About the DNA Files

Advisors

SoundVision consults a team of esteemed scientists and other experts as advisors throughout the development of our radio programs and Web content. Beyond assisting in setting series scope and overall issues to be addressed, they help us:

  • Maintain standards of balance, fairness and accuracy;
  • Avoid common mistakes such as oversimplification, false dichotomies, inappropriate analogies or just plain missing the point;
  • Translate specialized terms and concepts of the various disciplines into the common parlance of the public radio audience; and
  • Ensure that we effectively communicate the core ideas of the project.

2007 Advisors

  • John Avise University of California, Irvine
  • Joanne Berger-Sweeney Wellesley College
  • Susan Fitzpatrick James McDonnell Foundation
  • James Fredrickson Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Robert Goodman Rutgers University
  • Dieter Gruenert California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute; University of California, San Francisco; University of Vermont
  • Axel Meyer Universit├Ąt Konstanz, Germany
  • Harvey Mohrenweiser Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Mark Rothstein University of Louisville
  • Alfred Spormann Stanford University; Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • Caro-Beth Stewart University at Albany, State University of New York
  • C. Neal Stewart University of Tennessee
  • Wendy Winckler Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2001 Advisors

  • John Avise
  • John Belknap
  • Steve Benner
  • Christopher Boddy
  • Cathryn Campbell
  • Timothy Caulfield
  • Rex L. Chisholm
  • Ronald Cole-Turner
  • Gary Comstock
  • David W. Deamer
  • Hajo Eiken
  • Dieter Greunert
  • James Kasting
  • Jonathan Kimmelman
  • Andrew Knoll
  • Julie Korenberg
  • William Landridge
  • Stephen Latham
  • Karen Lebacqz
  • Peggy Lemaux
  • Leonard Lerman
  • Laurie Leshin
  • Robin Marantz Henig
  • Desmond Mascarenhas
  • Harvey Mohrenweiser
  • Lorraine Olendzenski
  • Pilar Ossorio
  • Robert Pappalardo
  • John Priscu
  • Susan Rose
  • Lynn Rothchild
  • Abigail Salyers
  • Tom Schmidt
  • Sylvia J. Spengler
  • Alfred M. Spormann
  • Richard Sprott
  • Kathie Thomas-Keprta
  • Edmund C. Tramont
  • Dorothy Wertz
  • Mary Wilson
  • Alan Zahler

1998 Advisors

  • Bruce Alberts
  • Garland Allen
  • Diane Beeson
  • Phil Bereano
  • Diana Bianchi
  • Paul Billings
  • Ann J. Boldt
  • Elbert W. Branscomb
  • Virginia Bueno
  • Cathryn Campbell
  • Raul Cano
  • Arthur Caplan
  • Timothy Caulfield
  • Luigi Luca Cavilli-Sforza
  • Ranajit Chakraborty
  • George C. Cunningham
  • Amos Deinard
  • Marily M. DeWall
  • Troy Duster
  • Charles Epstein
  • Glen A. Evans
  • Pat Flynn
  • Ted Friedmann
  • Henry Greely
  • Dieter Gruenert
  • Dean Hamer
  • Patrick M. Hayes
  • Elliott Hillback, Jr.
  • Ruth Hubbard
  • Edward J. Imwinkelried
  • Barbara Katz Rothman
  • David Kaye
  • Daniel J. Kevles
  • Philip Kitcher
  • Julie Korenberg
  • Mary Claire King
  • Nancy Krieger
  • Stephen Latham
  • Karen Lebacqz
  • Bea Leopold
  • Sue Levi-Pearl
  • Richard Lewontin
  • Michael Malinowski
  • Desmond Mascarenhas
  • Glenn McGee
  • Wendy McGoodwin
  • Harvey Mohrenweiser
  • Jeffrey C. Murray
  • Dorothy Nelkin
  • Pilar Ossorio
  • Ted Peters
  • Barbara Pettersen
  • Myrna Raeder
  • Philip R. Reilly
  • Mark Rothstein
  • Gerald M. Rubin
  • Robert Sapolsky
  • Marjorie M. Shultz
  • Lee Silver
  • Mark Skolnick
  • Alan Smith
  • Chris Somerville
  • Sylvia J. Spengler
  • Jeffrey E. Thoma
  • Walter Thompson
  • Ronald Cole-Turner
  • J. Craig Venter
  • Joan O. Weiss
  • Dorothy Wertz