The ISSCR has selected Christopher Barry, PhD, and Julie Perlin, PhD, to be Science Communications & Education Managers, beginning 3 January, 2018. They will be developing science-focused articles and blogs for the ISSCR website, A Closer Look at Stem Cells, as well as educational and career materials for ISSCR members and the stem cell field.
Barry joins the ISSCR after seven years in the James Thomson Lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S., most recently as assistant scientist. He earned a PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Perlin is most recently a postdoctoral fellow in the Len Zon Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, U.S. She earned a PhD from Stanford University in Stanford, CA, U.S., and a BA from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, U.S.
“We are pleased to have Chris and Julie join us at a time when we’re looking to expand our science communications and outreach,” said ISSCR CEO Nancy Witty. “They both have experience and insights that will contribute to our member communications, along with enthusiasm about stem cells and their potential to impact human health, that is so important as we reach out to new audiences,” she said.
Information for patients about stem cell science and its translation to medicine may be found on the ISSCR website, A Closer Look at Stem Cells. The ISSCR is committed to promoting professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and its application.