Good communication with the public positively impacts career development, funding opportunities, government policy, and overall perception of science. Dr. Mangan’s professional goal is to increase public awareness of biomedical research by helping scientists and engineers communicate their objectives and results effectively to non-scientists, including the news media, policymakers, advocacy groups, university administrators, funding agencies, philanthropists, family and friends. Dr. Mangan received a PhD in medical microbiology and postdoctoral training in cellular immunology. After serving on the medical/dental school faculty of the University of Rochester Medical School for five years, he moved to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda MD where he coordinated funding for infectious disease research for over 16 years before retiring from civil service in 2011. He also served as an Associate Dean for Research at the University of Southern California for three years. Dr. Mangan currently teaches students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty the principles and techniques of grant-writing as well as communicating science to the public. He lives in the North Bay area of San Francisco with his wife and poodle-mix dog. He is leading a project with college and high school science teachers to set up a science café, and writes occasional articles about science for the local newspaper. His hobbies include golf, hiking, cinema and dog training.