Morgan Thompson

 Morgan Thompson 


Science and Social Justice Project 

Project Manager  

Contact Information:
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138


Morgan Thompson is a geneticist whose research utilizes classical genetic approaches in a variety of organisms to understand the basic biology underlying inherited human metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases. She did her PhD work in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences department at Harvard University. Morgan is currently Project Manager for the Science and Social Justice Project, a partnership of Harvard Medical School and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College. Morgan is actively involved in a number of science outreach programs and organizations, including Science in the News, Sense About Science, the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science, the Emerson College Science Communication Collaborative, the Huntington’s Disease Outreach Project for Education at Stanford, Voice of Young Science USA, and Ask for Evidence USA.   


About Science in the News 

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Science in the News (SITN) is a grassroots model for volunteer-based informal science education programming driven entirely by graduate student volunteers. SITN primarily aims to serve an adult, voting-aged audience, but also participates in outreach to local schools, science fairs and community events, including the Cambridge Science Festival. While SITN started at Harvard University, the model has spread to other schools and the organization provides advising and support to anyone interested in starting programming in their community.

Science in the News was featured in the September 2011 issue of ASBMB Today.  

About Huntington’s Disease Outreach Project for Education at Stanford  

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Huntington’s Disease Outreach Project for Education at Stanford (HOPES) is a web resource designed and executed by undergraduate students for a public audience to distill background information and current research on Huntington’s disease in an accessible manner. An important hallmark of the program is that undergraduates from any major are invited to participate; bringing diverse expertise that aids communication of scientific content. HOPES is guided by a faculty advisor, active Huntington’s disease researchers, physicians, nurses, and patient advocacy groups. It is an exemplary model of outreach to a patient community.  

About Ask For Evidence USA  

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Ask For Evidence USA is a grassroots effort that, as the name suggests, calls upon all of us to ask for the evidence behind claims we encounter in media, advertising, and policy. The aim is to foster an expectation of accountability and understanding of the process of science, leading to a more rational and fair society. The campaign is driven through the efforts of scientists who are willing to speak out.