Outreach & Science Communication
Interviewed for articles on challenge trials in medical research. April 7, 2021
Cowrote WoRMS article “Ten remarkable new marine species from 2020”
Cowrote article for Taxonomists Appreciation Day to draw public attention and press coverage to taxonomic research. Created Youtube video. March 19, 2021.
Created Youtube video for WoRMS Ten remarkable new marine species from 2020
Skype A Scientist LIVE event
Virtual live Q&A and introduction to marine plankton and parasites with >200 attendees. March 10, 2021.
Interviewed and photos for Snopes article on parasitic isopods
Interviewed and supplied photographs for Snopes article on cymothoid isopods and fish tongue replacement. March 5, 2021.
Cowrote article for Smithsonian Ocean Portal website. March 2, 2021.
Smithsonian NMNH social media takeover
Social media takeover of NMNH channels for World Parasite Day. Wrote posts for Smithsonian NMNH Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
It's #ParasiteWeek2021 and three of our experts—Jimmy Bernot, Anna Phillips, and Kelly Speer (L-R)—will be taking over our social media platforms to teach you about everything from their natural history to why their conservation (yes conservation!) matters. pic.twitter.com/IjmW3dNnn1— Smithsonian's NMNH (@NMNH) March 1, 2021
Just the Zoo of Us Podcast Feature
Copepod biology and adaptions. Just the Zoo of Us episode 86 – an animal diversity podcast. February 24, 2021
Cal. Academy of Sciences Genomics Seminar
Invited speaker for Cal. Academy of Sciences Genomics Social Hour on Parasite and Host Genomics. Feb. 17, 2021. Talks available below on Youtube.
Exolore Podcast Feature
The World of Queer Worms. Podcast panel discussion on hermaphroditic life on Exolore Podcast episode 23, a podcast featuring scientists, historians, psychologists that discuss biological and sociological implications of sci-fi worlds. Feb. 11, 2021
Collaborated on pop-sci article with IFLScience on parasites and an experimental hookworm vaccine study. Feb. 2, 2021
Hookworm Vaccine & Challenge Trial Thread
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
imgs: https://t.co/hH5YsfS0ay https://t.co/kVurE6BbTS pic.twitter.com/l75h5XcNfl
Met with three 4th grade classes for a marine biology lesson and live Q&A. Hampstead Hill Academy, Baltimore, MD. February 18, 2021
LGBTQ+ STEMCast Podcast Feature
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
Did you know that there are more than 13,000 copepod species in the world?— World Association of Copepodologists (@copepodology) October 23, 2020
Stay tuned to know more about these charismatic animals!
A new phylogeny of the Pancrustacea. Parasite Hour Virtual Conference. American Society of Parasitologists. June 25, 2020
Met with 5th grade class for marine biology lesson and Q&A. The Leffell School, White Plains, NY. June 16, 2020.
Met with 4th grade class for marine biology lesson and Q&A. Hampstead Hill Academy, Baltimore, MD. Jun 5, 2020.
“World Parasite Day” Auditorium Presentation
Presented to 70 8th graders for Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter School. Prince George’s County, MD. March 6, 2020.
Visiting Lecture: Crustacean Diversity
Crustacean diversity and current topics in crustacean research. In: Animal Diversity. Meredith College, NC. January 31, 2020.
PhDetails Blog Post
Guest Lecture: Biology & Art in the Description of Species
In: Biology and Art. James Madison University, VA. September 9, 2019.
Congressional Science Night
Scientist representative for Congressional Science Night. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Invited by Department of Invertebrate Zoology to discuss science, research, and collections with members of Congress, their families, and their professional staff at a special event for science engagement with Congress. July 17, 2019.
Parasite Day Guest Speaker
Guest speaker on parasite biology, research, and career options at Temple High School in Arizona on Parasite Day. Video call, presentation, and Q&A for 2 12th grade science classes. March 4, 2019.
GWU Research Panel Member
Panel member for GWU undergraduate Q&A on graduate school and research experience. GWU November 27, 2018.
Guest Speaker: Computational Biology
Discussed research in the Computational Biology Institute in Introduction to Medicine, a college-level course for high school students. George Washington University. July 3, 2018.
Public Outreach at Smithsonian NMNH
Crustacean scientist, Ocean Hall Department of Invertebrate Zoology public outreach. Crustacean specimen displays and Q&A. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. April 5, 2018.
Figure for Science Magazine
Contributed figure to Science Magazine article Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal0824
Meet-a-Scientist “Ocean Expert” at Smithsonian NMNH
“Copepods: what reefs eat, and what is eating them.” Topic included: food webs, invertebrate diversity, specimen display, Q&A. World Ocean Day at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. June 8, 2016.
Smithsonian “ScienceHow?” Webcast
Expert for live Q&A on parasites in Smithsonian “ScienceHow?” Webcast. Broadcast designed to meet middle school science curriculum. Online attendance > 2,000 students. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. May 19, 2016.
BBC Documentary Interview
Interviewed for BBC documentary on CRISPR-CAS9 and research ethics. George Washington University. Washington, DC. April 19, 2016.
Photo Credit for Smithsonian Insider Article
Contributed photographs for Smithsonian Insider article: In face of mass extinctions Smithsonian’s Global Genome Initiative quietly saves world’s DNA. April 5, 2016.
Prepared specimens and worked with a photographer to design an exhibit on tapeworms in the Connecticut State Natural History Museum. https://www.flickr.com/photos/107963674@N07/albums/72157662181220376
Book Chapter Consulation
Consulted with Gene Helfman and George Burgess for the publication of the book Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide.
Parasite Curriculum K-5
Designed and presented a curriculum on parasites for 1st and 4th grade students. Franklin Elementary School Franklin, CT.
Parasite Curriculum Grades 3 & 4
Designed and presented a curriculum on parasites for 3rd and 4th grade students. Franklin Elementary School Franklin, CT.