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The mission of the march is to show support for the scientific community; to safeguard the scientific process and research funding when seeking answers to the things that matter; to publicly celebrate science, which helps us make sense of ourselves and the world; to encourage curiosity and exploration, the heart of the scientific approach.


Cleveland’s March for Science features a diversity of speakers from all walks of science.



Cynthia Beall Ph.D is the Sarah Idyll Pyle Professor of Biological Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, board member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Member of the most prestigious scientific honorary society in America, the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Beall is world-renowned for her studies of the interactions between culture and biology, and the genetics of evolutionary adaptation to high altitude among human populations. Her work has elegantly demonstrated that human evolution took different routes to adapting diverse human populations to high altitude in diverse geographical areas, including the Tibetan plateau, the Andes and the highlands of Ethiopia.  Dr. Beall (pronounced bell) was one of the first professors to be chosen for the title of CWRU Distinguished University Professor. It is expected her talk will explore the unity of science and its crucial importance in developing sound policy in so many areas, as well as the role of science as an engine of economic vitality.

Deborah Schulman PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at Lake Erie Colege, Founder of BioResearch Editing. Deborah earned her PhD in Molecular Biology at Case and has done research at Cleveland State University, as well as MetroHealth Hospital.  At Lake Erie College, she teaches varied courses including Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Human Nutrition.  In addition, she directs the Honors Program. In all aspects of her career, She is a consistent advocate for effective science communication between scientists and the community, as this is the only way to generate appropriate policy. 


Riley Tedrow, PhD Candidate US NAVY OC1, Department of Biology, CWRU. Riley Tedrow earned his undergraduate degree in Biology and Evolutionary Biology at Case Western Reserve University, where he is currently pursuing his PhD in Biology. Riley has worked in the realm of entomology throughout his academic career, beginning with biodiversity studies of praying mantises and currently on the malaria transmitting mosquitoes of Madagascar. He is an Officer Candidate in the US Navy, where he will serve as a medical entomologist upon completion of his degree. He believes effective communication, an evidence-based decision framework,  and interdisciplinary collaboration are essential for scientific progress.US Na

Patricia Princehouse, PhD, is Director of the Program in Evolutionary Biology, and outreach director for the Institute for the Science of Origins. Patricia Princehouse is an evolutionary biologist and historian of science. She earned her masters from Yale and a PhD from Harvard, where she worked with Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin. She has conducted fieldwork on primate evolution in Africa and North America, and also has research interests in what artificial life and digital organisms can tell us about patterns and processes of evolution.

Jürgen Bosch PhD, Drug and vaccine development, InterRayBio LLC, CWRU and Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Munich and Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry before he underwent postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 2009 he was appointed as Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. Dr. Bosch is the co-founder and co-owner of InterRayBio LLC.  Since 2015 he transitioned to Case Western Reserve University.  Dr. Bosch's primary research interest is focused on the Plasmodium parasite, the causative agent of Malaria, leading to 200 million infections per year and more than 0.5 million deaths worldwide

Additional speakers include:

Leslie Cuellar Vite, Grad student and cancer researcher, CWRU

Aaron Godfrey M.S., Physicist, ZIN Technologies Aerospace

Edward Leigh, Founder and Director of The Center for Healthcare Communication

Hazel Marie Ph.D., Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Youngstown State University

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