I do genetics. I write. More broadly, I am a public intellectual without portfolio. I have opinions. Loads of opinions.
I have written for publications that include The New York Times, Slate, and The Guardian, on a broad range of topics. I previously consulted for Family Tree DNA and currently consult on human genomics for National Geographic, and PBS’ Finding Your Roots.
To track my current output, please consider following my RSS feed, or Twitter account. Most of my content eventually appears on one or both of these channels. Regarding my intellectual influences, my Goodreads account is a good starting place.
I hold degrees in biology and biochemistry from the University of Oregon, and am currently on leave from the University of California at Davis’ genetics Ph.D. program. My current list of publications is available on my Google Scholar profile.
Outside of the “life of the mind” I am a devotee of Szechuan cuisine, a connoisseur of hot sauce and inordinately proud of my preschoolers when they bring up double helixes.