Open Box Science

Making Science Open for the World

Our mission

Open Box Science (OBS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that empowers scientists by providing open science talks, facilitating diverse career development, and enhancing science communication.

Our Story

OBS was born during the 2020 COVID-19 lock-down, when scientists could no longer exchange ideas through traditional meetings. A few scientists gathered to share their recent findings through virtual seminars; but instead of restricting the attendance, they opened the seminars to audiences worldwide. In the process, they broke institutional and geographical boundaries that hindered open science. They also formed cross-disciplinary connections that broadened their perspectives on meaningful scientific careers. The OBS community grew each day; scientists from all backgrounds joined the movement to communicate their science. In just one year, over 100 scientific talks and career panels have been hosted by the OBS community.

Scientists love to share ideas and see how their research can benefit society. To empower their efforts, OBS provides a platform to supercharge science communication in an OPEN, RAPID, and INTERACTIVE manner.


Who We Are

Executive Team

Kuan(-lin) Huang

Co-founder & Chief Unboxer

Jerry (Chih-Chung) Lin

Co-founder & Chief host officer

Eugenio Contreras

co-founder & chief audience officer

Advisory Board

Angela Rasmussen

Gustavo Stolovitzky

Kristen Brennand

Lawrence Hunter

Susan M. Fitzpatrick

Ting Wang

What We Do

OBS builds grassroot communities that organize open research talks, career panels, and science communication symposiums. Check out the recordings for some of our previous events here and join us for future events!

Genomics Talks

Immunology Talks

Neuroscience Talks

Career & Sci Comm

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