Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Mission

Bringing innovative storytellers and the global scientific community together in a spirit of experimentation and collaboration to revolutionize science filmmaking with the wonder, awe, and diversity of discovery.

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Our Mission

Bringing innovative storytellers and the global scientific community together in a spirit of experimentation and collaboration to revolutionize science filmmaking with the wonder, awe, and diversity of discovery.

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What We Do

We partner with scientists and filmmakers to develop, produce, and share powerful stories about science.

What We Do

We partner with scientists and filmmakers to develop, produce, and share powerful stories about science.

The Goal

We aim to reinvent science filmmaking to capture the essence, complexity, and process of science to spark wonder among public audiences.

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The Goal

We aim to reinvent science filmmaking to capture the essence, complexity, and process of science to spark wonder among public audiences.

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What We’re About

We collaborate with scientists at all stages of the storytelling process.
We experiment in style, structure, and content.

What We’re About

We collaborate with scientists at all stages of the storytelling process.
We experiment in style, structure, and content.

Sarah Goodwin

Executive Director

Sarah Goodwin is dedicated to bringing the worlds of science and storytelling together. After getting a PhD in Cell Biology from UCSF, she joined iBiology, a science communication startup. As Director, Sarah grew iBiology into a recognized leader in science communication and education with talks from hundreds of renowned scientists. Sarah is a producer and “science guru” for the documentary Human Nature and is eager to make sure science films for the general public capture the awe and wonder of discovery.

Elliot Kirschner

Executive Producer

Elliot Kirschner is a New York Times best-selling author and Emmy-award winning news and documentary producer with a passion for science storytelling. He is a producer and executive producer on the gene editing documentary Human Nature and was supervising producer on the science film The Most Unknown. Elliot started at CBS News, as a producer for 60 Minutes, Sunday Morning and the Evening News. His longtime collaboration with journalism icon Dan Rather has led to numerous news reports and short films about science.

Sarah Goodwin

Executive Director

Sarah Goodwin is dedicated to bringing the worlds of science and storytelling together. After getting a PhD in Cell Biology from UCSF, she joined iBiology, a science communication startup. As Director, Sarah grew iBiology into a recognized leader in science communication and education with talks from hundreds of renowned scientists. Sarah is a producer and “science guru” for the documentary Human Nature and is eager to make sure science films for the general public capture the awe and wonder of discovery.

Elliot Kirschner

Executive Producer

Elliot Kirschner is a New York Times best-selling author and Emmy-award winning news and documentary producer with a passion for science storytelling. He is a producer and executive producer on the gene editing documentary Human Nature and was supervising producer on the science film The Most Unknown. Elliot started at CBS News, as a producer for 60 Minutes, Sunday Morning and the Evening News. His longtime collaboration with journalism icon Dan Rather has led to numerous news reports and short films about science.

Our Collaborators

Our Collaborators

Nina Griffin

Producer and Editor

With a background in art and science, Nina Griffin strives to combine both interests to make science more accessible to the public. She received a BA in Interdisciplinary Science from The New School and studied film editing at The Edit Center in NYC. Nina is currently a film editor and producer based in San Francisco and is the Supervising Producer and Editor at Science Communication Lab.

Nina Griffin

Producer and Editor

With a background in art and science, Nina Griffin strives to combine both interests to make science more accessible to the public. She received a BA in Interdisciplinary Science from The New School and studied film editing at The Edit Center in NYC. Nina is currently a film editor and producer based in San Francisco and is the Supervising Producer and Editor at Science Communication Lab.

Derek Reich

Cinematographer

Derek Reich is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer who has traveled to datelines around the globe to capture striking images for visual storytelling. After getting his start covering the American West for CBS News, Derek expanded into documentary filmmaking with an emphasis on cinematically arresting narratives. A lover of nature and an inveterate explorer, he will happily regale you with stories of vistas, bears and his beloved dogs.

Derek Reich

Cinematographer

Derek Reich is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer who has traveled to datelines around the globe to capture striking images for visual storytelling. After getting his start covering the American West for CBS News, Derek expanded into documentary filmmaking with an emphasis on cinematically arresting narratives. A lover of nature and an inveterate explorer, he will happily regale you with stories of vistas, bears and his beloved dogs.

Adam Bolt

Filmmaker

Adam Bolt is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian who believes film can tell complex stories to wide audiences, particularly in science. His latest work, Human Nature, explores the discovery and ethics of CRISPR, a revolutionary gene editing technology. Adam edited and co-wrote the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job about the 2008 financial crisis and was a senior producer and editor on the climate change series Years of Living Dangerously. He lives in Brooklyn, New York where he runs The Edit Center.

