Darren Saunders is a biologist and associate professor of medical sciences at UNSW, investigating disease mechanisms in cancer and neurodegeneration. He undertook post-doctoral training at the Garvan Institute and University of British Columbia and has held fellowships from the US Dept. of Defense and Cancer Institute NSW. Darren is secretary of Science and Technology Australia and Senior Research Advisor to Elizabeth Broderick and Co. He is a regular commentator on television and radio and his written work covers everything from cancer, to science policy, masculinity and gender equity. When not in the lab, Darren loves being in the ocean or flying down a mountain.