Roni Dengler

2017 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

University of Colorado Boulder, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Fellowship Sponsor: TBA
Fellowship Site: PBS NewsHour

I am a science writer and recently earned a PhD. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. In an unusual, two-part course of study, I showed how a DNA-decorating protein helps genes turn on in cancer cells suffering from too little oxygen, and in a completely unrelated second part, investigated what a muscle protein is doing in the brain. Beyond the lab bench, I acted as editor-in-chief for a graduate student-run blog Science Buffs and co-organized several science and science communication symposiums, including the upcoming ComSciCon Rocky Mountain West. I am honored to join the ranks of AAAS Mass Media Fellows and excited to contribute to the PBS NewsHour this summer!

Fellowship publications  at PBS NewsHour

6/17/2017          Tired of taking pills for diabetes? How about a shot of broccoli

6/23/2017          Why offshore wind turbines can't handle the toughest hurricanes

6/27/2017          This human protein may unfurl toxic tanlges in Alzheimer's disease

6/29/2017          Why neonicotinoid pesticides are slowly killing bees

7/06/2017          Trimming these invasive flowers could help curb malaria

7/11/2017          How to stay out of a nursing home and age independently

7/12/2017          These stairs recycle your energy so it's easier to climb

7/19/2017          Humans have made 8.3 billion tons of plastic. Where does it all go?

7/25/2017          The moon may be hiding a lot of water under its crusty exterior

7/31/2017          Almost half of all opioid misuse starts with a friend or family member's prescription

8/01/2017          Study confirms how lead got into Flint's water

8/03/2017          This ancient asteroid family reveals clues to the birth of the solar system

8/04/2017          Why Death Valley and the Pacific Northwest are so hot right now

8/15/2017          This chewing gum detects dental disease

8/17/2017          Giant plankton eat and transport plastic through the ocean