Our Team

This website operated from February 2014 to June 2021. It is no longer active. No new content will be added or considered for publication.

The biographies of the site authors at the time the site was launched were as follows:

Dr Buddhini Samarasinghe

Is a science communicator with a background in molecular biology and cancer research. Buddhini has authored a series of articles in Scientific American, titled “The Hallmarks of Cancer.” She provides science outreach through broadcasts on YouTube. Her science writing can be found at Jargonwall.

Connect with Buddhini on Google+ or on Twitter @DrHalfPintBuddy

Professor Rajini Rao

Is a research scientist and Professor at Johns Hopkins University, where she runs the Rao Lab, which focuses on the role of ion transporters in human health and disease. She is also director of the Graduate program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine that trains PhD scientists at the interface of basic and clinical research. Rajini has chaired the Biophysical Society Committee on Professional Opportunities for Women (CPOW), which provides resources and organizes events that promote professional career development. Rajini is also a frequent speaker and organizer on panels focused on women in science.

Read Rajini’s food and science posts on madamescientist.com and connect with her on Twitter @madamscientist

Dr Zuleyka Zevallos

Has a PhD in Sociology. She works in policy and research and has run national equity and diversity programs and projects for STEM, academia and vocational training. Zuleyka’s research has focused on gender, sexuality and ethnic inequality, amongst other topics. She runs Sociology at Work, a not-for-profit network promoting applied social science. Zuleyka is an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Swinburne University. Zuleyka writes about social justice and public science on The Other Sociologist.

Connect with Zuleyka on Twitter @OtherSociology

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