Dr. Jennifer Gardy has the best jobs in the world. Most of the time she’s a Senior Scientist in Molecular Epidemiology at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, where her research uses of DNA sequencing to solve public health problems, like figuring out how outbreaks of infectious disease begin and spread.
When not tracking disease, Gardy works in science documentary television, subjecting herself to all sorts of indignities in the name of science communication. She’s floated in zero-gravity, been dunked in ice-cold water, and spun around in a human centrifuge as part of work for CBC Television’s long-running documentary series The Nature of Things, and appears regularly as a guest co-host of Discovery Channel Canada’s nightly science newsmagazine Daily Planet.
See Gardy speak at TEDxVancouver on Saturday, October 18. Tickets are limited.
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