Advisory Board

The LabX Advisory Board oversees and advises on the program’s activities. Members of the Board have deep experience with a wide range of public engagement approaches and diverse scientific expertise.

Board Chair

Neil Shubin

Neil Shubin, (NAS) Robert R. Bensley Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago

Board Members

Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, (NAS) Distinguished University Professor and S. Idell Pyle Professor, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

Cynthia M. Beall

Cynthia M. Beall, (NAS) Distinguished University Professor and S. Idell Pyle Professor, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

Margaret E. Beier

Margaret E. Beier, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Rice University

Joseph S. Francisco

Joseph S. Francisco, (NAS) President’s Distinguished Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania

Gail Koshland

Gail Koshland, retired. Director of Student Assessment and Program Evaluation, College of Medicine, Lecturer, Department of Physiology. University of Arizona

Arun Majumdar

Arun Majumdar, (NAE) Jay Precourt Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Cathy A. Manduca

Cathy A. Manduca, Director, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Clare Matterson

Clare Matterson , Director of Engagement, Natural History Museum London

Raina Merchant

Raina Merchant, Associate Vice President and Director, Center for Digital Health Penn Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Hugh Possingham

Hugh Possingham, Associate Vice President and Director, Center for Digital Health Penn Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Liesel A. Ritchie, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University

Mark Rosin

Mark Rosin, Director and co-founder, Guerilla Science and Assistant Professor of Science, Pratt Institute of Art & Design

Brooke Smith, Director, Public Engagement, Kavli Foundation

Andre Thomas

Andre Thomas, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Visualization and Co-founder and Director of LIVE lab, Texas A&M University