Meet the JoVE Team
JoVE's mission of increasing productivity in the scientific research is implemented by a team of passionate and hard-working individuals who are excited to be at the front of the revolution in scientific publishing. From the people who produce JoVE's videos to the people who work with institutional librarians to increase adoption, everyone at JoVE is proud to help bring you the future of scientific publishing.
Moshe Pritsker, Ph.D.
Dr. Pritsker developed the JoVE idea based on his deep familiarity with current problems in biological research, acquired through more than 10 years of work in this area. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Results of his research on stem cells, genomics, bioinformatics and HIV have been published in leading scientific journals (PNAS, JBC, Genome Research and Biochemistry) as well as in patent applications. Prior to co-founding JoVE, Dr. Pritsker held the position of post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital.
Aaron Kolski-Andreaco, Ph.D.
Director of Content
Aaron Kolski-Andreaco produced his first video protocol in 2005, while visiting the laboratory of Robert H. Chow at the University of Southern California to learn how to isolate and culture adrenal chromaffin cells - a technique instrumental to his doctoral work. Convinced of the power of video for instruction in the sciences, he began contributing content to JoVE for its second issue and officially joined the journal as an editor in April 2007. Aaron holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine where he studied the role of potassium channel function in the regulation of the stress response and hypertension under the guidance of K. George Chandy. He has published in JBC, PNAS, Current Biology, and Current Medicinal Chemistry.
Director of Library Relations
Ward considers Jaws to be "the finest thing ever committed to celluloid" which makes his passion for surfing even more surprising. Red is his favorite color and fish tacos are his favored meal, but if he was on death row, he would probably take Tiramisu as his final meal. Somewhat less importantly he began his career at Saatchi London in 2002, before moving to Ketchum PR a few years later. After two successful years at Ketchum he moved to the Guardian newspaper. He now works at JoVE and like all his colleagues, writes about himself in the third person...which is weird.
Cory has always had an interest in technology as a means to solve problems and excitedly brings that interest to JoVE as the company continues to innovate. Cory has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Hartford and a Master of Arts in Advertising from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He has previously worked to build the web presences of several non-profit organizations in New York City.
Director of Marketing
Rachel graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and in Political Science. Rachel began her career with national homebuilder Pulte Homes, where she led marketing for the Raleigh, NC division. After a decade in North Carolina, Rachel moved up to Boston, where prior to joining JoVE she served as the Marketing Executive in charge of marketing operations for North America at Real Asset Management, an international software company.
Matthew Kramer, M.B.A
Director of Business Development
Matthew holds his bachelor’s in Microbiology and his MBA from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire, where he focused on entrepreneurial venture creation. He gained experience as a project management consultant with Lonza Biologics and while preforming a business development role at Glycan Connections, a contract research organization performing glycan characterization. Matthew excels at establishing business relationships and leverages his talents to assist companies in utilizing JoVE’s unique competencies in video publication & production.
Evan holds a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. Always a curious mind, he has been fascinated by science from an early age, feeding his interest with books and at-home experiments. Before working at JoVE, Evan worked for the History Press in Salem, a local publishing company with an emphasis on local history. Evan brings his experience with publishing to his work at JoVE where he is helping to expand the frontier of digital publishing. Here he blends his love of science with his strength for verbal expression.
Business Administration Assistant
Ben holds a B.S.B.A in Finance from Suffolk University. While attending Suffolk, he followed his passion for sports writing & journalism by writing for The Suffolk Voice. He continued to rise the ranks and became Editor-In-Chief during his senior year. After graduation, he needed somewhere to vent about what goes on in the Boston sports scene so he writes for a handful of blogs. Before arriving at JoVE, he’s worked in the long term health care & banking industry for a few years. He also estatic to be a part of JoVE and grow alongside it.
Deputy Editorial Director - Life Sciences
Allison became entranced by the human brain while getting her Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. A Boston native, she returned after graduating and worked in a neuroscience lab at Harvard Medical School. There, she studied the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and perfected the art of sexing flies and sectioning fly brains. After frustrating attempts to replicate histological experiments based on abrupt methods sections from scientific papers, she discovered JoVE, and was delighted. She joined the team in September of 2012, excited to work towards revolutionizing scientific publishing!
