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) 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

Cynthia M. Beall, (NAS) Distinguished University Professor and Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology; Co-Director, Center for Research on Tibet at 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, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the 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, Professor of Mathematics and Ecology at University of Queensland and Chief Scientist at 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

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