Dr. Joy Reidenberg

Dr. Joy Reidenberg is a scientist, educator, artist, and photographer. She is a professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NY where she teaches medical students and does research in comparative anatomy. Her work focuses on adaptations to environmental extremes (e.g., marine mammals).  She hopes to mimic these adaptations to develop new medical treatments for human diseases that have similarities to these extreme environments, and protective or preventive technologies to prevent injuries in people spending time in these extreme environments. She is internationally known for her role in many TV documentaries (BBC, PBS, NatGeoWild, Discovery and Science Channels).