Portfolio

Please see links below for selected articles.

Ecology and Evolution

Can microbes keep time for forensic investigators? – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

In the mouse gut, a bacteria-killing virus evolves to attack a new strain – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

A physicist’s take on the age-old ecological puzzle of how species form communities – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

Can animal culture drive evolution? – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

The Microbiome of Green Design – BioScience, 2016

Lizard gets to grips with city life by evolving stickier feetNew Scientist, 2016

 

Health

Scientists culture human placenta cells in hopes of understanding pregnancy complications – PNAS Front Matter, 2018

Illuminating the neurons that help fruit fly larvae escape danger – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

Mutation helps Zika virus evolve to more easily infect mosquitoes, spread infection – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

Athletes Go For Gold With Red Spots BlazingNPR.org, 2016

‘Nose-y’ Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight InfectionNPR.org, 2016

Turning Down The Background Noise Could Help Toddlers LearnNPR.org, 2016

What Puts The Waddle In The Walk Of Moms-To-Be?NPR.org, 2016

 

Environment

Painting with invasive pigments – PNAS Front Matter, 2018

Arctic photographers bring climate change into focus – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

Antibiotics alter the honeybee microbiome and increase bee death – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

Predicting Phenotypes in a Changing Climate – BioScience, 2017

Phytoremediation advances in the lab but lags in the field – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

Listening in on the deep sea – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

 

Food and Food Science

On Christmas Eve, Pass the Pierogi and the Memories NPR.org, 2017

Companies seek food safety using a microbiome approach – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

Vegetable breeders turn to chefs for flavor boost – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

‘What The Fluff?’ Celebrates A Century Of Peanut Butter’s Marshmallow FriendNPR.org, 2017

Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay?NPR.org, 2017

How My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop To Flourish NPR.org, 2017

Mozzarella MagicNPR.org, 2017

This Modern Meadery Is Making Honey Wine Hip – With HopsNPR.org, 2016

Meet Hing: The Secret-Weapon Spice Of Indian CuisineNPR.org, 2016

Water Ice, Philly’s Classic Summer Cooler, Gets Hot Across The CountryNPR.org, 2016

Slice, Dice, Chop Or Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?NPR.org, 2016

 

Science Careers

Biology Graduate Programs Educating Students for Life beyond Academia – BioScience, 2018

Musicians join scientists to explore data through sound – PNAS Front Matter, 2017

FOJBI: Meet Carolyn Beans, Roadside Scientist Turned Science JournalistNPR.org, 2016

Study System EnvyNaturejobs Blog, 2016

Confessions of a Herbarium-Savvy Field BiologistAmerican Scientist’s Macroscope Blog, 2015

Roadside ScienceNature, 2013

Why does the new LEGO scientist work all night? Naturejobs Blog, 2013

 

Book Reviews and Author Q&As

Behind the Scenes, Between the Lines, A review of Hope Jahren’s “Lab Girl” – American Scientist, 2016

How The Microbes Inside Us Went From Enemies To Purported Superhealers, A Q&A with author Ed Yong about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life” – NPR.org, 2016