Gary Wilkins is a Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University studying computational biology in the lab of Dr. Robert F. Murphy. A proud Southern Tar Heel, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Bachelors of Mathematics in 2010. Interests are widely varied, but include math, of course, physics, machine learning, neuroscience, and bourbon. A typical day is spent building models of protein-protein interactions and programming robots to run experiments. Having witnessed a growing disregard and contempt for scientific knowledge and expertise, Gary has re-committed himself to clearer communication amenable to public digestion. In addition to his efforts within ComSciCon, he’s also a Graduate Teaching Fellow with Carnegie Mellon’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation. You can find him on Twitter or on his personal website.