For twenty-eight years, Dr. Barry Aprison has translated concepts about the biological and physical sciences into interactive learning experiences for millions of people. At the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, he directed award winning, multi-million dollar exhibitions and outreach projects. At Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Aprison produced STEM learning initiatives for teachers and students. Currently at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology he organizes education, training, and outreach projects with partners in science museums, K-12 schools, and programs for underrepresented minorities. Dr. Aprison designs and implements hands-on exhibits, undergraduate & graduate courses, public outreach, summer research experiences, and career development initiatives. He is also currently Co-Chair of the Biological Sciences Division Diversity Committee (BDC). In partnership with the BDC, Aprison works to produce recruitment and training programs, such as the MBL Quantitative Bootcamp. Further, as Senior Lecturer in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division of the College, Aprison teaches systems biology.
Dr. Aprison earned a Ph.D. in biology from Brandeis University and was a NIH postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at Indiana University.