Kira Henderson, Ph.D.
Science Editor, Deputy Editorial Director of Review
Kira completed her Ph.D. in Cell Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she also earned a BS through the School of Science Accelerated BS/Ph.D. program. As a research assistant in the lab of Dr. George E. Plopper, Kira completed unique interdisciplinary projects aimed at understanding the relationship between tissue structure and function. While Kira is a classically trained cell biologist, she collaborated with both computer scientists and biomedical engineers on several different projects. Her thesis work utilized two juxtaposing in-vitro model systems of tissue development: 1) quantitative tissue structure analysis of normal tissues with well established functions vs. corresponding cancer disease-states 2) tissue development by functionally undefined mesenchymal stem cells treated with a PI3K inhibitor during differentiation. Kira loves learning about research at the interface between biology and engineering, including Cell-ECM interactions and artificial tissue scaffolds. Outside of JoVE Kira enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and vegetable gardening, as well as indoor activities like reading, photography and volunteering at the local animal shelter.
Nandita Singh, Ph.D.
Senior Science Editor, Project Manager for collaborations
Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of South Carolina, Columbia and a M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India. Nandita completed her post-doctoral work at the Whitehead Institute and worked in the Biotech Industry for over two years. She has published in leading journals including Nature, Nature Genetics, Genes and Development and Current Biology. She is convinced that the power of the visual media far exceeds the written word especially when it comes to describing biological methods. In her opinion, video protocols are an invaluable tool to make challenging biological techniques more reproducible and accessible to the entire scientific community.
Zhao Chen, Ph.D.
Zhao Chen grew up in northwestern China. She attended college in Shanghai at Fudan University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology, with an emphasis on genetics. Following her BA, she was a research technician studying human telomerase in primary breast cancer specimens. Zhao then immigrated to the United States where she received her PhD in Molecular Biology from Boston University. Her thesis work entailed elucidating the molecular mechanism of RNA localization within the Xenopus oocyte, focusing on several protein factors involved in this mechanism within the cell. While at BU she taught six years of Biochemistry and two years of other laboratory course work. Her teaching and research life has allowed her to better understand what makes a good methods / techniques manuscript, knowledge that she applies to her interactions with JoVE authors.
Michelle Kinahan, PhD
Michelle moved to Boston for graduate school after studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. She completed her Ph.D. at Boston University in Biomedical Engineering. For her thesis research, Michelle worked in a collaborative project between BU, MIT and Tufts to optimize protein design, processing, and characterization towards engineered silk biomaterials for tailored applications. An ultimate goal of this project is to design a fully biological tissue patch to repair congenital heart defects in newborns. Through interdisciplinary research experience Michelle saw the importance of scientists from different fields working together and sharing their observations to progress towards a common goal. She is excited to help facilitate this transfer of knowledge as a part of the JoVE team. Michelle is originally from Ireland, enjoys traveling and is an avid fan of the Florida Gators.
Susan Rasakham, PhD
Susan received her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from Simmons College and her MA/PhD in Experimental Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University. Her thesis work examined the role of kappa opioid receptor signaling in modulation of cocaine reward. Because of her love for the kappa opioid receptor and the hope that one day psychostimulant addiction can be successfully treated (or even cured!), she continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow at Temple University and then MGH. She is fascinated by all walks of science. She strongly believes that interdisciplinary research and open science is the best approach for scientific progress in development of new scientific technologies and therapeutic treatments/cures for many human diseases. When not thinking of, reading about or conducting science she enjoys reading novels, cooking, traveling, or spending time with her family and beagle puppy, Bella.
Rachelle hails from Montana where she completed two internships at Montana State University concentrating on PEM fuel cell optimization and bacterial adhesion. She studied physics and astrophysics at the University of Arizona. While there she was awarded a NASA Space Grant Internship to develop optical instruments for an atomic interferometry lab. Subsequently she performed conservation ecology field work on herpetofauna in Arizona, Mexico, and New Mexico focusing on the effects of urban resource availability on rattlesnakes. After completing her degree she worked as a research associate doing broadband seismic analyses of Arizona earthquakes to reconstruct their focal mechanisms for the USArray/Earthscope project. She is excited to apply her broad research background to grow the Bioengineering and Applied Physics sections and to be involved in the revolution in scientific publishing!
