H/WISE Forum Distinguished Panelist: Jaye Gardiner, Ph.D.

WISE Forum Distinguished Panelist: Jaye Gardiner, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Jaye Gardiner received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she studied how HIV effectively spreads between cells and how that infection changed the cells behaviors. Now, she researches pancreatic cancer’s tumor microenvironment, specifically focusing on how the non-tumor cells communicate to support the tumor at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. As a first generation American and graduate, Jaye is passionate about and involved in a variety of science communication (scicomm) efforts to increase access, exposure, and IDEA (inclusivity, diversity equity, and accessibility) in STEM; predominantly through art, organizing spaces/platforms for diverse scientists and science communication, and teaching (check out her comics group JKX Comics, #UniqueScientists on twitter/Instagram, the science communication workshop for graduate students ComSciCon, and the teaching program she teaches in TRIP Initiative). You could say that in lab and out, Jaye is all about communication. When not chasing her dreams, you can find Jaye chasing her two pet bunnies, working out, or playing video games. 

Dr. Jaye Gardiner is a proud first generation American and college graduate who is passionate about and involved in a variety of science communication (scicomm) efforts to increase access, exposure, and IDEA (inclusivity, diversity equity, and accessibility) in STEM. Though her training is scientific in nature (virology and cancer biology), she communicates her passions through art as a self-taught illustrator and comic artist. When not chasing her dreams, you can find Jaye chasing her two pet bunnies, working out, or playing video games. 

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