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Are you looking to stay up-to-date with all the latest breakthroughs in science? If so, look no further than Instagram where some of the best scientific minds are showcasing the fascinating discoveries taking place around us every day. Scientists from a variety of disciplines have taken to social media to bring knowledge and new perspectives into our homes. Here are some of the top science influencers on Instagram.

Science influencers to learn from on Instagram

Bill Nye

Starting off our list as one of the world’s favorite science guys, Bill Nye has now gone to Instagram to continue educating. Known for being the former host of the PBS children’s science show “Bill Nye: The Science Guy,” a New York Times best-selling author, mechanical engineer and the CEO of the Planetary Society, Bill is all about everything science. With more than 2.9M followers on Instagram and a new show on Peacock, Bill has a large social media presence. He also shares what being a scientist is like.

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D

Andrew is a neuroscientist and a tenured professor in the department of neurobiology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. He is popular for his numerous contributions to the understanding of brain development. In 2017, he received the Cogan Award for discoveries in vision and continues his work in the Huberman Laboratories. With more than 2.5M followers on Instagram, he continues to share advice on health and science.

Jessie Inchauspe

Jessie, also known as the Glucose Goddess, is not only one of the most popular female science influencers on Instagram but is also a biochemist, best-selling author and advocate for helping others understand their health. With more than 1.5M followers, Jessie uses her Instagram platform to teach others that eating clean can only positively affect your health. She explains science so that others can understand their skin, fatigue, moods and more.

Hank Green

Famous for his passion for biology and science, Hank is one of Instagram’s top science influencers. Hank uses his platform to break down and explain science to his followers in a fun and entertaining way. In addition to his Instagram, Hank has a video blog with his brother called Vlogbrothers, where he continues experiments and explains science to others. Hank loves sharing his knowledge of animals and human sciences with others.

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe is an international speaker, a researcher and a New York Times best-selling author. Dr. Joe is a doctor of chiropractic and studied the fields of neuroscience and neuroplasticity post-grad. The doctor uses his social media presence to share how people can make healthy and measurable life changes. He encourages more than 2.4M followers to manifest the life and health that they want and to prioritize their mindsets first.

Paul Stamets

Paul is a mycologist, author, inventor and teacher. As a mycologist, Paul studies fungi, yeast, mold and mushrooms. With more than 815K followers on his Instagram, Paul uses his platform to share his science knowledge and his passion for mushrooms. His Instagram feed is full of his studies and adventures as he travels the world discovering different types of fungi.

Mark Rober

Mark is one of the most entertaining and relatable science influencers on Instagram. He exudes fun energy as he shares videos on building toys that will teach children and others how to think like an engineer. Mark is a former NASA and Apple engineer that uses his smarts through his Instagram and Crunch Labs, his factory of creativity.

Emily Calandrelli 

Emily is an Emmy-nominated science television star, MIT engineer, host of her Netflix show and a children’s book author. Emily, also known as @thespacegirl, uses her Instagram to show the world that science is fun and is always evolving. Her Instagram shows her life as a science influencer and exciting posts about current science-related topics. She encourages more than 214K followers to stay curious and to keep exploring.

Neil Degrasse Tyson

As the fifth head of the Hayden Planetarium of New York City and a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, Neil is one of Instagram’s most popular male science influencers. With more than 1.8M followers, Neil uses his Instagram to share images of artistic and scientific interests. He encourages his followers to consider him an astrophysicist.

Simone Giertz

As the founder and creator of the Yetch Store and practical engineer, Simone is one of Instagram’s most well-known female science influencers. Her Instagram is full of her inventions, life experiences and representation of products from her Yetch store. The Yetch store is just an example of her talent for creating and finding a bigger purpose for things. Simone has more than 2.66M subscribers on YouTube

Esther Odekunle, Ph.D

As a biochemist, neurobiologist and antibody scientist, Esther is a successful science influencer on Instagram. She has spent her career studying the human body and has grown a passion for explaining how science works. This scientist uses her platform to show others that you don’t have to be a natural to be great working in the science field. With more than 22.2K followers, Esther fills her Instagram feed with real-life experiences as a female scientist.


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