Freelance Articles

Feature: Solving Peto’s Paradox to better understand cancer, February 2019, PNAS Front Matter

Feature: Fragile DNA enables new adaptations to evolve quickly, February 2019, Quanta

Local News: Event celebrates innovation, collaboration in San Antonio’s bioscience ecosystem, February 2019, Rivard Report

News: Minding the gender gap in science prizes, January 2019, The Conversation

News: In science, some ideas are more contagious than others, January 2019, Scientific American

Feature: The open data explosion, January 2019, The Scientist

Careers: Yes, it is getting harder to publish in prestigious journals if you haven’t already, December 2018, Science Careers

Local news: Bioscience leaders hone strategy to put San Antonio on the research map, November 2018, Rivard Report

Feature: Theorists debate how “neutral” evolution really is, November 2018, Quanta

News: This useless organ determines which ants grow into soldiers or minor workers, October 2018, Smithsonian

Q&A: Gender bias dissected in eLife‘s peer review, September 2018, The Scientist

News: This improbable membrane can trap flies in a jar — and odors in a toilet, August 2018, Science Now

Profile: Could this sideburn-sporting scientist crack the autism gene puzzle? August 2018, OZY

News: Research dollars go farther at less-prestigious institutions: study, July 2018, The Scientist

Story in a picture: The quickening pace of global metabolism, June 2018, Knowable Magazine

Feature: Too small for muscles, tiny animals use springs, June 2018, Quanta Magazine [reprinted at]

Feature: E-cigarettes: A win or loss for public health? May 2018, Knowable Magazine

News: Geologic evidence confirms existence of 405,000-year Milankovitch cycle, May  2018, EARTH Magazine

News: Genetic adaptation to cold brought migraines with it, May 2018, The Scientist

News: Fungus repurposed a bacterial gene to sense gravity with crystals, April 2018, The Scientist

Feature: Cells talk and help one another via tiny tubes, April 2018, Quanta
[reprinted at].

Profile: Can this neuroscientist solve the autism puzzle? April 2018, OZY

Profile: Can social rank impact human health? She says yes, March 2018, OZY

Feature: Ticks creep into Canada, bringing Lyme disease (and confusion) with them, March 2018, Undark [reprinted at MotherJones and Canada’s National Observer]

News: Environment outweighs genetics in disease risk, March 2018, BioTechniques

News: How butterflies pattern the dorsal and ventral wing surfaces differently, February 2018, Entomology Today

Feature: How the butterfly got its spots (and why it matters), February 2018, PNAS Front Matter

News: Experimental drug relieves PTSD symptoms in a rat model of traumatic brain injury, February 2018, The Scientist

News: Canadian science community gathers momentum in improving gender equity, January 2018, The Scientist

News: Feel the brain burn, January 2018, Proto

News: Cicadas race to catch up with their evolving endosymbionts, January 2018, Entomology Today

News: Butterfly color patterns reveal clues about the genes that build insect wings, November 2017, Entomology Today

News: Strong bones may be vital for maintaining memory in old age, November 2017, New Scientist

News: Hormones control eyespot size in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, November 2017, Entomology Today

News: Spiders reset body clocks to avoid 5-hour jetlag every day, November 2017, New Scientist

Feature: A zombie gene protects elephants from cancer, November 2017, Quanta [reprinted at]

News: Leafhoppers use tiny light-absorbing balls to conceal their eggs, November 2017, Science News

News: How to make a four-eyed beetle, October 2017, Entomology Today

Feature: Insects conquered a watery realm with just two new genes, October 2017, Quanta
[reprinted at]

News: Faculty careers can progress in many directions, October 2017, Science Careers

News: Blind cave fish beat back diabetes symptoms that would kill people, September 2017, Scientific American

News: 3D scans of fossil fish reveal new family tree, September 2017, Science News

News: How gut microbes influence host physiology, September 2017, BioTechniques

News: How an immune cell unleashes autoimmune disease, September 2017, BioTechniques

News: How cells wield deadly weapons without killing themselves, September 2017, BioTechniques

Policy: The Unwelcome and unwell, Q&A with Elizabeth Ford, September 2017, Proto

News: Genetic test helps people avoid statins that may cause them pain, August 2017, New Scientist

News: CRISPR elucidates the genetic basis of social behavior in ants, August 2017, PNAS Front Matter

Careers: Should you consider another degree after your PhD?, July 2017, Science Careers

News: Saving the Heart, With the Help of Algae, July 2017, BioTechniques

News: Sniffing Out Early Stage Disease, June 2017, BioTechniques

News: Origins of RNA, May 2017, BioTechniques

Careers: From Bench Science to Academic Administration, May 2017, Chronicle Vitae

News: Sniffing Out Lung Cancer, May 2017, Proto

Policy: Why Aren’t Women Running Hospitals?, April 2017, Proto

News: Decoding the Secrets of Totipotent Cells, April 2017, BioTechniques

Careers: From Bench Science to Science Diplomacy, April 2017, Chronicle Vitae

Feature: Aspirin May Prevent Cancer from Spreading, April 2017, Scientific American

Feature: The Epigenetics of Marijuana Use, April 2017, BioTechniques

News: Growing Replacement Organs in Animals, March 2017, BioTechniques

News: Caught by the Tail, March 2017, Proto

Careers: From Bench Science to Museum Business Planner, February 2017, Chronicle Vitae

News: Bizarre Deep-Sea Squid Has Mismatched Eyes, February 2017, National Geographic News

Careers: An Interview with Melanie Sinche, January 2017, Chronicle Vitae

Interview: Helen Ouyang Studies the Ethics of Compassionate Use, December 2016, The Open Notebook

