Travis Bernardo

Travis is a former postdoctoral researcher in the Cell Biology Department at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, where he studied the role of linker histone H1 in the regulation of chromatin structure in Drosophila melanogaster. He remains affiliated with the Einstein division of the national IRACDA program, where he is developing interventions to improve STEM student learning outcomes, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Iona College. Travis recently left his full-time academic position to pursue a career in medical writing. He has been a COMPASS associate member since March 2015 and is serving on the communication subcommittee. Email: travis.j.bernardo@gmail.com Comments and suggestions are always welcome! Email: travis.j.bernardo@gmail.com Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Add an Extra Dose of Science to Government Rulemaking

November 15, 2016
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Democracies tend to have common expectations embedded in their culture. The most fundamental of these is that we insist our…

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Reflections on Making the Leap

October 3, 2016

At ASCB, and especially at COMPASS, we frequently visit the topic of nonacademic careers. Many of us have discussed the…

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Reflections on Making the Leap

September 2, 2016
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At ASCB, and especially here on the COMPASS blog, we frequently visit the topic of non-academic careers. Many of us…

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Innovating STEM Learning in Higher Education

July 29, 2016
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Getting young students through the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pathway has been a long-standing national priority. Federal grants…

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Training to Teach: Preparing for the Other Half of Academia

July 1, 2016
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Academic faculty jobs are difficult to come by, and science graduates are increasingly taking positions outside of academia. Recognizing this…

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Communicating Science to the Public: Perspectives from the ASCB 2015 Annual Meeting

January 15, 2016
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Of the many themes running through this year’s annual ASCB conference, one that stood out was how vitally important it…

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A Climate Change Pause? The Science Behind the Debate

November 13, 2015
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Within the scientific community empirical acceptance of anthropogenic climate change is by far the prevailing view, with scientific dissent comprising…

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California’s Drought: Water at the Interface of Science and Policy-Making

August 21, 2015
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As scientists, we are all generally convinced of the importance of our own research, even if we don’t perceive its…

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