Dr. Gabriela Chavarria Named To Board Of Directors Of The American Institute of Biological Sciences

Gabriela Chavarria Vice President and Chief Curator of the Research and Collections Division at DMNS.Gabriela Chavarria Vice President and Chief Curator of the Research and Collections Division at DMNS.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) proudly announces that Dr. Gabriela Chavarria, Vice President of Research and Collections, has been named to the board of directors of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Her term begins this month. Chavarria was named Vice President of Research and Collections for DMNS less than a year ago and was welcomed to Denver with a huge reception attended by many dignitaries and well wishers. Read more about that and see photos HERE.

Growing up in Mexico City,  Dr. Chavarria fell in love with bees at an early age. She has devoted her career to the conservation of native pollinators, especially bumble bees, and conducted research in more than 30 countries throughout the world. She received her PhD in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University, where she studied under E. O. Wilson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning researcher, naturalist, and entomologist. Dr. Chavarria has more than 20 years of experience in managing teams of gifted professionals and innovative science programs, influencing policy, and developing new scientific collections and research

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, (left) next to Allegra “Happy” Haynes, Denver Parks and Recreation Executive Director, Gabriela Chavarria, new Vice President for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and George Sparks President and CEO Board Director for the museum (right)

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, (left) next to Allegra “Happy” Haynes, Denver Parks and Recreation Executive Director, Gabriela Chavarria,  Vice President for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and George Sparks President and CEO Board Director for the museum (right).  Photo by Latin Life Denver Media taken at welcoming reception Feb. 23, 2018.

As an enthusiastic reader of “BioScience,” the scientific journal published by AIBS, and a frequent participant in its workshops, Chavarria is excited to serve on the board and help further its mission of supporting the advancement of biological scientists and their research.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences provides peer-review services to research funders, advances science policy that promotes strategic investments in the biological sciences and the integrity and independence of the scientific community, conducts research on the peer-review process to develop best-practices for identifying the best research, communicates research findings via its “BioScience” journal and “BioScience Talks” podcast series, and offers education and professional development programs for scientists.

Berenice Rendon Talavera, the General Consul of Mexico in Denver (left) Gabriella Chavarria (center) along with her daughter (right) Photo by Latin Life Denver Media taken Feb. 13, 2018

Berenice Rendon Talavera, the General Consul of Mexico in Denver (left) Gabriella Chavarria (center) along with her daughter (right)
Photo by Latin Life Denver Media taken Feb. 13, 2018

“I am a huge fan of the American Institute of Biological Science’s work and am thrilled that Dr. Chavarria will serve on its board and help increase the capacity and reach of biological research that furthers human understanding of our world,” said George Sparks, the Museum’s President and CEO.

To learn more about the Museum’s Research and Collections Division, visit dmns.org/research. 

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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