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Jeanne Garbarino earned her Ph.D. in metabolic biology from Columbia University, followed by a postdoc at the Rockefeller University, where she now serves as Director of Science Outreach. When she is not conducting research, Jeanne works as a science communicator, acting as co-organizer of SpotOnNYC (#SoNYC), Biology Editor for Double X Science, and Director of Media Ventures for NEURODOME. You can find her on multiple social-media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize: Praising Pioneers in Biomedical Research

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 9:03 PM

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Dr. Huda Zoghbi, 2013 PMG Prize Recipient (image courtesy of The Rockefeller University)

There is nothing particularly remarkable about a woman doing science. Any person -- man or woman -- who shows an intellectual curiosity combined with a strong work ethic, good decision making,...

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Ditching the Guilt As a First Step to Having it All

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 1:49 PM

On Monday, April 15th, two very profound things happened.

The first event was and is nothing less than harrowing and wretched. That afternoon, two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. This senseless act robbed this earth of three lives, including an 8-year-old boy's, and resulted...

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Going Beyond a Blind Date With Science, According to Alan Alda

(18) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 8:33 PM

In general, scientists are not really known for their communication skills. This observation has been made time and time again, practically on every forum that regularly features some aspect of science. Nevertheless, most discussions regarding science communication and outreach efforts made by scientists are, by and large, descriptions of the...

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The 2012 Pearl Meister Greengard Award: Honoring Joan A. Steitz, PhD, for her Pioneering Work in RNA Biology

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 5:29 PM

2012-11-19-Steitz_Joan_042612_0101.jpgWhen Nobel laureates do noble deeds, it does not go unrecognized. Using his winnings from the 2000 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. Paul Greengard of The Rockefeller University, along with generous supporters, established the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize to celebrate the...

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Crowdfunding Science That's Near and Dear to My Heart

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 1:06 PM

The Internet has changed many things, creating a virtual landscape that is without the literal boundaries that once hindered our ability to communicate. In addition to bridging social, cultural, and even economic gaps, the Internet has become an incubator for entrepreneurs of all types, increasingly opting to go with the...

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Evolutionary Conservation: How Tiny Life Forms Tell Us About Ourselves

(11) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 9:41 PM

Right now there are thousands of laboratories across the globe conducting biomedical research, or that which pertains to advancing our understanding of human health and medicine. Yet despite the ultimate goal of learning more about the parameters surrounding the fitness of our fine species, much of our current knowledge comes...

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