Clips

Check out my Content.ly Portfolio or a list of my clips below:

Features

News

Other Publications

Scientific Publications


Features


Science News for Students

World’s deepest zoo harbors clues to extraterrestrial life” – 15 June 2017


PBS NOVA Next

The Secret Lives of Ants” – 15 March 2017


The Open Notebook

Feeling Like a Fraud: The Impostor Phenomenon in Science Writing” – 15 November 2016


Ars Technica

This tiny brain parasite seems to make rodents braver—and it likes humans, too” – 24 October 2016


The Scientist Magazine

What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs” – 1 September 2016


Smithsonian

Inner Earth Is Teeming With Exotic Forms of Life” – 29 February 2016


Science Careers

Getting Credit for Peer Review” – 8 February 2016


TakePart

If Monsoons Were Not Extreme Enough Weather for You, You’re In for a Treat” – 17 July 2015


Backchannel

The 3D Future of Sound” – 22 April 2015


The Verge

Harvesting the clouds: how to make water out of fog” – 8 December 2014

Banning Lead Ammunition Could Give Condors a Chance” – 14 October 2013


Stanford Magazine

Curious about everything: Bacteriologist Stanley Falkow never met a microbe he didn’t like.” – September/October 2011


San Jose Mercury News

Hurting? Being in love can help take away your pain” – 13 February 2011


Science Notes

Lizard Family Ties” – Summer 2011


Science Illustrated magazine

How are we Wired?” – March/April 2010

Energy Locked in Ice” – November/December 2009


News Stories


The Scientist Magazine

Discovering Novel Antibiotics” – 1 February 2017


PNAS Front Matter

Inner Workings: Bacteria work together to survive Earth’s depths” – 31 January 2017

Inner Workings: Tiny organisms could reveal how animals evolved” – 16 November 2016

Inner Workings: Coral reefs at a tipping point” – 10 May 2016

Journal Club: How to find the rare, disease-resistant individuals who could help forge new therapies” – 11 April 2016


BioTechniques

A New Window to the Underwater World” – 9 November 2016

A New Star in the Fight Against Multidrug-resistant Bacteria” – 14 October 2016

RNA Sequencing Rapidly Maps the Brain” – 19 September 2016

Tracking Protein Dynamics in Single Living Neurons” – 6 July 2016

Differentiated Cells Regain the Ability to Grow Like Stem Cells” – 4 April 2016

How Animals Became Multicellular” – 16 March 2016

Using Lasers to Weld Neurons Together” – 8 March 2016

Building Computers Within Cells” – 24 February 2016

Watching Fertilized Embryos Develop in Real Time” – 2 February 2016

A Drug to Stay Young Longer” – 18 January 2016

Eliminating CRISPR-Cas9’s Off-target Effects” – 13 January 2016

It’s All in the Tip: A New Way to Study Membrane Receptors” – 2 December 2016


Motherboard

Insect-Inspired Vision Helps These Tiny Robots Fly” – 17 June 2014


National Geographic News

When It Comes to Echolocation, Some Bats Just Wing It” – 4 December 2014

Wasp Bores Into Fruit With Metallic “Drill Bit”” – 28 May 2014

World’s First Female “Penis” Found, in Cave-Dwelling Bugs” – 17 April 2014

Washington Mudslide’s Speed Led to High Death Toll” – 27 March 2014

Extinct Porpoise Found to Be First Mammal With Major Underbite” – 13 March 2014

Crazy Ants Smear Acid Over Themselves to Survive Fire Ants” – 13 February 2014

Bumblebees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest, Scientists Find” – 4 February 2014

Good News for Bats? Species Bouncing Back in Europe” – 29 January 2014

Dinosaur Fossil With Fleshy Rooster’s Comb Is First of Its Kind” – 12 December 2013

Turkey’s New Undersea Tunnel Is Built to Resist Earthquakes” – 4 November 2013

Left or Right Tail Wags Elicit Different Emotional Responses From Dogs” – 31 October 2013

African Elephants Understand Human Gestures” – 10 October 2013

New Species of Spiny Rat Found on Indonesian Island” – 24 September 2013


Wired Science

Tiny Silicon Chip Uses Quantum Physics to Slow Light Down” – 14 January 2011


Nature

Underwater robot can follow marine organisms over record distances” – 1 November 2010


San Jose Mercury News

Virtual dissection table gets classroom test run” – 21 June 2011

Women brave the needles in hopes of having children” – 15 June 2011

Schools warn kids need shot by the fall” – 30 May 2011

Bionic legs help paralyzed patient walk at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center” – 25 May 2011

Bedbug reports increase in Santa Clara County” – 12 May 2011

Virus kills crow, raising concerns about West Nile” – 30 April 2011

Girls will make up 45 percent of teams in 2011 Tech Challenge” – 29 April 2011

Schools brace for Whooping Cough” – 25 April 2011

County struggles to bring down high TB rate” – 24 April 2011

Students will get to see best of Washington D.C. after all” – 9 April 2011

Bless you, gesundheit, salud:It’s allergy season!” – 6 April 2011

Water is abundant, so drought is over” – 30 March 2011


The Loh Down on Science

Wrote a script that was played on “Loh Down on Science” radio show – Summer 2011


Santa Cruz Sentinel

(The article has also appeared in several other newspapers in the U.S. and Canada after being picked up by the McClatchy-Tribune wire)

Study Shows People in Love Feel Less Pain” – 6 January 2011


Mongabay.com

It’s not just size that matters: how population affects climate change” – 11 November 2010


The Salinas Californian newspaper

A number of general assignment clips, no longer available online. Email me if you’d like to take a look at PDF versions, I can’t upload them for copyright reasons.

