I've covered life sciences & tech for Smithsonian, PBS Nova Next, NatGeo News, The Scientist, Nature, PopSci, Backchannel & The Verge.
Microbiology PhD from Stanford, SciCom from UC Santa Cruz.
Discovering Novel Antibiotics | The Scientist Magazine
Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs: The Scientist Magazine
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.