University of California Davis, Plant Biotechnology
Fellowship Sponsor: American Society of Plant Biologists
Fellowship Site: Washington Post
I will be graduating from UC Davis with a PhD in plant biotechnology in June of 2017. For my dissertation, I studied the fundamental mechanisms that control gene activity in plants. In my free time, I write and make videos about food and agricultural science issues, exciting new discoveries in biology, and my experiences teaching science to K-12 students. I’m excited to engage in more formal science communication as an intern at the Washington Post this summer. After my internship, I plan to study how to improve the production of pharmaceuticals in yeast at Colorado State University.
Fellowship publications at Washington Post
6/15/2017 In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt
6/22/2017 Our gut talks and sometimes argues with our brain. Now we know how.
6/24/2017 This quiet agricultureal moonshot could change the future of food
6/29/2017 Controversial pesticides may threaten queen bees. Alternatives could be worse.
7/03/2017 Rising temperatures could bump you from your flight. Thanks climate change.
7/10/2017 Brain-training games don’t really train brains, a new study suggests
7/10/2017 New drug restores memories in brain-damaged mice
7/13/2017 Climate change could make flying even more hellish
7/21/2017 Nutrition science isn't broken, it's just wicked hard
7/24/2017 10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run
7/24/2017 One surprising way money can buy happiness, according to scientists
7/27/2017 Stretch glue inspired by slugs could be the future of sutures
8/02/2017 Streetlights may interfere with a bug’s most important job
8/04/2017 The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is larger than ever. Here’s what to do about it.
8/04/2017 GMO salmon caught in U.S. regulatory net, but Canadians have eaten 5 tons
8/15/2017 Grain-free pet foods are no healthier, vets say. Focus on this nutrition issue instead
8/16/2017 This morbid microbe’s infection strategy is gross but genius
8/18/2017 From beer to bread and back again to solve ‘the world’s dumbest problem’
09/01/2017 Decoding the mysteries of a child’s developing brain