Anastasia Bodnar is a PhD student studying genetics at Iowa State University. Her research includes using genetic engineering to improve the nutrition of maize. Anastasia is optimistic about the role science plays in society. She is very interested in bioethics, especially as it relates to agriculture and technology. She is the president of the ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society and co-founder of the Student Veterans of America Chapter at ISU. Her blog is Genetic Maize.
Mike Haubrich, FCD (Friend of Charles Darwin) is a bank employee with no specific credentials. He dropped out of college in a fit of foolishness and has been struggling to return to his formal education. He is interested in science and religion from an atheist standpoint, with special focus on evolution, stem cell research, genetics and marine biology. He is a member of the Minnesota Atheists and regular host of Atheists Talk on AM950 (Minnesota.) He also writes Tangled Up in Blue Guy and contributes to The Other 95%
Steve Matheson is a developmental cell biologist with particular expertise in neuroscience. He teaches at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Originally from Arizona, he earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Arizona, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is a Christian, and worships at a Christian Reformed Church with his wife and four kids. He is keenly interested in evolution, developmental biology and neuroscience and how key questions raised in these fields touch on the interests and concerns of evangelical Christians. And he is obsessed with decreasing the scandalous ignorance of these topics on the part of evangelical Christians. He likes cycling, rollerblading, U2 and Thai food, and blogs at Quintessence of Dust.
Thomas Robey is an MD/PhD student at the University of Washington. His Bioengineering PhD included human embryonic stem cell research. He plans to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine and is interested in the ethics and policy of science and health care. He is a Christian and regularly attends a Presbyterian church in Seattle. He also writes at Hope for Pandora and The Differential.