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Using Social Media as a Scientist


Chris Gunter, PhD
Janina Jeff, PhD, MS
Jennifer E. Below, PhD

This webinar, hosted by the ASHG Career Development Committee, will present approaches to communicate human genetics, how to use social media to build your brand and establish yourself as an expert in the genetics and genomics community. The speakers will discuss using Twitter professionally, how to reach large audiences through Reddit, and using a podcast to discuss genetic ancestry.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how to leverage your knowledge of human genetics to build your brand outside of the lab.
  • Determine the best social network platform for communicating your message.
  • Enhance your social media presence, establish credibility and gain a following.
  • Identify the job you want by strategically networking on social media.