ScienceOnline2011 – introducing the participants

Another installment in the series of posts introducing attendees/participants of ScienceOnline2011. You can find them all on the list, but it may help if you get them in smaller chunks, focusing on a few at a time.

David Dobbs is a science writer and journalist located in Vermont. He published several books, including The Northern Forest, Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral and The Great Gulf: Fishermen, Scientists, and the Struggle to Revive the World’s Greatest Fishery, and is currently writing a book about the “orchid hypothesis” of depression as adaptation. He blogs at Neuron Culture and is active on Twitter.

Joanne Manaster is an online course developer/lecturer of science courses for the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois. She used to teach histology in the department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and mammalian cell culture techniques and the concepts of stem cells and tissue engineering in the Bioengineering Department at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. You can learn much more about Joanne, her fascinating life story, and especially about her outreach activities, on her About page. Check out her blog, follow her on Twitter and check out her YouTube science channel. Joanne is a master of video and (together with Carin Bondar) will run a workshop on how to make good vides and a Movie Festival (yes, there will be awards for the best submitted and shown entries!).

Brian Malow is Earth’s Pre­mier Sci­ence Come­dian (self-proclaimed) and a free­lance sci­ence video cor­re­spon­dent for Time Magazine’s web­site. He blogs and tweets and puts his videos on YouTube. He will do a performance during the banquet on Friday night.

Jason Goldman is a graduate student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Southern California. He blogs about cognitive neuroscience in people and other animals at The Thoughtful Animal and Child’s Play and he tweets. He is this year’s editor of Open Laboratory anthology of the best writing on science blogs.

Allie Wilkinson is a scientist, environmentalist, journalist, a student of journalism at Hofstra University, a blogger and twitterer.

Gloria Lloyd is a freelance copywriter/editor, marketing writer, and journalist in Chapel Hill, NC. And she is on Twitter.

Sabine Vollmer, former science reporter for Raleigh News and Observer, now writes and tweets for Science in the Triangle. I interviewed Sabine last April.

Mike Lisieski is a student of Psychology and Pharmacology at the University at Buffalo. He blogs at Cephalove on the Gam network and he tweets.

Hannah Waters got her degree in biology, focusing on ecology, but now works as a laboratory technician in a cell and molecular biology lab in Philadelphia and is planning on going in that direction in grad school. She blogs on Culturing Science and Sleeping with the Fishes and is on Twitter.

Brian Mossop is the online community manager for PLoS Blogs and PLoS Hubs. He blogs at The Decision Tree and tweets.


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