Jeremy Frieling

2017 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center, Cancer Biology
Fellowship Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Fellowship Site: Raleigh News & Observer

I am a PhD student at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL studying cancer biology.  The lab that I work in is primarily interested in understanding how and why certain cancers are more likely to spread to the skeleton, and my personal project has focused on uncovering new mechanisms that the cancer cells use to communicate with other cells in the bone.  I am nearly finished preparing my dissertation and will defend in just a few weeks!  Throughout my training, the importance of science education and communication, especially with the general public, has become increasingly evident.  Currently, I volunteer with a science outreach group in Tampa that brings the community and local scientists together for relaxed evenings of scientific learning and discussion.  Some of our discussion topics have included marine science, medical research, climate change, and even volcanology!  As an AAAS Mass Media Fellow, I am very excited to write and learn with the Raleigh News & Observer this summer.

Fellowship publications at Raleigh News & Observer

6/19/2017          Lab-grown meat: Coming to a grocer near you?

6/21/2017          Keep ticks on your mind...and off of you.

6/28/2017          Duke study: Landfill seagull poop hurts water quality of nearby lakes

6/30/2017          "Smart" insulin patches developed at UNC, NCSU one step closer to market

7/07/2017          ‘Critter cams’ help NC residents – and scientists – learn what’s creeping around

7/07/2017          Move fast flower fans, this greenway trail’s sunflowers are here for a short time only

7/13/2017          Growing number of humpback whales found dead off the East Coast

7/15/2017          Bee populations decline in warmer areas: NCSU study

7/21/2017          How hot is it?

7/27/2017          Dems pump resources into North Carolina as state gets more red

8/02/2017          UNC scientists have been chasing sharks for 45 years

8/14/2017          Staying in the Triangle for the eclipse? Lower your expectations

8/18/2017          At peak of solar eclipse, NCSU students will launch weather balloon