In this episode of The DNA Download, Halleta meets Jennifer McCreight, PhD, 23andMe Research Communications Scientist, who tells us why diversity is so important in research, especially in genetics research, and what 23andMe is doing to engage research participants with different backgrounds.
Key words:research, diversity, genetics, DNA
Jennifer McCreight, PhD, is a Research Communications Scientist, who joined 23andMe in 2017. She communicates our research studies to broader scientific audiences via social media and blog posts and oversees our conference attendance strategy. Previously she ran a science blog and gave 50+ lectures on genetics and evolution for the general public. Jennifer earned her PhD in Genome Sciences from the University of Washington, where she studied the evolution of microRNA in primates and was a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, and holds a BS in Biology from Purdue University.