ComSciCon Leadership Team

Alie Caldwell

Alison Caldwell

Co-creator, writer, and co-host of Neuro Transmissions
Alie Caldwell completed her PhD in Neurosciences at UC San Diego in 2019, where she studied glial biology and genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. She is the... Read more about Alison Caldwell
Ben Cook

Ben Cook

Graduate Student

Ben entered the Ph.D. program in Astronomy at Harvard in 2014, after completing his undergraduate work in Astrophysics at Princeton.  His main scientific focus is on the formation and evolution of galaxies.... Read more about Ben Cook

Maria Drout

Maria Drout

Hubble, Carnegie-Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science
ComSciCon Co-founder

I am currently a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a Research Associate at the Dunlap Institute...

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Eric Earley

Eric Earley

PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

I work at the Center for Bionic Medicine, focusing my research on developing intuitive robotic prosthesis control for arms and hands.

Pinar  Gurel

Pinar Gurel

Graduate Student, Biochemistry, Dartmouth

I have a background in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill, and am currently a fifth year graduate student in the biochemistry department in the Geisel School...

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Susanna Kohler

Susanna Kohler

Science Highlights Editor, American Astronomical Society
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Astronomy
ComSciCon Co-founder

I received my PhD from University of Colorado Boulder in 2014, with my dissertation work spanning two fields: high-energy astrophysics and science...

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Shannon M.  Morey

Shannon M. Morey

Teacher, Abbott Lawrence Academy
ComSciCon Co-founder

Shannon is a chemist, a leader in K12 STEM education, and one of the founding members of the ComSciCon organizing team.  Shannon teaches physics and...

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