Blog Authors

Regular Blog Contributors

Emily Cook

Emily is an environmental engineering PhD student studying the biological and chemical transformation of the groundwater contaminants sourced from fire-fighting foams. She loves pecan pie and telling people how bacteria rule the world (because they do).

Erika Anderson

Erika Anderson is a graduate student in molecular and cell biology. She studies chromosome structure in the tiny worm C. elegans.

Allison Terbush

Allison is a PhD student in Molecular and Cell Biology and exploring medical illustration and science writing. She works on entry mechanisms of human herpesviruses. Tweets @allinthelab.

Alli Quan

Alli Quan is a writer for Berkeley Science Review and a PhD student in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. She studies how Drosophila, as vectors of yeast, contribute to great winemaking.

Jo Downes Bairzin

Jo is a PhD student in molecular and cell biology, studying how signaling pathways coordinate to control tissue growth. She is also the former Art Director for the Berkeley Science Review, and she writes at You can follow her on Twitter at @josephine__q

Natalie Gibson

Natalie is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. She is a physical chemist who studies how nanoparticles interact with light.