Bioscience Careers

September 19, 2014

“I am a scientist and I play one on TV”

Thursday, February 19th, 2014
5pm-6pm in HSB T-747

Jennifer Gardy, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC

View Dr. Gardy’s talk here.

After completing a PhD in microbial genomics, Dr. Gardy followed the “traditional” path, ultimately getting a faculty position, though based at BC’s Centre for Disease Control, where her work combines genomics with infectious disease epidemiology. When not fulfilling her childhood dream of being Dustin Hoffman in Outbreak, she does science documentary television. Dr. Gardy regularly hosts documentaries for Canada’s public broadcaster and also guest-hosts a nightly science magazine on Discovery Channel Canada called Daily Planet. She spends about 75% of her time doing science, 24% talking about it on TV, and 1% talking about how to become a person who talks about science.