Careers: From Bench Science to Tech Transfer, December 2016, Chronicle Vitae

News: Climbing the Social Ladder Can Strengthen your Immune System, November 2016, Science Now

News: Busting the Myth that “There are no qualified minority candidates”, November 2016, Scientific American

News: What’s Behind the Aspirin Cure? November 2016, Proto

News: For Diabetes, a Better Crystal Ball, November 2016, Proto

Careers: From Bench Science to Policy Advising, November 2016, Chronicle Vitae

News: Demystifying the Evolutionary Success of Ray-Finned Fishes,September 2016, Inside Science

Careers: From Bench Science to Corporate Science, August 2016, Chronicle Vitae

News: Autoimmune diseases might be the side effect of a strong immune system, July 2016, New Scientist

News: Recycling leftover genes, beetles make new horns and eyes, July 2016, Entomology Today

Careers: How to Combat Implicit Bias, July 2016, NatureJobs Blog

Careers: Counting All the Ways Connections Matter, July 2016, NatureJobs Blog

News: How Bees Sense a Flower’s Electric Field, May 2016, Science Now

Careers: From Bench Science to Development Specialist, May 2016, Chronicle Vitae

Book Review: The Bee Whisperer, May 2016, Science

Careers: Making the Most of School, May 2016, The Scientist

Careers: Post-grad Job Prospects, April 2016, The Scientist

News: For Baboons, a Tough Childhood Can Lead to a Shorter Life, April 2016,

Careers: The Complex Role of Gender in Faculty Hiring, April 2016, Science Careers

News: How Cancer Gets from A to B, April 2016, Proto

Careers: Biomedical Research Workforce Summit Makes Strides in Implementing Change for Postdocs, April 2016, Nature Biotechnology

News: Cancerous Co-Conspirators, April 2016, Scientific American

Careers: Postdocs to Learn Online, March 2016, Nature

Careers: From Bench Science to Analyzing Science Careers, March 2016, Chronicle Vitae

News: The Sweet Spot: A New Study Shows Optimal Group Size for Baboons, January 2016, JSTOR Daily

News: Outsmarting the Common Cold, January 2016, Proto

Careers: From Bench Science to Policy Analyst, January 2016, Chronicle Vitae

News: Cancer Cells Can’t Proliferate and Invade at the Same Time, January 2016, Scientific American

Careers: The Faculty Series: Applying for Grants, January 2016, NatureJobs Blog

Careers: The Faculty Series: Recruiting, December 2015, NatureJobs Blog

Careers: The Faculty Series: Becoming Independent, December 2015, NatureJobs Blog

Careers: Fellowships are the Future, December 2015, Nature

News: Even Giant Mammoths Weren’t Safe from Prehistoric Predators, October 2015, Science Now

News: Diagnostic Developers Target Antibiotic Resistance, October 2015, Nature 

Careers: From Bench Scientist to Public Information Officer, October 2015, Chronicle Vitae

News: Arizona’s Wingless Queens Could Shed Light on Predictability of Evolution, September 2015, Science Now

News: Baby’s Cells can Manipulate Mom’s Body for Decades, September 2015, Smithsonian

Feature: How Fake Data Could Protect Real People’s Privacy, July 2015, The Atlantic

News: Human Sex Chromosomes are Sloppy DNA Swappers, July 2015, Smithsonian

How-to: Twitter as a Reporting Tool, May 2015, The Open Notebook

Opinion: Public Data, Private Concerns, May 2015, The Scientist

News: Have a Sweet Tooth? New Blood Test Could Tell, May 2015, Science

Feature: Is Darwinius Really “The Missing Link” to Humans? April 2015, JSTOR Daily

News: Two Insulin Receptors Control Planthopper Wing Shape, March 2015, Entomology Today

Careers: Information: Wanted, March 2015, Nature

News: A Little Bias in Peer Review Scores Can Translate into Big Money, Simulation Finds, February 2015, Science Insider

Opinion: Overspending on Overhead, February 2015, The Scientist

News: Deep-sea Shrimp’s Eyes Have 12 Retinas, January 2015, Science Now

News: Ancient Fossil May Rewrite Fish Family Tree, January 2015, Science Now

Opinion: Out with the Old, January 2015, The Scientist

Book Review: Doug Emlen’s Animal Weapons, December 2014, Science

News: Spiders Battle Video Animations, December 2014, Science Now

News: Menthol Increases Nicotine Addiction by Tweaking Brain, December 2014, New Scientist

News: Creationism Conference at Large US Research University Stirs Unease, October 2014, Science Insider

Opinion: Separate Training from Research Budgets, October 2014, The Scientist

News: Dramatic Beetle Weapons Aren’t Just for Show, September 2014, Science Now

Letter to the Editor: Ailing Academia Needs Culture Change, August 2014, Science

Careers: Mission Possible: Putting Trainees at the Center of Academia’s Mission, June 2014, Nature Biotechnology

News: Why Spiders Don’t Grow to Horrific Size, May 2014, Science Now

Opinion: Hone Your Craft, Sell Your Skills, May 2014, The Scientist


Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Magazine

DNA Computing: ASU Scientist Optimizes the Future

The Promise of Personalized Medicine

Perception–Using Bias to Fuel Discovery

The Science of Teamwork

Duke University Research Blog

Changing American Science and Engineering Education

Exploring the Last Frontier of Our Genome

Flying High on Stolen Wings

Mapping Movement

Baby Sea Urchins Aren’t All the Same

Cooperating E. coli Eat Better