21st Century Science & Technology Challenges
May 04, 2020
Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D., Sigma Xi Scientific Resear
21st Century Science & Technology Challenges

Jamie Vernon is executive director and CEO at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society and publisher of American Scientist magazine. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Sigma Xi's director of science communications and publications and editor-in-chief of American Scientist. He was also Sigma Xi's co-director of operations from 2014 to 2015. Earlier, Jamie spent more than a decade conducting cell and molecular biology discovery research as a student and research fellow developing genetic engineering tools, designing and analyzing HIV-neutralizing antibodies for vaccine production, and studying the effects of gene duplication on vertebrate evolution and development. An award-winning science educator, he started communicating science to non-academic audiences in 2004 as a public speaker and independent blogger. While pursuing a career in biotechnology, he regularly contributed articles to The Intersection, a Discover magazine blog about science and policy. He changed his career emphasis from research to science policy and communications by serving as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow and subsequently as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). His primary role at DOE was to improve the measurement and communication of the economic impacts of the Department’s $2.7 billion annual investment in clean and efficient energy technologies. In 2011, he helped launch the DOE's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. He was co-chair of digital media, from 2012 to 2013, for an interagency climate communications working group within the White House’s U.S. Global Change Research Program. In 2014, he co-founded Potential Energy DC, an energy business startup accelerator, based in Washington, DC. Jamie holds a B.S in Zoology from North Carolina State University, an M.S. in Biotechnology from East Carolina University, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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