From the PhD to Science Outreach

Are you interested in informal science programs? Do you want to help create a larger science community? Dr. Jeanne Garbarino, Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University, explains how her interest in science communication—via blogging, social media and research programs—has helped her reach new audiences.

Jeanne Garbarino, PhD
Director of Science Outreach, The Rockefeller University

Jeanne Garbarino is a Bronx native, mother, and wife. She is also a metabolic biologist—turned Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University (RU). In this role, she helps bridge the gap between scientists and educators, and also creates scientific programming to help engage K-12 students. Jeanne began her research career as a PhD candidate using yeast as a model system to study the molecular basis of fat metabolism, and continued her studies as a postdoc in the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism at RU, where she tracked how cholesterol molecules move inside of a single cell.

Outside of the lab, Jeanne is involved in science communication initiatives, including serving as Biology Editor and writer for Double X Science, and co-organizer of the monthly science discussion series, SpotOn NYC(#SoNYC). She also spearheaded the creation of The Incubator—a science blog written by the RU community. Jeanne has contributed to several scientific outlets, including Scientific American, The Huffington Post, and Double X Science. You will never catch Jeanne eating meatloaf or brussel sprouts. Ever. But you can catch her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.

From the PhD to Science Outreach


Jeanne Garbarino (The Rockefeller University)