Adam Bolt

Filmmaker

Adam Bolt is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian who believes film can tell complex stories to wide audiences, particularly in science. His latest work, Human Nature, explores the discovery and ethics of CRISPR, a revolutionary gene editing technology. Adam edited and co-wrote the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job about the 2008 financial crisis and was a senior producer and editor on the climate change series Years of Living Dangerously. He lives in Brooklyn, New York where he runs The Edit Center.

Ian Cheney

Filmmaker

Ian Cheney is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work explores the marvels, mysteries, and struggles of science. His recent critically-acclaimed film The Most Unknown was a a cross-disciplinary experiment in science storytelling. Living in coastal Maine, Ian regularly finds inspiration in the nature of his native New England. Other films include: King Corn, The Greening of Southie, The City Dark, The Search for General Tso, Bluespace, and The Smog of the Sea.

Ian Cheney

Filmmaker

Ian Cheney is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work explores the marvels, mysteries, and struggles of science. His recent critically-acclaimed film The Most Unknown was a a cross-disciplinary experiment in science storytelling. Living in coastal Maine, Ian regularly finds inspiration in the nature of his native New England. Other films include: King Corn, The Greening of Southie, The City Dark, The Search for General Tso, Bluespace, and The Smog of the Sea.

Meredith DeSalazar

Producer

Meredith DeSalazar’s interest in science began with a childhood rock collection and Space Camp. It has grown into an award-winning career in news and documentary film. Recently, she was a producer on the CRISPR documentary Human Nature. And over several years producing for the weekly television newsmagazine Dan Rather Reports, Meredith reported on many science topics including the first in-depth television news investigation of emerging research on concussions in sports and the NFL’s efforts to sweep the issue under the rug.

Meredith DeSalazar

Producer

Meredith DeSalazar’s interest in science began with a childhood rock collection and Space Camp. It has grown into an award-winning career in news and documentary film. Recently, she was a producer on the CRISPR documentary Human Nature. And over several years producing for the weekly television newsmagazine Dan Rather Reports, Meredith reported on many science topics including the first in-depth television news investigation of emerging research on concussions in sports and the NFL’s efforts to sweep the issue under the rug.

Mónica Feliú-Mójer

Producer

Mónica is the Associate Director of Diversity and Communication Training at iBiology. She taps into her professional and cultural backgrounds to empower individuals from underrepresented communities through science communication training, storytelling, community-building and education to make science more equitable and inclusive. Mónica grew up in rural Puerto Rico, earned her B.S. in Human Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology at Harvard University.

Mónica Feliú-Mójer

Producer

Mónica is the Associate Director of Diversity and Communication Training at iBiology. She taps into her professional and cultural backgrounds to empower individuals from underrepresented communities through science communication training, storytelling, community-building and education to make science more equitable and inclusive. Mónica grew up in rural Puerto Rico, earned her B.S. in Human Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology at Harvard University.

Ron Vale

Advisor

Ron Vale founded iBiology in 2006 and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Vale is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Vale is deeply committed to science education and outreach, including founding ASAPbio, a scientist-driven initiative to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences, and xBio, a free online educational resource that aims to teach biology through the exciting stories of discovery.

Ron Vale

Advisor

Ron Vale founded iBiology in 2006 and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Vale is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Vale is deeply committed to science education and outreach, including founding ASAPbio, a scientist-driven initiative to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences, and xBio, a free online educational resource that aims to teach biology through the exciting stories of discovery.

Dan Rather

Advisor

Over a storied journalistic career, Dan Rather has covered most of the important datelines of the last 60 years. He joined CBS News in 1962 and served many key correspondent roles before assuming the position of anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News—a post he held for 24 years. Rather continues to be an active reporter, author, interviewer, film producer, and speaker. He is particularly interested in finding engaging ways to bring important stories that matter to public awareness with a specific focus on science.

Dan Rather

Advisor

Over a storied journalistic career, Dan Rather has covered most of the important datelines of the last 60 years. He joined CBS News in 1962 and served many key correspondent roles before assuming the position of anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News—a post he held for 24 years. Rather continues to be an active reporter, author, interviewer, film producer, and speaker. He is particularly interested in finding engaging ways to bring important stories that matter to public awareness with a specific focus on science.

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