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).


Nicole Haloupek

Nicole Haloupek is a freelance science writer and a PhD student in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. She is also the Editor in Chief of the BSR Blog. Follow her on Twitter: @haloupek.


David Litt

David is a graduate student in chemistry in the Alivisatos Group. He studies DNA mediated self-assembly of nanoparticles, because it’s interesting, but also because it sounds awesome. He enjoys hiking, archery, and origami (both with paper and with DNA).


Daniel Freeman

Daniel is a graduate student in Physics at U.C. Berkeley. He studies Quantum Information in Birgitta Whaley's group. He has yet to explain what that actually means in less than twenty minutes.