Neil Lamb, Vice President for Educational Outreach at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (AL, USA), shares his experience with communicating genomics to the public and furthering genomic literacy as well as addressing the debate of genetic exceptionalism. Neil also discusses the highlights of his career, explaining why his current role really is his ‘dream job’.
About the author:
Neil Lamb, PhD, is a faculty investigator and vice president for educational outreach at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Lamb completed his PhD and postgraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta where he was a faculty member in human genetics and responsible for lab management, bioethics oversight and genetic education in the school of medicine. Lamb’s career shifted from hands-on science to science education when he realized that he had found his true calling: inspiring a passion for human genetics and technology in others. He joined HudsonAlpha in 2006 to lead the educational outreach team in creating innovative teacher training, student experiences, public enrichment, classroom kits and digital resources that reshape how science education is delivered. For years, Lamb shared the stories of genomic research through his series, Biotech Basics. Now, he keeps learners on the cutting edge with his blog, Shareable Science.
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