I Spy Physiology

Stacy Brooks is the Director, Communications and Social Media for the American Physiological Society (APS). One of her favorite things about working at APS is learning about the interesting and important research that physiologists do and finding ways to communicate it to a wide variety of audiences who benefit from these research advances. She enjoys writing, science (and science writing), cooking, yoga and spending time with friends and family.

Mario Boone is the Media Relations Specialist for APS. Prior to joining APS, he spent more than a decade reporting on some of the most consequential stories as a local TV news journalist. Mario enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and trying new restaurants.


Claire Edwards is the Social Media and Web Content Specialist at APS. She has over 10 years’ experience in science policy.

Erica Roth is the Communications Manager for APS. As a former reference librarian, Erica has always loved research and enjoys learning more about physiology in everyday life.  Her hobbies include reading, watching movies and baking.

Natalya Zinkevich, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She teaches courses related to human anatomy and physiology, health and disease, and vertebrate zoology. Her research primarily focuses on the cardiovascular system. Natalya serves as I Spy Physiology’s volunteer blog editor.