Julie Feinstein

Scientists all over the world send precious cargo to Julie Feinstein: frozen samples of animal tissues. As the collection manager of the Frozen Tissue Collection, Julie makes sure each sample is carefully stored. This collection can hold up to one million samples. It currently represents the DNA of a wide range of species. Information collected from these tissues will help conservation scientists work to protect endangered animals.

Julie Feinstein
Hometown: Camden, NJ
Education: MS, MA in biology; working on PhD
Job: Collection Manager of the Museum's Frozen Tissue Collection
Favorite subject in school: Reading
Cool fact: The collection includes a sample of the Coelacanth, a fish that looks today as it did 400 million years ago.

Image credits: main image, courtesy of AMNH; Julie Feinstein: courtesy of AMNH.