DR. ELIZABETH BURNS. Lizzie Burns is an Oxford graduate, a biochemist, playwright, and visual artist. She has a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, where she held a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship. Her science-based play, "Autodestruct: The Ultimate Cure for Cancer," was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival.

Dr. Burns has also consulted for the film "Square," a movie about the human genome (directed by Frederic Planchon and produced by the London-based company Academy).

Dr. Burns has been commissioned to do a year-long series of oil paintings for the British Medical Research Council and is currently a member of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford University. Dr. Burns has been invited to India as part of the British Council's science programme and articles about her science-inspired artwork have been featured in national and international newspapers, including The Guardian in Great Britain.

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PROF. JONATHAN D. FARLEY. Jonathan David Farley received his D.Phil. in mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1995, after winning Oxford's highest mathematics awards, the Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize, in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991, with an A.B. in mathematics. He had the second-highest grade-point-average in his graduating class. He has also had visiting appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, and he has been a Science Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. Dr. Farley is one of only four Americans to win a 2001-2002 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to the United Kingdom. He is the 2004 recipient of the Harvard Foundation's Distinguished Scientist Award, given on behalf of the president of Harvard University for "outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of mathematics." Seed Magazine named him one of "15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005."

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DR. SARAH GREENWALD. Sarah Greenwald is the 2005 Mathematical Association of America Alder Award winner for distinguished teaching and extraordinary influence beyond her own classroom, awarded in part for her use of popular culture. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, helps maintain, a website about The Simpsons, and has spoken about the effects of scientific popular culture representations on students on National Public Radio's Science Friday.

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DR. WAYNE GRODY. Wayne Grody, M.D., Ph.D. has been a technical advisor and sometime writer for a number of feature films, TV movies, and television series, including Life Goes On, Chicago Hope, CSI, Medium, and both Nutty Professor movies. He is a professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory within the UCLA Medical Center.

DR. ANTHONY HARKIN. Tony Harkin is Director of the Center for Applied & Computational Mathematics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University after graduating from Boston University with a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He currently has over a dozen peer reviewed publications, has won several teaching and research awards and scholarships, and has presented his work at various national conferences.

DR. IRIS KULBATSKI. Iris Kulbatski has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto's prestigious Institute of Medical Science, where she earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. She is a neuroscientist focusing on regeneration of the spinal cord, and has expertise in a diversity of specialties including regenerative medicine, brain and spinal cord injury, stem cell biology, cell/tissue bioengineering, and cell transplantation. She currently has over a dozen peer reviewed publications, has held numerous awards and scholarships, and has presented her work at various national and international conferences. She is also a classical pianist, dancer, and writer.

MS. JANE RYAN. Jane Ryan was a film scholar and writer, specializing in Jungian psychology and the films of Stanley Kubrick. She lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

DR. DOMINIC VAN DER ZYPEN. Dominic van der Zypen is a former post-doctoral fellow at Oxford University. He resides in Switzerland and handles French- and German-language projects.

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