Dr. Betty Zou emerged from her Ph.D at the University of Toronto as an expert in molecular and microbiology with a Vanier Canada scholarship to her name and exemplary communications skills. She decided to put those communications skills to good use by helping to open the world of science to the general public. Over the past half decade, Betty has helped connect local communities to new and interesting scientific discoveries through her blog, Eat, Read, Science, as well as in her professional work as part of research communications at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and more recently, the Canadian Cancer Society.
We’re grateful to have Betty take the time to chat with us about the importance of effective public-facing scientific communications and some essential tips on how we can all achieve that.
At a Glance
Manager of Research Communications @ Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto, ON
Ph.D in Molecular Genetics @ University of Toronto
B.Sc in Genetics @ Western