Science Communication and Outreach

I am associated with numerous science communication and outreach initiatives around the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, and beyond.

Science Communication Training: I am the current chair of ComSciCon Triangle, a workshop designed to empower STEM graduate students in Research Triangle of North Carolina to communicate the concepts in their field and beyond to diverse audiences. I was a co-organizer of the 2018 workshop, where I moderated a panel on ‘Pitfalls of Science Communication‘, organized the Write-a-thon activity and Expert Review Lunch, and facilitated pitching of attendee pieces to outlets like Scientific American and American Scientist.

At UNC, in my capacity as the Vice President of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Student Chapter, I am leading the organization of a Science Communication Bootcamp in January 2019, in collaboration with other student groups.

OncoBites: I have co-founded a cancer research science communication blog called OncoBites where a team of graduate scientists and Ph.D.s with a passion for cancer research has gathered to share cutting-edge research with a wider audience. As of January 2018, 20 authors around the world have contributed 55 bite-sized articles, approximately five minute reads that share what is exciting in the field of cancer research, with 10,000+ views in more than 75 countries.

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Science Writing: I have written numerous scientific pieces for wider audiences. A list is attached:

Science Outreach: I have presented different scientific topics in health sciences and biological sciences before audiences of elementary school to high school students, and adults, in different settings ranging from classrooms to science museums.

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Presenting a talk on Immune System and Cancer in NC Museum of Natural Sciences