What do we do?

Many PhD students in STEM fields are passionate about science communication and consider pursuing a career in science education, science writing, medical writing, or medical science liaison. NYCSciComm aims to guide students to navigate career options in science communication, build strong and supportive professional networks among peers, and bring accessible and digestible scientific concepts to the public.

Board of Directors

President/Founder                                  Yue Liu                          

President-elect                                       Jaclyn Kubala

Vice President of Public Relations         Xinjun Zhang                

Administrative Manager                         John McLaughlin          

Membership Chair                                  Zhaohui Yang                

Executive Editor                                     Tristan Fehr                   

Social Media Manager                            Anand Devasthanam   

Advisory Team

Eric Vieira

Founder, Uni Tech Advisors, LLC


Ushma Neill

Vice President, Scientific Education & Training, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Editor at Large, Journal of Clinical Investigation

Yaihara Fortis Santiago

Science Alliance Director at The New York Academy of Sciences

Institutional Representatives

Albert Einstein College of Medicine                              Renee Symonds       

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory                                      Anand Vasudevan    

Columbia University                                                      HaYeun Ji                 

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research &                                      

Hofstra-Northwell School of medicine                          Justine Calise          

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai                     Tristan Fehr               

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center                     Xinjun Zhang            

New York University                                                      Nikolaos Machairas 

The Rockefeller University                                            Kate Bredbenner      

Rutgers University                                                        Preshita Gadkari      

Stony Brook University                                                 Shruti Sharma           

The City University of New York                                   Yoko Bian                      

Weill Cornell Medicine/Cornell University                     Zhaohui Yang           



The New Media Lab in the Graduate Center, CUNY