Guest Writers

Our awesome guest writers and contributors, sorted by last name. If you’re interested in writing for us, head on over to this page to find out more!

Jay Alfred

Jay is a Chartered Accountant who has an intense love for Science. He has been doing extensive research on Dark Matter and Plasma Physics, as well as Quantum Cognition for almost 2 decades; and has completed advanced training courses in Science Journalism and Communication. In his free time, he composes songs and plays the electric guitar. 

The Quantum Computer Lurking Inside Your Brain

Catarina Cunha

Catarina is a neuroscientist from Portugal, currently an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at NYU. She completed her Masters in Germany at Ruhr-University-Bochum, and her PhD training with Dr. George Augustine and Prof Joseph LeDoux at NYU. She has also worked on novel epigenetic drugs for OCD and anxiety, and technology-related inhibition of visual signaling in the mammalian brain. 

Epigenetic Therapies for Treatment of Mental Disorders
Creating a Truly Conscious AI – A Novel Approach
A New Hypothesis for the Increased Rates of Autism Worldwide

Liam Critchley

Liam is a Freelance Writer who specializes in chemistry and nanotechnology and has published over 450 articles to date. Liam is currently the Science Communications Officer for the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) and has worked with companies, media sites and associations worldwide. Aside from writing, Liam is a Member of the Advisory Board for the National Graphene Association (NGA) and Nanotechnology World Network (NWN), and a Member of the Trustee Board for the charity GlamSci.

An Introductory Guide to Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Denyse Chang

Denyse is a Ph.D. student whose research lies in the field of cellular protein homeostasis. Through attending various scientific seminars and conferences, she recognizes the important responsibility that scientists have in presenting their ideas and research in a manner easily grasped by the general public. This has triggered her interest in the art of crafting scientific communication pieces that are easy-to-read, yet scientifically sound.

Xeno Nucleic Acids – Research into Modified DNA

Julián Gurgo

Julián is pursuing a PhD in biophysics in France, studying chromatin organization in Drosophila. Before that, he studied physics at Fa.M.A.F. in Córdoba, Argentina. He’s passionate about science, and he also enjoys reading, rock climbing, music and hiking. You can easily recognize him in the lab: he’s the one that’s walking around drinking mate.

Drosophila – The Little Fruit Fly with a Big Role in Science

Tamsyn Hawken

Tamsyn is in the final stage of her PhD in Health Psychology, taking a biopsychosocial approach to explore young carers, stress and resilience. Alongside this, she writes a blog about her PhD experiences and with the aim of promoting a holistic approach to postgraduate study and beyond. She also runs workshops on cultivating holistic resilience in the UK for charities, academic institutions and companies.

The Stress Response – Friend or Foe?

Stephanie Ryan

Stephanie Ryan founded Ryan Education Consulting LLC in 2016 and has a strong background in chemistry, biology, curriculum development and assessment. She enjoys applying her background to develop educational products and recently wrote a children’s science book for kids. Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Mary’s College.

Chemistry For Babies – The Impact of Early Science Education

Brent Wells

Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. has introduced many unique chiropractic solutions in his home state of Alaska. This includes creating the Alaska Back Pain Protocol and being one of the first chiropractors in the area to combine both physical and occupational therapies at his practice Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab. As the author of over 700 articles, Dr. Wells is dedicated to helping people live a happy and pain-free life.

Sitting Too Much? The Science of Chairs, Back Pain & Health

Jovi Wong

Jovi is an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore, majoring in Life Sciences and minoring in Public Health. She has a deep interest in biomedical and molecular biology research. Working as a dental assistant and communicating with patients for a short period of time evoked her interest in scientific communication, where she hopes to be able to convey interesting scientific theory and facts to the public.

The Cooking Ape Hypothesis: How Humans Became Intelligent