ELIZABETH BURNS. Lizzie
Burns is an Oxford graduate, a biochemist, playwright, and visual
artist. She has a doctorate in biochemistry from the University
of Oxford, where she held a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship.
Her science-based play, "Autodestruct: The Ultimate Cure
for Cancer," was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre
Burns has also consulted for the film "Square," a movie
about the human genome (directed by Frederic Planchon and produced
by the London-based company Academy).
Burns has been commissioned to do a year-long series of oil paintings
for the British Medical Research Council and is currently a member
of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford University. Dr. Burns
has been invited to India as part of the British Council's science
programme and articles about her science-inspired artwork have
been featured in national and international newspapers, including
The Guardian in Great Britain.
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PROF. JONATHAN D. FARLEY.
Jonathan David Farley received his D.Phil. in mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1995, after winning Oxford's highest mathematics awards, the Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize, in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991, with an A.B. in mathematics. He had the second-highest grade-point-average in his graduating class. He has also had visiting appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, and he has been a Science Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is the 2004 recipient of the Harvard Foundation's Distinguished Scientist Award, given on behalf of the president of Harvard University for "outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of mathematics." Seed Magazine named him one of "15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005."
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SARAH GREENWALD. Sarah Greenwald is the 2005 Mathematical
Association of America Alder Award winner for distinguished teaching
and extraordinary influence beyond her own classroom, awarded
in part for her use of popular culture. She has a Ph.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania, helps maintain SimpsonsMath.com,
a website about The
Simpsons, and has spoken about the effects of scientific popular
culture representations on students on National Public Radio's
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WAYNE GRODY. Wayne Grody, M.D.,
Ph.D. has been a technical advisor and sometime writer for a number
of feature films, TV movies, and television series, including
Life Goes On, Chicago Hope, CSI, Medium, and both Nutty Professor
movies. He is a professor in the Departments of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the University
of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is also the
director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory within
the UCLA Medical Center.
Tony Harkin is Director of the Center for
Applied & Computational Mathematics at the Rochester Institute of
Technology. He was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral
Research Fellow at Harvard University after graduating from Boston
University with a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He currently has over a dozen
peer reviewed publications, has won several teaching and research
awards and scholarships, and has presented his work at various
IRIS KULBATSKI. Iris Kulbatski is a graduate of the University of Toronto's prestigious Institute of Medical Science, where she earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. She is a neuroscientist focusing on regeneration of the spinal cord, and has expertise in a diversity of specialties including regenerative medicine, brain and spinal cord injury, stem cell biology, cell/tissue bioengineering, and cell transplantation. She has published numerous scientific manuscripts, has held numerous awards and scholarships, and has presented her work at various national and international conferences. Iris’ interest in science communication has motivated her involvement in various projects, including representing HMSFC at the 2008 American Film Institute’s Sloan Film Summit and working as a biomedical writer and editor for medical device companies, physicians, and scientists. She has written or edited marketing material, academic articles, book chapters, presentations, scientific abstracts, and technical protocols, and is currently involved in a project to contribute scientific content to a new high school textbook. Iris is also a classical pianist, dancer, and writer.
MS. JANE RYAN. Jane
Ryan was a film scholar and writer, specializing in Jungian psychology
and the films of Stanley Kubrick. She lived in Las Cruces, New
DOMINIC VAN DER ZYPEN. Dominic van der Zypen is
a former post-doctoral fellow at Oxford University. He resides
in Switzerland and handles French- and German-language projects.