Mazen Saleh, Let’s Talk Science Outreach Volunteer at Laurentian University

Mazen SalehAs a faculty member at Laurentian, Mazen uses his knowledge and experience to inspire high school students during lab tours on campus.

See more about Laurentian’s Outreach program.

Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 5 years

Current Position: Associate Professor and Chair

Inspirational Moment: One moment was about 6 months ago at the local grocery store in the south end of Sudbury. I was approached by a student in Grade 11 who wanted to know more about viruses. She was very interested in viruses and how they cause disease. I spent a few minutes talking with her about viral diseases and I could see the excitement in her eyes as I explained some aspects of viral infections. That was very inspiring indeed.

Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: Meeting with high school students during their visits to Laurentian and giving them a tour of my lab.

 Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? I love to share my passion for science with future generations.

Fun fact: Viruses do not infect each other, but they can infect plants, animals, and even bacteria.