Dr. Oris Sanjur is a molecular biology and evolution scientist, with more than 20 years in science administration. She holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Rutgers University. Currently, she is the Acting Director at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.


The authors explore examples of the Smithsonian Institution's international engagements through the lens of science diplomacy, highlighting its institutional footprint in Panama.