Popular Science magazine

Overachievers We Love” – August 2010

Out of Our Element” – June 2010

FYI: Could an Asteroid Impact Knock the Moon into the Earth?” – May 2010

Headlines: The All-Seeing Border” – April 2010

Megapixels: Light Touch” – April 2010

Headlines: Fire Escape” – March 2010

Headlines: Sweet Sensor” – March 2010

How it Works: Paper, Revised” – March 2010

Megapixels: Coincidence or Consequence?” – March 2010

Megapixels: Tunnel Vision” – February 2010

Your Guide to the Year in Science 2010: Births and Deaths” – January 2010

Your Guide to the Year in Science 2010: Life After Death?” – January 2010

FYI: Can microwave technology be used to make food cold?” – January 2010

Megapixels: Mind the Gap” – January 2010

FYI: Why don’t loud snorers wake themselves up?” – December 2009


SPECTRUM

Autism symptoms emerge in infancy, sibling study finds” – 6 April 2010


Science Illustrated magazine

The Strength to Live” – July/August 2010

The Superstarvers” – July/August 2010

DNA Daredevils” – March/April 2010

Robots on the Job” – January/February 2010

A Liquid Beginning” – January/February 2010


PopSci.com

Interview: NASA Scientist’s Plan to Extract Moon Water Affordably Using Microwaves” – 29 October 2009

NASA’s Messenger Flyby Captures Never-Before-Seen Images of Mercury” – 02 October 2009

Drinking Alcohol May Make Head Injuries Less Harmful” – 22 September 2009

Newest Lightbulb Tech Combines Advantages of Incandescent, Fluorescent, and LED” – 18 September 2009

Fungus-Infected Violin Beats Stradivarius in Listening Test” – 17 September 2009

A Squirt of Stem Cell Gel Heals Brain Injuries” – 4 September 2009

Ant-Sized Microbots Travel in Swarms” – 31 August 2009


Other Publications


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Profile of Matthew O. Jackson” – 25 July 2016

Profile of Paul Shulze-Lefert” – 14 January 2014

Profile of Peter Novick” – 7 January 2014

Profile of Bruce A. Beutler” – 15 July 2013

QnAs with Detlef Weigel” – 9 July 2013

Inner Workings: Filming chimpanzee gestures” – 11 February 2013

PNAS Classic Profile: Barbara McClintock and the discovery of jumping genes” – 11 December 2012

QnAs with Charles F. Stevens” – 11 September 2012

QnAs with Shu Chien” – 19 June 2012

Profile of Lee D. Ross” – 8 May 2012

QnAs with Richard T. Durrett” – 21 February 2012

PNAS Classic Profile: Paul Greengard: Signals underlying moods, addictions, and brain disorders” – 22 November 2011

Wrote weekly article summaries for the journal’s “In This Issue” section and tipsheet, and created and edited PNAS Science Sessions podcasts


American Association of Ophthalmology

Peer Profile: Carol Shields” – 15 October 2016

Peer Profile: Felipe Medeiros” – 29 July 2016


Stanford News Service

Do snails need their slime trails to move ahead? It’s a sticky question, Stanford researchers say” – 6 April 2011

New Stanford Nano Center provides state-of-the-art equipment for research at the smallest of scales” – 23 March 2011

Stanford researchers find that modern humans originated in southern Africa” – 7 March 2011

Stanford professor wins million-dollar Dan David Prize” – 3 March 2011

Stanford researchers develop new technology for cheaper, more efficient solar cells” – 20 February 2011

Stanford researchers study how disordered proteins spread from cell to cell, potentially spreading neurodegenerative disease” – 18 February 2011

Stanford researchers develop wireless technology for faster, more efficient communication networks” – 14 February 2011

The brain knows what the nose smells, but how? Stanford researchers trace the answer” – 2 February 2011


Discovery, a newsletter of the Institute of Human Virology

IHV Researchers Hunt for an Infectious Cause of Some Human lung Cancers” – Winter/Spring 2010

New Peptides Could lead to Better Anti-Cancer Therapies” – Winter/Spring 2010

A Lassa Fever Vaccine is Safe Even in Immunocompromised Animals” – Fall 2009

Conspiracy Beliefs Can Affect Treatment of People with HIV” – Fall 2009

A Compelling New Mechanism for HIV Cellular Entry” – Summer 2009


Stanford Magazine

Should you put your computer to sleep?” – May/June 2009


‘Ask a Geneticist’ column, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

If people get some genes from their mom and some genes from their dad, do you have some of your own genes?” – 2 September 2009

I’ve read that humans gained about 200cc of brain capacity some 100,000 years ago. Is this true? Also, how did human brains get to be so big?” – 11 December 2008

Can stem cells help one with liver cancer?” – 25 September 2008

What is a mutated gene?” – 14 August 2008


Stanford Scientific magazine

Identification of Virulence Factors for Toxoplasmosis” – Spring 2007


The Cornell Daily Sun newspaper

Riders Finish Second at Skidmore” – November 24, 2002

Crews Satisfied With Fall Season Results” – November 18, 2002


Scientific Publications