Jane recently moved to the Boston area from Chapel Hill, NC. She graduated with degrees in Neuroscience and Hispanic Studies from Hamilton College in May of 2011. Despite childhood dreams of becoming a detective, a strong desire to understand the complexity of the brain lured Jane into the field of science. While in college, Jane conducted EEG experimentation to study multimodal communicative language in humans. Previously, she worked on correlating the tonality of various languages with that of their respective music traditions, first at Duke University then at the National University of Singapore. She greatly enjoys traveling and is a force to be reckoned with during trivia. Jane joined the JoVE team in March of 2012, intrigued by the idea of revolutionizing scientific publication!
Sephorah Zaman, PhD
Sephorah completed her postdoctoral training in Neuroscience from Columbia University after graduating with a Ph.D in Biology from the Chemistry-Biology Interface Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. For her doctoral thesis, Sephorah used molecular biology, genetic and biochemical approaches to understand the structure, function and assembly of the ribosome. Her postdoctoral work focused on studying the epigenetic basis of neuropsychiatric diseases by using Next Generation Sequencing methods. Outside of work, Sephorah enjoys reading, cooking and traveling. Sephorah believes JoVE is changing the way science is done in research laboratories around the world and loves to be part of the innovative culture at JoVE.
Liz graduated from Boston College in 2011 with dual degrees in Biology and Psychology. During her freshman year, she trained to become an EMT, but then decided that research instead of medicine was the path she wanted to pursue. As a teaching assistant during summers at Brown University, Liz taught middle and high school students how not to destroy lab equipment while they attempted to master basic lab techniques. As a senior at BC, she participated in ecology and molecular biology research. When she’s not baking up a storm in the kitchen, you can find her delving into a mystery novel.
Deputy Director of Library Relations: North America - West, Mexico, Canada - West
Michael holds a B.A. in English and a minor in graphic design from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts. Michael became immediately involved in the world of publishing upon his graduation in 2008 and brings his experience from a major academic publishing house to JoVE, a company he feels is playing a large part in restoring America’s rightful place in both science education and research outcomes. A closeted Federalist, Michael tends to agree with almost everything John Adams has ever said and enjoys applying the constitution and American history to contemporary issues as well as monitoring social change on a global scale. In his free time Michael can be found zipping through Boston traffic on his bicycle, critiquing assorted shawarma restaurants, taking in live music, or furiously supporting one of his favorite professional sports teams.
Deputy Director of European Library Relations
Daniel holds a B.B.A from St. Francis Xavier University in Canada and l’Université catholique de Lyon in France. Before coming to JoVE, Daniel worked in economic development and was involved in foreign political and lobbying organizations. Daniel was born in these United States but has spent most of his life in Canada and Europe developing a love of languages, international culture and being soooo good looking. In his spare time, he can be found on a bus, train or plane heading to destinations unknown. His hobbies include reading, writing, late-night dancing and discussing global trade imbalances.
Frank graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in business. After working 15 years in finance and realizing he was contributing nothing to society he had a mid-life crisis and started working at JoVE. He has a strong interest in the environment and the challenges the world faces to innovate and adapt to these changes. Frank enjoys the outdoors, traveling and sporting events.
Marie is the Account Manager for France, Belgium, Switzerland (les pays francophone) and Holland at JoVE. She has worked in the fields of sales and education for a number of years — which are really different sides of the same coin — i.e. educating your customers as thoroughly as possible so that they can make the right purchasing decision. Marie grew up in a trilingual household — French, English and Japanese — and is trying to improve her rudimentary Spanish. Apart from foreign languages, travel and cooking ethnic cuisines, she loves spending time with her family, reading, bicycling and jogging with the family dog during the warmer months as well as skiing and hot yoga during the winter months. In her next life, she wants to come back as a scientific researcher and find a cure for whatever is ailing us at that time. Of course, by then, we’ll all be living to 150 years old which sounds positively exhausting!
Account Manager — Secondary Schools
Linda studied Applied Actuarial Mathematics at Bryant University before spending 10 years in international business development in educational publishing. Prior to joining JoVE as a Secondary Education Account Manager, she traveled to 43 countries across the Americas, African, European and Asian continents selling and licensing educational materials. When not working, you can find her on a beach, playing guitar and singing her favorite songs, or trying out new organic recipes to share with her friends and family. She’s also an avid animal lover, having saved many a street kitty and regularly visiting and donating to avian rescue organizations.
