Jonathan Jarry MSc - Science Communicator
Jonathan Jarry is a biological scientist who once worked for the U.S. Armed Forces, using the power of DNA technology to identify really old American soldiers. He has also helped to characterize a new form of muscular dystrophy and spent many years in a clinical laboratory, designing assays and managing rapid-turnover diagnostic tests which allow physicians to make informed decisions regarding cancer patient care. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, he has managed a centralized biobank of human tissue, has helped conduct research into low vision rehabilitation research and has published a paper on why the emerging field of circulating microRNAs in oncology was full of inconsistencies.
His passion for critical science communication has resulted in a nascent blogging and podcasting career, most notably with Dr. Christopher Labos on The Body of Evidence, a website that takes a skeptical eye at health claims.
In a perfect world, the public at large would be more scientifically literate; scientists would be more rigorous; and pseudoscience would be a thing of the past.
Thinking about science (meta-science) and thinking about thinking (meta-cognition) are the things he lives for. So… a lot of thinking, basically.
"University Affairs", Sylvain Comeau. October 12 2018: https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/academics-fight-back-against-junk-science-health-scams/