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Jessica Ware is an entomologist and associate curator in invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, where she is also an assistant professor at the Richard Gilder Graduate School. She is the president of the Worldwide Dragonfly Association and vice president of the Entomological Society of America.
Aditi Pai is a professor of biology and co-director of the Teaching Resource and Research Center at Spelman College. She is an expert on genealogy and evolutionary biology, focusing on sexual selection. Pai piloted Spelman’s Genetic and Genealogy Program, where students track their genes, their history, and their relatedness to other humans in the world.
Kiho Kim is a professor of environmental science at American University. A marine biologist, Kim’s work focuses on the ecology of coral reefs, and how environmental drivers, such as climate change and nutrient pollution, impact coastal ecosystem health. At the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Kim has examined the origins and spreading of diseases.
Paloma Vargas is an assistant professor of biology, director of Hispanic-Serving Institute Initiatives and co-director of ALLIES in STEM at California Lutheran University. She is an expert in microbiology and host-parasite relationships.
Erika Zavaleta is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She directs the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program and the CAMINO (Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-based Opportunities) at UCSC. In 2021, she was appointed by the governor to the California Fish and Game Commission.
Esmeralda Casas-Silva is a scientific program manager at the National Cancer Institute, where she leads the Cancer Moonshot Biobank project. Her research focuses on gene expression and cancer biology, specifically the genetic drivers of cancer. She blogs at Vulgar Science. Expertise: Biomedical science, oncology, human genetic networks Location: Washington, D.C. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | emi.casas-silva@nih.
Lisa Alvarez-Cohen is a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as the vice provost for Academic Planning. Her expertise is in environmental microbiology, environmental engineering and bioremediation — a waste management technique that uses organisms to remove contaminants.
Kristala L. Jones Prather is Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the design and assembly of recombinant microorganisms for the production of small molecules, with additional efforts in novel bioprocess design approaches.
Nalini Nadkarni is a professor of biology at the University of Utah. Her forest ecology research focuses on how biodiversity, forests and the stability of world climate interact, with an emphasis on the forest canopy. Her field sites are in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.
Danielle Lee is an assistant professor of biology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and a self-described hip-hop maven and outreach scientist who writes about urban ecology and biology.