Nell grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and returned to the Boston area after graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She has a BA in English and Latin American Studies and joined the JoVE Libraries team in October of 2012. In her free time, Nell enjoys singing, running, swimming laps, and traveling-especially to the beach! In the summer she can usually be found on Cape Cod, listening to country radio and reading classics like Jane Eyre.
Matt grew up in Eastern. Mass and attended Boston College, graduating with a degree in Communications in 2004. He was a pitcher on the BC baseball team for 4 years. After college he had a stint with the Greeneville Astros, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros baseball club. The Greeneville Astros were the 2004 Appalachian league champions. Matt enjoys traveling and spending time with good friends and family. He also enjoys pizza, a meal he eats more than 5 times per week.
Jen received her M.S. in Nutrition from Tufts University in 2000 and joined AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals where she held positions in hospital sales, managed markets and customer service throughout New England for 9 years. After taking a short break from the work force to have and raise her 2 young children, Jen began working for JoVE in May 2012. Her focus is on hospitals and government institutions. When she’s not working or playing with her kids, Jen loves to cook and has taken cooking classes in Italy, Boston and Maine. She’s transferring her love of cooking to her son, who is often her “sous-chef” in the kitchen, and tends to describe JoVE to friends as the Food Network for scientists. Being a visual learner, she strongly believes in the value JoVE provides researchers, clinicians and physicians in training.
Tom joined JoVE after graduating with honors from the University of Massachusetts. When away from work Tom enjoys taking his dog out into the woods, and throwing family barbecues.
In May 2012, Cynthia received her B.S. in Biotechnology from Syracuse University, where she also minored in Theatre. After spending four marvelous years in central New York she decided to return home and was very excited to join the company that combines two of her favorite things: science and video. In 2010, she was a laboratory technician in a neurosurgery lab at MGH where she focused on the FYXD2 protein and had some of her work published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. It was at this lab that she was first introduced to JoVE and fell in love with the concept. While in Syracuse, she did research on velo-cardio facial syndrome at the SUNY Upstate. When she’s not at work, Cynthia is spending her time pursuing her dream of becoming an actress or attempting improv.
Heather graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2011 with degrees in Biological Sciences and Spanish. From 2010-2011, she was the president of URI Student Action for Sustainability. She also spent a semester in Sevilla and, among many other future travel plans, would love to return to Spain someday. Prior to joining JoVE, Heather worked at the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation in Portsmouth, NH. While there, she conducted research on whale watches, led numerous beach cleanups, and presented educational programs involving tide pool creatures and a 60 foot inflatable whale. Heather joined the JoVE team in March 2012 and is excited to be a part of the revolution in scientific publishing!
Joanie was born and raised in Massachusetts, but headed down south for a few years to get her bachelor’s in biochemistry from Washington and Lee University. As an undergraduate, Joanie worked as a biology lab teaching assistant. She also spent a summer working as an assistant zookeeper at the Virginia Safari Park, and a month studying the science of cooking in Siena, Italy. Following graduation, Joanie started at JoVE in the fall of 2012. Aside from academics, Joanie swam competitively for all 4 years of college (and for 12 years before that). She also rowed for the W&L club crew team for 2 years. She still gets in the pool (and Boston Harbor) every once and a while, but has also found time to experience the great outdoors.
Zoë first discovered her love for filming & editing after attending The Fine Arts Core Education School in her hometown of Montreal. She received a DEC in Cinema, Video & Communications at Dawson College and a BA from The Radio and Television Art School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto. Zoë’s industry experience ranges from producing, casting, directing, media promotion, alongside event & production coordination. She now resides in Boston where she continues to expand her experience in the multiple streams of media production.
Peer Review Specialist
Jake studied biology at Boston University, but was also drawn to the world of publishing after taking classes at the university’s Editorial Institute. Working at JoVE allows him to pursue his interests in science, media, and constructive uses of technology. Outside of work, he’s a member of the Boston Mycological Club and the FSH Society, a grassroots network dedicated to treating and curing facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy through basic, translational and clinical research.
