I write for several blogs on topics related to science and academia. See below for my most recently published pieces.
Duke University’s response to COVID-19 has left many with unanswered questions. The lack of information betrays a disconnect between Duke administration and the realities of day-to-day life for Duke’s diverse graduate student body.
Physicists have long debated whether grad students are students or workers. A new study may finally put this debate to rest.
Like 95% of Americans, Ingram’s daily fiber intake does not meet the recommended minimum, causing trillions of bacteria in his gut to go hungry each day.
Training doctoral students in moral reasoning would both benefit trainees in their own career development and have broader impacts on academic climate and culture.
A slew of recent articles claimed that certain strong beers contain probiotic bacteria and improve gut health. As a homebrewing microbiologist, I took a dive into the literature on beer to assess these claims.
Whose diet is healthier: yours, or your hunter-gatherer ancestors’ a million years ago?