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Tyrone B. Hayes, Professor of Integrated Biology at the University of California at Berkeley

  1. Rachel Aviv, “A Valuable Reputation: After Tyrone Hayes said a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him.” The New Yorker (February 10, 2014). http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/02/10/a-valuable-reputation 
  2. T.T. Schug, T. Hayes, et al. “Designing endocrine disruption out of the next generation of chemicals.”  Green Chem 15(January 2013): 181-98. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4125359/

Hakeem M. Oluseyi, Associate Professor of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology and MLK Visiting Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Chief Science Officer, Discovery Comunication/Science Channel

  1. M. N. Orange, Hakeem M. Oluseyi, et al. “Solar atmospheric magnetic energy coupling:  Broad plasma conditions and spectrum regimes.” Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory/NASA (June 2016). http://arxiv.org/pdf/1601.02986.pdf
  2. Melissa Pandika, “The Gangsta Physicist,”  OZY Magazine (April 3, 2014). http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/the-gangsta-physicist/4176
  3. “Infinity explained in 3 minutes.” YouTube. Hakeem Oluseyi, Tedx, Ironwood State Prison (June 8, 2014). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45pTq0ADz6o

Bina Vanmali, Director, Arizona Science Education Collaborative, Arizona State University

  1. Rachel A. Yoho and Binabin H. Vanmali, “Controversy in biology classrooms—Citizen science approaches to evolution and applications to climate change discussions.” Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education 17 (March 2016):  110-14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4798790/

Colleen Mitchell, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Iowa

  1. Colleen Mitchell and Michael Reed, “Neural timing in highly convergent systems.” SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics 68 (2007): 720-37. http://homepage.math.uiowa.edu/~mtchll/Largenm.pdf
  2. Roseanne M. Wolf, Colleen C. Mitchell, et al. “Defining new insight into atypical arrhythmia: A computational model of ankyrin-B syndrome.” American Journal of Physiology (August 2010). http://homepage.math.uiowa.edu/~mtchll/AJPHeart.pdf

Sharon Deem, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo

  1. Veronique Lacapra, “Why is the Saint Louis Zoo attacking camel diseases in Kenya?” (May 8, 2013). http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-saint-louis-zoo-tackling-camel-diseases-kenya#stream/0
  2. S. Blake, C.B. Yackulic, M. Wikelski, W. Tapia, J.P. Gibbs, S. Deem, F. Villamar, and F. Cabrera. “Migration by Galapagos giant tortoises requires landscape-scale conservation efforts." Galapagos Report (2015): 144-50. http://www.galapagos.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/GalapagosReport_2013-2014-20-Blake-144-150.pdf

Francis Ali-Osman, Professor of Surgery and Professor in Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine

  1. Christine K. Augustine, Francis Ali-Osman, et al. “Genomic and molecular predicts response to temozolomide in melanoma.” Clinical Cancer Research 15 (January 2009): 502-10. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cas.12047/full

R.E. Burnett, Associate Dean for Academics and Professor, National Defense University:

  1. R.E. Burnett, “Developing an Analytical Framework for Genetic Warfare Policy,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009. http://www.academia.edu/2022684/Developing_an_Analytical_Framework_for_Genetic_Warfare_Policy

Zachary Feinstein, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, on the economy of “Star Wars” and “Wookienomics.”

  1. Economist, The. “Wookienomics:  Like the force, economics binds the galaxy together.” December 19, 2015. http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21684165-force-economics-binds-galaxy-together-wookienomics
  2. Feinstein, Zachary. “It’s a trap:  Emperor Palpatine’s poison pill.” Working paper, 2015. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1511.09054.pdf

Jay McDaniel, Professor of Religion, Hendrix College

  1. Jay McDaniel, “What is process though:  Introduction.” YouTube (July 25, 2012). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5hjfjaP8z8

Mario Livio is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute, 1991-2015 (home of the Hubble Space Telescope).  He is also the author of Brilliant Blunders:  From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe (2014)

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZEzhvB3zI and the scientific ambassador part starts at 13:28. He then talks about his most recent book Brilliant Blunders
  2. Mario Livio, "Math: Discovered, Invented, or Both?" He approaches some of the ideas in his book, Is God a Mathematician? (2010) and how math is used throughout life and in science. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2015/04/great-math-mystery/

James C. Carrington, President, Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis:

  1. Article on understanding bee behavior. Also a podcast to listen to: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/secret-life-bees-understanding-ourselves-through-insect-behavior#stream/0
  2. Digital Magazine on Carrington's insight about food security, go to page 127-128:  http://www.paradigmcg.com/digitaleditions/abm-1115/index.html
  3. Carrington's Involvement with using RNA interference on crops/GMOS: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/540136/the-next-great-gmo-debate/#comments
  4. Biography of Dr. Carrington and his leadership of the Danforth Plant Science Center: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2010/nov/distinguished-professor-carrington-head-danforth-plant-science-center

Dr. Daniel Jackson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri, and Physician, MU Health 

  1. "Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Critical Guideline #8: The fetus at risk for anemia — diagnosis and management."
  2. "Fetal Anemia Patient Hand-out." Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
  3. "Diagnosis of fetal anemia with Doppler ultrasound in the pregnancy complicated by maternal blood group immunization."

David Baker, Program Coordinator, Missouri Assistive Technology, Blue Springs, Missouri

  1. Oliver, M., Montero, F., Fernández-Caballero, A., González, P., & Molina, J. P. (2015). RGB-D assistive technologies for acquired brain injury: description and assessment of user experience. Expert Systems,32(3), 370-380. doi:10.1111/exsy.12096
  2. Downey, J. E., Weiss, J. M., Muelling, K., Venkatraman, A., Valois, J., Hebert, M., & ... Collinger, J. L. (2016). Blending of brain-machine interface and vision-guided autonomous robotics improves neuroprosthetic arm performance during grasping. Journal Of Neuroengineering & Rehabilitation (JNER), 131-12. doi:10.1186/s12984-016-0134-9
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