Sales and Marketing Administrator
Madeline graduated UMass Amherst with a double major in Mathematics and Social Thought and Political Economy. She now holds the title of Sales and Marketing Administrator at JoVE. In her free time she enjoys the company of friends, driving, singing loudly and badly, cooking and creating spectacular cheese plates. She loves the water and spends most of the summer on a beach. She’s a huge music fan and keeps the library up to date on the latest and favorites.
Deputy Director of Information Technology
Chris majored in Interactive Media at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Chris interned for the Office of the Governor in Boston prior to his employment at JoVE. He joined JoVE in 2008 and has played many IT roles at the company since. When the weather is nice Chris can usually be found skateboarding around New England.
Andres is a passionate Graphic & Web Designer who loves monkeys. He holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia. Over the past 5 years, he has conceptualized and managed the web presence and content for diverse clientele including American clothing brand Graphiq Nachure. With a diverse and strong skill set he has been able to build professional web presences with a unified brand identity. His dedication to excellence has also earned his personal website www.afar25.com a CSS Design Award. He joined JoVE in 2010 with the challenge to define a style and look for the 21st century video science journal.
A life is more than punching a keyboard:
I’ve taught, and gardened too, and found reward.
So: competent, at least? — I’d hope a “yes”.
A little too creative? — Take your guess.
A sense of poetry? — Quite clearly, “no”:
Chronology can follow here below:
2009, the library at Penn:
I’d planned to work as a librarian,
and this, though temporary, was a fit,
between the IT skills, and love of lit.
At ITA, 2006 to 8,
on two projects did I participate:
The first: screen scraping for semantics, light.
Second, conventional, a travel site.
2005, a Lowell non-profit,
the CSL: I sys-adminned, a bit.
2004, and earlier, a run
of volunteering, internships. Was fun,
but hard to summarize: I’ll make a try
to fit it in, and not to go awry.
At Island Press: wrote up an export script.
(Had been by hand, and out of sync had slipped.)
Two farms, a monastery: floors to sweep,
gardens to weed, and herds of cows and sheep.
At Carter’s presidential library:
scanned papers so the data could be free.
Missoula, U of M: some book repair,
end papers, boxes, bindings, and that fare.
At College Park (a different U of M):
time teaching GIS, and tutoring them.
At NPR, the library’s ref desk:
I cataloged, and hunted down requests.
2005, an MLS from U
of Maryland. In ’99, a few
years farther back, a math/geology
BA from Carleton was my first degree.
Of acronyms, there always are some more,
but fitting them in meter is the chore.
Jack is excited to work as an Assistant Developer in JoVE’s I.T. Department while he continues to plan for graduate studies in earth sciences and oceanography. Jack has laboratory and field experience with a variety of research techniques in different disciplines including microbiology, chemistry, and marine biology. Jack has sailed in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on many different government and university research vessels since graduating from The University of New Hampshire, College of Engineering, with a bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences in 2009. Before starting at JoVE in October 2010 as an editorial assistant, Jack sailed aboard the University of Rhode Island’s R/V Endeavour on the ECOHAB/GOMTOX project with The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Jack enjoys everything ocean related, including sailing, swimming and SCUBA diving.
Academic Liaison & Marketing Associate
Neal graduated from Boston University in 2011 with degrees in Biology and Philosophy. A world traveler, Neal has studied in Germany and has traveled to Spain, France, Holland, England, Italy, the Czech Republic, Morocco, Canada, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and his family’s native lands of Egypt and Puerto Rico. Neal is passionate about social justice and hopes to address socially relevant issues through his work with the sciences. He also believes that worldwide, very different people can be united by science, and that any level of curiosity is enough to start learning about some of the cutting edge discoveries coming out of the biology, chemistry, physics and health fields.
Peer Review Assistant
Alexander attended Boston University to study biomedical engineering and conducted research in the fields of orthopedics and pathology. Working with JoVE allows him to pursue his interests in new research and technologies across a variety of scientific fields. Outside of the office or the lab, Alexander enjoys swimming, tennis, and skiing.
