Jimmy Bernot (he/him) is an evolutionary biologist and NSF Postdoc Research Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. His research interests include crustacean phylogenetics, copepod taxonomy and systematics, parasite evolution, and computational biology. He is working to resolve the crustacean tree of life and understand the processes that have resulted in the spectacular morphological diversity of modern crustaceans, with a particular focus on parasitic copepods.
He is also passionate about science communication, public engagement, education, and outreach. Jimmy regularly participates in outreach events in Washington DC, especially at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and surrounding K-12 schools. He is actively involved in science engagement on digital media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Skype A Scientist, and podcasts. Follow him @JimmyBernot to see his most recent updates and science engagement work. Use the contact form below or feel free to DM him on Twitter for speaking engagement or interview requests.
PhD Genomics & Bioinformatics, 2020
George Washington University
MS Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2015
University of Connecticut
BS Biological Sciences, 2012
University of Connecticut
Videos and photos demonstrating the science illustration process.
Virtual live Q&A and introduction to marine plankton and parasites with >200 attendees. March 10, 2021.
Invited speaker for Cal. Academy of Sciences Genomics Social Hour on Parasite and Host Genomics. Talks available below on Youtube.
Collaborated on pop-sci article with IFLScience on parasites and an experimental hookworm vaccine study. Feb. 2, 2021
Twitter thread on my experience volunteering to participate in an exerpimental hookworm vaccine challenge trial. Jan. 27, 2021
Heres the story of how I volunteered to be infected with 50 parasitic worms (hookworm) for a year as part of a research study. Check out this thread & follow me for more #parasite & marine biology content [t]#ScienceTwitter— Jimmy Bernot PhD 🦐🪱🏳️🌈 (@JimmyBernot) January 27, 2021
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Interviewed on LGBTQ+ STEMCast, a podcast featuring LGBTQ+ scientists. Jan. 4, 2021
Launched World Association of Copepodologists Twitter Account! We are now on Twitter @copepodology Oct. 23, 2020
#DidYouKnow there are more than 14,300 species of #copepods? Thats more copepods than #mammals (6k) or #birds (10k)! They are found in all habitats where water is found including oceans, lakes, caves, bromeliads, and even damp soil! @WRMarineSpecies— World Association of Copepodologists (@copepodology) April 12, 2021
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