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Evolutionary Pharmacology is at the Forefront of an Adventure in Crowdfunding

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Several weeks ago I highlighted the cinematic skills of a young researcher at Princeton. Ethan Perlstein is an evolutionary pharmacologist – and if the term perplexes you, you’re not alone. Perlstein created a fantastic video to provide the public with an educational and understandable explanation of how he spends his time. His commitment to keeping the public informed is part of a greater project: Perlstein aims to be the first entirely crowdsourced research lab in the country. His second short film (below) describes his current Rocket Hub campaign, where over $13K has been raised so far. This week is the FINAL one for this groundbreaking experiment in science and communication – check out the amazing work being done here and support crowdsourced science!

Carin Bondar About the Author: Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist. Follow on Twitter @drbondar.

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