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A cross section of science on the cyberscreen

Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. She has appeared in a scientific capacity on various television networks (Discovery World HD, Discovery Canada, CTV, SHAW Canada, City TV (Vancouver)) and her work has been featured online at Scientific American, National Geographic Wild, and In addition to her biology blog ‘Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist’ she recently released her first book ‘The Nature of Human Nature’, a light-hearted look at where the human species fits in with the rest of the animal kingdom. Dr. Bondar lives with her husband and 3 young children near Vancouver, BC. Find Dr. Bondar online at, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: ‘Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist’.

Joanne Manaster is a cell and molecular biology lecturer at the University of Illinois. She taught histology, cell biology, and tissue engineering laboratories to biology and bioengineering students for nearly 20 years. Now, she is executing online courses on the human genome and bioinformatics for current and future science teachers. Joanne keeps herself busy with outreach through videos she creates, encouraging everyone to read a popular science book now and again. Other videos are a gentle and whimsical introduction to the world of science disguised in everyday items such as cats, make-up, gummy bears, and cookies. When not teaching classes or making videos, she can be found explaining topics of interest to members of the community, running a girls bioengineering camp, helping with the iGEM synthetic biology team, and doing everything she can to ensure that her four children all become passionate about something, even if it isn’t science. Good news, though, science is winning!

Enjoy her quirky videos and more at her website Joanne Loves Science or
Find an occasional witty tweet and converse with her on twitter @sciencegoddess
Share a favorite science moment with her on the Facebook page

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