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Joy Reidenberg

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Professor
New York, N.Y.
Joy S. Reidenberg, Ph.D. is a comparative anatomist, specializing in cetacean anatomy.  She is a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY.  She graduated Cornell University (B.A. 1983) and Mount Sinai’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (M.Phil. 1986, Ph.D. 1988).  She also held guest appointments at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Her research focuses on anatomical adaptations to environmental extremes, particularly in marine mammals.  She has been the featured scientist in many television documentaries (e.g., BBC, Discovery, NatGeoWild, PBS), press interviews (e.g., Nature, New York Times-Science Times, O the Oprah Magazine), and TED talks. She is an active member of whale stranding necropsy teams. She has written over 100 publications, guest-edited three special journal issues, created digital and video media projects, continues to present at multiple scientific and educational conferences annually, and regularly engages with the public through outreach teaching.