I write about the fascinating, bizarre, and exciting science that comes fresh out of the lab every day.
As a freelance writer, I focus on stories relating to health and science—the weirder the better—with a special interest in the brain. I've written about extreme measures to stop the aging process, electrically shocking the brain to improve memory, what eating the hottest chili pepper on earth does to your body, finding treatments for incurable diseases using CRISPR and stem cells, and using neuroscience to predict the next NBA champions. My work has been featured in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Scientific American, Vice, Fast Company, Popular Science, Discover, Medium, Undark, The Lily, and more.
I also help universities and research organizations tell their stories of scientific discovery, the realities of lab life, and the personalities who make the magic happen. For several years, I worked at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco, translating and promoting life science research to the public.
Before transitioning to a career in writing, I was a research scientist and completed a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. There, I studied drug addiction and binge eating disorder using cognitive testing and functional neuroimaging.