Clips

My work has appeared in publications including Scientific American, Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, Chemical & Engineering News and the Chicago Tribune. Selected clips are below.

Recent work

Antibiotic resistance could spread through feed at fish farms Chemical & Engineering News, 29 September 2017

Trees with a probiotic boost clean up a carcinogen Chemical & Engineering News, 7 September 2017

Touching thermal receipts may extend BPA exposure Chemical & Engineering News, 25 August 2017

Nutmeg compound is even cooler than menthol Chemical & Engineering News, 28 June 2017 [also in Scientific American]

Polymer network captures drinking water contaminant Chemical & Engineering News, 20 June 2017

Sunlight surprise raises cadmium pollution risk Chemical & Engineering News, 16 June 2017

Very low lead exposure may endanger eagles Chemical & Engineering News, 12 May 2017

Dolphin breath holds chemical clues to disease Chemical & Engineering News, 5 May 2017

Feature reporting and reviews

Can shellfish adapt to ocean acidification? Chemical & Engineering News, 15 May 2017

Aboard the isotope time machine ACS Central Science, 11 March 2016

Balancing the work-life equation Chemical & Engineering News, 28 March 2016

Thirsty California turns to sea and sewer ACS Central Science, 15 June 2015

Talking with Samantha Arnett on combatting bioterrorism Chemical & Engineering News, 15 September 2014 (subscription required)

Vitamin B12, from 100 years of X-ray crystallography Chemical & Engineering News, 11 August 2014

Heart lessons from spilled oil Chemical & Engineering News, 14 July 2014

Controversy clouds e-cigarettes Chemical & Engineering News, 10 March 2014

Weighing trans fat stand-ins Chemical & Engineering News, 16 December 2013

Moving with the times Chemical & Engineering News, 23 September 2013

Wayfinding in the information age Science, 9 August 2013

Returning carbon to the farm Chemical & Engineering News, 15 July 2013

Geoengineering test fuels debate Chemical & Engineering News, 17 December 2012 (subscription required)

Crowdsourcing chemistry Chemical & Engineering News, 12 November 2012

Plant microbiomes unfurl Chemical & Engineering News, 1 October 2012

Sink or source? Figuring Great Lakes’ role in climate change Chicago Tribune, 16 August 2010

Streams clean up our act Northwest Science & Technology, Fall 2008

News reporting

Polar bear cubs at high risk from toxic industrial chemicals, despite bans Scientific American, 23 January 2017

Tracking exposure to endocrine disrupters through signals in the sewer Chemical & Engineering News, 3 April 2017

Cutting coal has reduced atmospheric mercury in northeastern U.S. Chemical & Engineering News, 20 January 2017

Some teethers advertised as BPA-free leach the compound Chemical & Engineering News, 22 December 2016

Dams increase mercury exposure for Canadian indigenous communities Chemical & Engineering News, 21 November 2016

Nanosensor reveals temperature variation in the muscles of live creatures Chemical & Engineering News, 3 November 2016

Mercury from WWII submarine wreck pollutes sediments off Norway Chemical & Engineering News, 14 October 2016

Lignin waste could sustainably safeguard titanium-based sunscreen Chemical & Engineering News, 7 October 2016

Membrane coating could remove endocrine disruptors from wastewater Chemical & Engineering News, 19 September 2016

New method casts light on a chicken and egg problem Chemical & Engineering News, 6 September 2016

Fracking air pollution study retracted Chemical & Engineering News, 5 August 2016

New chemicals add concern over e-cigarettes’ health impact Chemical & Engineering News, 2 August 2016

Silk-based hydrogel could deliver sustained chemotherapy to tumors Chemical & Engineering News, 12 July 2016

Mining landfills for resources doesn’t always benefit climate Chemical & Engineering News, 1 July 2016

PCBs and other organic pollutants reach the deep ocean Chemical & Engineering News, 20 June 2016

Gauging the health risk of lead in lipstick Chemical & Engineering News, 25 May 2016

Toxic chemicals from fracking wastewater spills persist for years Chemical & Engineering News, 20 May 2016

Bubbles could be a targeted remedy for ocean acidification Chemical & Engineering News, 1 April 2016

Cheap catalyst converts tough plant lignin into valuable chemicals Chemical & Engineering News, 3 March 2016

Nanoscale system reaches perfect efficiency for solar fuel production step Chemical & Engineering News, 22 February 2016

Artificial clotting agent could treat internal bleeding in combat zones Chemical & Engineering News, 4 February 2016

Researchers turn fish waste into a coffee-scented biofuel Chemical & Engineering News, 15 December 2015

A potentially cheaper way to test food for pesticides Chemical & Engineering News, 1 December 2015

Royal jelly proteins reveal clues to deadly bee disease Chemical & Engineering News, 19 November 2015

Some 3-D-printed parts may leach toxic chemicals Chemical & Engineering News, 13 November 2015

Flushing toilets with seawater could protect marine life Chemical & Engineering News, 10 November 2015

Simple kit tests rice for arsenic Chemical & Engineering News, 30 October 2015

Mealworms munch polystyrene foam Chemical & Engineering News, 30 September 2015

Plant used in traditional Mayan medicine holds potential leishmaniasis treatment Chemical & Engineering News, 11 September 2015

Redesigning drugs for better breakdown in the environment Chemical & Engineering News, 4 September 2015

Nitrate pollution may trigger uranium release into groundwater Chemical & Engineering News, 14 August 2015

