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                                                Miriam Fein

Vice President                                        Shejla Pollozi       

Executive Editor                                    Jennifer Cable

IT Officer                                                 Xinjun Zhang

Membership Chair                                  Vacant

Social Media Manager                           Annalisa Arcella

Administrative Manager                          Vacant          


Advisory Team

Yue Liu

Founder/Past President (Aug. 2016 – Sept. 2017), NYC Science Communication

Associate Director, Merck


Eric Vieira

Founder, Uni Tech Advisor, LLC

Director of Special Research Programs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, City University of New York

Course Director (Manhattan), Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry Program, Stony Brook University


Ushma Neill

Vice President, Scientific Education & Training, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Editor at Large, Journal of Clinical Investigation


Yaihara Fortis Santiago

Manager of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Institutional Representatives

Albert Einstein College of Medicine                              Sara Nik       

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory                                      Anand Vasudevan    

Columbia University                                                      HaYeun Ji                 

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research &                                      

Hofstra-Northwell School of medicine                          Ashley Barlev         

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai                     Tristan Fehr               

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center                     Vacant          

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