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Using Social Media as a Scientist


Dr. Chris Gunter
Dr. Jennifer E. Below
Dr. Janina Jeff

This ASHG Career Development Committee hosted webinar 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.


  • Chris Gunter, PhD

    Senior Advisor to the Director
    Head, Engagement Methods Unit
    National Human Genome Research Institute

  • Jennifer E. Bellow, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Janina Jeff, PhD, MS

    Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

February 11, 2020
Tue 12:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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