Collin Diedrich, PhD, is a research scientist. He holds a doctorate in molecular virology and microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as well as a certificate in disability legal studies from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Currently, Diedrich works as a postdoctoral associate researching how HIV changes immunological responses to tuberculosis. He was also a postdoctoral scientist at University of Cape Town in South Africa for about three years.
Diedrich has multiple learning disabilities and is an advocate and professional speaker for students who learn and think differently. He is an improvisation artist for kids at the Arcade Comedy Theater in Pittsburgh, runs marathons, and thinks Futurama is the perfect sitcom.