Samantha Yammine

Neuroscientist and Science Communicator

Samantha Yammine is a Neuroscientist and Science Communicator who earned her PhD from the University of Toronto researching how stem cells build and maintain the brain. In addition to her doctoral research, Samantha co-authored a crowd-funded study exploring the effects that #ScientistsWhoSelfie on Instagram can have on public perceptions of scientists.

Samantha is passionate about empowering people to explore science by making it more familiar, accessible, and inclusive. She does this in part by sharing interactive science commentary on Instagram as @science.sam, where she averages over a million views per month. Learn more about her innovative work at