Prof. Maurine neiman (phd)
Professor Maurine Neiman is an evolutionary biologist and Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, USA. Her main appointment is in the Department of Biology. Dr. Neiman also is the first-ever "hard" scientist to have a joint appointment in the Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, reflecting her focus on the potential and power of transdisciplinary research.
Dr. Neiman's research program targets fundamental questions in biology centered on the evolutionary impact of genetic variation and extending to a diverse set of other fields, from invasion biology and host-pathogen interactions to cancer biology. She is especially interested in bringing together diverse concepts, tools, and people to address important biological problems. Dr. Neiman is also very active in science education and community engagement. She leads the organization of an annual celebration of science and scientists in Iowa City that draws hundreds of participants and attendees as well as helps to direct a nationally recognized community science education program.
Dr. Neiman has received continuous grant support from the National Science Foundation and has published dozens of papers in a diverse set of highly regarded journals. She is very committed to efforts aimed at increasing equitability in access to science, and she has led the development of an innovative program to identify promising preprints in online repositories as part of her role as an Editor at the Royal Society of London's Proceedings B.
Dr. Neiman is now contributing her expertise in evolutionary biology and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration to the Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative, with the goal of increasing access to safe and effective vaccines and generating important new insights into the biology and evolution of infectious diseases.