Amy C. Rowat holds degrees from Mount Allison University (B.Sc. Honors Physics; B.A. Asian Studies, French, and Math), the Technical University of Denmark (M.Sc. Chemistry), and the University of Southern Denmark (Ph.D. Physics). She completed postdoctoral training at Harvard University and Brigham-Women’s Hospital. Rowat is currently Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Graduate Education in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is also a member of the UCLA Bioengineering Department, the Center for Biological Physics, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Broad Stem Cell Research Center. Rowat is the author of over 50 scientific papers and inventor on 6 patents. She is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research innovation and teaching, including the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award. Rowat has pioneered the use of food to teach sophisticated concepts in science, and has both written and lectured on the topic of science and food to hundreds of UCLA students and public audiences. Rowat is also Founder of the Science and Food non-profit organization.