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

Jane Lubchenco, (NAS) Distinguished University Professor and Valley Chair in Marine Biology, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University

Board Members

Kristi S. Anseth, (NAS/NAE/NAM) Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Associate Professor and Head of the Biology Education and Science Communication research groups at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

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

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

Joseph S. Francisco, (NAS) President’s Distinguished Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania
Louis M. Gomez, Educational Department Chair, University of California, Los Angeles

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

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

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

Clare Matterson, Director of Engagement, Natural History Museum London

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

Jeffery F. Miller, (NAS) Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
Hugh Possingham, (NAS) Professor of Mathematics and Ecology, University of Queensland, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

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

Neil Shubin, (NAS) Robert R. Bensley Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Andre Thomas, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Visualization and Co-founder and Director of LIVE lab, Texas A&M University