Marnie Gelbart is the Director of Programs at pgEd and, since 2011, has been leading initiatives for increasing awareness and conversation about genetic technologies. In this role, she presents at workshops for teachers and community groups, contributes to pgEd’s online curricula, partners with communities of faith, advises writers and producers of television and film, and organizes Congressional briefings. As PI of a five-year Science Education Partnership Award funded by the National Institutes of Health, Marnie’s recent travels have taken her to Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. She is currently a member of the Public Education and Awareness Committee for the American Society of Human Genetics and has held advisory roles for the Genetics Society of America, the National Human Genome Research Institute, and the Smithsonian. Prior to joining pgEd, Marnie was a post-doctoral fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital investigating the role of chromosome organization in gene regulation.
Introducing the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd)
We want to introduce you to pgEd, an organization with lots of resources related to genetics and how to ensure safety and equity as these technologies develop further.