Dr.Jamie L. Vernon
Jamie Vernon is director of science communications and publications at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society and editor-in-chief of American Scientist magazine. An award-winning science educator, he began communicating science to the public as an independent blogger and public speaker. He went on to become a regular contributor to The Intersection, a Discover magazine blog about science and policy. He subsequently worked at the U.S. Department of Energy as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow and an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow, where he developed strategies to measure and communicate the economic impacts of the Department’s annual investment in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies. In 2012, he served as co-chair of digital communications for the Interagency Communication and Education Team at the United States Global Change Research Program.
Earlier, Jamie spent more than a decade conducting molecular biology discovery research with an emphasis on HIV vaccines and genetic engineering technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.S. in biotechnology from East Carolina University, and a B.S. in zoology from North Carolina State University.
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