Dr. Ellen Brandell is a wildlife disease ecologist. She recently earned her PhD from Penn State University, where she studied the infectious diseases of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park. Ellen is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin Madison where she researches the potential for chronic wasting disease management through hunting. Ellen is a conservationist and outdoor advocate.
Gabriel N. Rosenberg is Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and History at Duke University. He earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in History. His research investigates the historical and contemporary linkages among gender, sexuality, and the global food system. He is the editor of The Strong Paw of Reason newsletter. Follow him on Twitter at @bearistotle.
Jarrod Bailey is the Director of Science and Technology at the Center for Contemporary Sciences. He spent seven years investigating the possible genetic causes of premature birth in humans, using human tissues. His current research focuses on the human relevance of animal experiments in many areas of biomedical research and drug/product testing, and promoting the use of human-specific research methods in their place.
Heather Mattila is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Her research focuses on the mechanisms that create organization in social insect colonies concentrating primarily on the honey bee, one of the most important insects on the planet.
Lori Marino is executive director of the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy and founder and president of The Whale Sanctuary Project, which seeks to establish a model seaside sanctuary where whales and dolphins can be rehabilitated or can live permanently in an environment that maximizes well-being and autonomy. She is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence, formerly on the faculty of Emory University.
Rebecca Rose Stanton is an animal rights scholar and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in animal studies from Northumbria University, UK, where she is an associate fellow at the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics, and conveys the “Animals and Animation” group for the Society of Animation Studies. She is the author of The Disneyfication of Animals.