Shelby Lake

Shelby Lake
Bio

Shelby Lake is the Director of Content and Strategy for Science in the Classroom in the STEM Education Program at AAAS. He works to develop and expand SitC content, strengthen partnerships, and craft and execute a vision for SitC's future growth. He also oversees the development and facilitation of SitC's science education and communication training workshops, both at AAAS headquarters and at regional sites around the country. Shelby studied biology and English literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and went on to earn his MA in Language and Communication from Georgetown University. He began working in education at the Duke University Center for Science Education and continued this interest abroad in Japan as a member of the Saga Prefecture Board of Education before joining the SitC team in 2016. Through SitC, Shelby is interested in improving the communication of scientific information to student and public audiences by combating misinformation and increasing the representation of scientists from marginalized groups.

Annotated Big names or big ideas: Do peer-review panels select the best science proposals?The anatomical placode in reptile scale morphogenesis indicates shared ancestry among skin appendages in amniotes, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in blast-exposed military veterans and a blast neurotrauma mouse model, and Genome-scale CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screening in human cells