Peer Review Assistant
Therese is a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. There she cultured human leukemia cells and embryonic kidney cells in the Wright Bioengineering Laboratory and experimented with bacteriophage in a micro and viral genetics lab. She journeyed to Boston in the summer of 2009, volunteering her time in the Templer Ecology Lab at Boston University and in the Center of Cancer Systems Biology at Tufts University. Eager to get back to Boston, she moved here in the winter of 2013. She is enthusiastic about working to help JoVE succeed at revolutionizing research methodology!
Ian graduated from Bates College in 2012 with a degree in Geology, with a focus in sedimentary environments and paleoclimatology. Having grown up in Vermont, he is an outdoor enthusiast, and his studies in geology are a thin veil for his love of getting outside any chance he gets. When he’s not obsessing over dirt and mud, he can be found singing, playing guitar, and cooking. Now he’s trying to make it big in Beantown and is looking forward to being a part of the JoVE team.
Jewels is a geologist from Kutztown University, PA, with an overall interest in the physical sciences. She has worked on determining the economic feasibility of a copper ore deposit in Namibia and developing a classification scheme for a bone and barnacle shoreline in southern California. Previously, she helped to run a sustainable living and indoor gardening business where she discovered that she enjoys educating. It is not unlikely to find her teaching children about science and the outdoors and when she isn’t working or sharing her knowledge, you can find her biking, paddling or climbing rock. Jewels joined JoVE in January 2013 in order to contribute to the success of more efficient education and scientific publishing.
Originally from Connecticut, Meredith headed way up north to St. Lawrence University to obtain her degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. While there, she worked as a Teacher’s Assistant for the biology and chemistry departments, and did an independent research project using the confocal microscope to study neuronal development in Xenopus laevis. She spent a summer in Kenya studying health care delivery in a developing country and was able to pick up some Swahili and go on safaris. When she isn’t helping the advancement of scientific research, Meredith enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and sports.
Brittany received her bachelor’s in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University in 2012. She spent her childhood in Jersey but has decided to make Boston her home post-graduation. At Northeastern, Brittany gained clinical experience in an acute psychiatric setting and research experience in cognitive psychology. She is very excited to be involved in scientific publishing at JoVE and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology in the future. During her free time, Brittany enjoys hot yoga, running, and good bar trivia.
Van graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Grinnell College after studying demographic trends in interventional cardiology at New York University Langone Medical Center and spending a summer assisting the Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency Department in various research efforts. Upon graduating, he took a hiatus from scientific endeavors and worked as a construction crew chief with a non-profit Hurricane Katrina home restoration organization. After leading volunteer teams on construction efforts for displaced families in New Orleans, he moved to Boston and was part of the Neuroendocrine Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, researching mechanisms of pituitary pathogenesis and epigenetic tumor suppression. Van joined the JoVE team in 2012 and is excited to be contributing to the newest frontier in scientific publishing.
Matt received a B.S. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a research assistant in the department he studied turf grass modification and assisted in constructing a novel rain shelter to develop drought-resistant grass varieties. While in college he spent a summer working in Colorado where he managed the greens for a US Women’s golf championship and fell hard, both literally and physically, for the mountain landscape. He enjoys sports, music, traveling and the great outdoors. Matt is excited to be working with and learning from the diverse group of people at JoVE and eventually plans to pursue a law degree with an environmental focus.
Max graduated from Cornell University in 2009 with a bachelors degree in Biology and concentration in Biochemistry. Following graduation he biked across the country with the non-profit group Bike and Build before returning to Ithaca where he spent the past few years working in a Forest Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab at Cornell. During this time Max also became involved in working with a local beekeeper where he helped to manage ~80 hives, extract and package honey, a side passion that he will continue to pursue! He sees a real desire for what JoVE is creating in its video methods journal and is excited to bring his broad range of interests and energy to JoVE, and the greater Boston area as well!
Kim graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, specializing in ecology and conservation biology. A Boston native, she got her first taste of the tropics from a semester abroad studying ecology in Ecuador, where she visited the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest. After graduating, Kim worked in a biogeochemistry laboratory at Boston University, studying microbial dynamics in rhizosphere soils. Her love of the rainforest called her back to South America in late 2012, when she spent four months in the Peruvian Amazon as a volunteer avian field technician. Kim returned to Boston and joined the JoVE team in 2013.