earth for comments on the newly sequenced rhesus Y chromosome.
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