Chemical combo captures and destroys micropollutants in water Chemical & Engineering News, 24 July 2015

Recycling rare earths from e-waste more sustainably Chemical & Engineering News, 9 July 2015

Cattle feed yard dust can transport steroids into environment Chemical & Engineering News, 6 July 2015

Gauging the carbon cost of fuel from Canadian oil sands Chemical & Engineering News, 22 June 2015

Disarming superbugs with the aid of a glycolipid gladiator Chemical & Engineering News, 17 June 2015

Persistent industrial pollutants could stymie songbird migration Chemical & Engineering News, 5 May 2015

Artificial photosynthesis device paves way toward sustainable liquid fuel Chemical & Engineering News, 23 April 2015

Fracking activities pollute nearby air with carcinogenic hydrocarbons Chemical & Engineering News, 8 April 2015

Some biodegradable plastics don’t live up to their claims Chemical & Engineering News, 19 March 2015

Siloxanes unexpectedly observed in Antarctic soil and marine life Chemical & Engineering News, 25 February 2015

Bacteria may remain dormant after UV disinfection Chemical & Engineering News, 27 January 2015

Silencing genes in bacteria with the help of their neighbors Chemical & Engineering News, 10 December 2014

Particulates from coal mining community trigger signs of cancer in lung cells Chemical & Engineering News, 3 November 2014

Peeking at a cell’s small molecules Chemical & Engineering News, 22 October 2014

Some atmospheric nanoparticles could have cosmetic sources Chemical & Engineering News, 6 October 2014

Small molecules help reactivate receptor linked with schizophrenia Chemical & Engineering News, 9 September 2014

Synthetic antibodies protect mice from Sudan Ebola virus Chemical & Engineering News, 2 September 2014

Researchers investigate link between phthalates and infertility Chemical & Engineering News, 22 August 2014

Oil dispersant compound persists for years after Gulf spill Chemical & Engineering News, 9 July 2014

Oil sands extraction in Canada leaves mercury footprint Chemical & Engineering News, 13 June 2014

Los Angeles airport pollutes city air for miles downwind Chemical & Engineering News, 30 May 2014

Composting could offer low-cost way to dispose of disease-causing prions Chemical & Engineering News, 23 May 2014

Ionic liquids could enhance spread of antibiotic resistance genes Chemical & Engineering News, 30 April 2014

Seawater survey traces loss of Himalayan glaciers Chemical & Engineering News, 16 April 2014

Microbial reactor could help capture carbon sustainably Chemical & Engineering News, 3 April 2014

Harmful air pollutants build up near oil and gas fields Chemical & Engineering News, 25 March 2014

Beefed up bacteria get the lead out of water Chemical & Engineering News, 17 March 2014

Analytical test could underestimate radioactivity in fracking wastewater Chemical & Engineering News, 6 March 2014

Device mines precious phosphorus from sewage Chemical & Engineering News, 28 January 2014

Electrochemical cell generates hydrogen fuel while cleaning up arsenic Chemical & Engineering News, 14 January 2014

Multidrug resistance gene released by Chinese wastewater treatment plants Chemical & Engineering News, 17 December 2013

Plastic pollution harms marine life Chemical & Engineering News, 9 December 2013

Harvesting power when freshwater meets salty Chemical & Engineering News, 26 November 2013

Sunlight helps turn salty water fresh Chemical & Engineering News, 12 November 2013

Flexible solar cells could release toxic metals after disposal Chemical & Engineering News, 29 October 2013

Funeral pyres release atmosphere-warming aerosols Chemical & Engineering News, 11 October 2013

Better fingerprinting for oil spills Chemical & Engineering News, 16 September 2013

Spongy material puts the squeeze on waterborne disease Chemical & Engineering News, 21 August 2013

Circuit board waste mops up toxic metals Chemical & Engineering News, 1 August 2013

Do-it-yourself spectrometer, Lab in the city Chemical & Engineering News, 19 November 2012

Lamprey antibodies snag sugars linked to cancer Chemical & Engineering News, 19 October 2012

Gold nanosensor signals sheep fertility Chemical & Engineering News, 3 October 2012

Ocean plastics soak up pollutants Chemical & Engineering News, 27 August 2012

Newest Mars rover lands safely Chemical & Engineering News, 6 August 2012

Hypoallergenic vino, wearing wine Chemical & Engineering News, 6 August 2012

Small molecule enables blind mice to respond to light Chemical & Engineering News, 30 July 2012

Superoxide-producing fungus sponges up mine metals Chemical & Engineering News, 26 July 2012

BPA replacements appear in household dust Chemical & Engineering News, 19 July 2012

Could acidification threaten Great Lakes? Chicago Tribune, 16 August 2010

Flexible fossil shows tyrannosaur’s softer side Nature News, 24 March 2005

Oceans extend effects of climate change Nature News, 17 March 2005

World bank pinpoints disaster hot spots Nature News, 30 March 2005

Alzheimer’s seen in the living brain Nature News, 14 March 2005

Health reporting

Many doctors not testing for HIV as recommended Chicago Tribune, 27 June 2010

Shrek lures kids to sugary snacks Chicago Tribune, 21 June 2010

You’re getting very relaxed…: Alternative approaches to labor pain Chicago Tribune, 29 September 2010

For a healthy school year, get your kids vaccinated Chicago Tribune, 11 August 2010

When lice surface, your first move: Relax Chicago Tribune, 10 August 2010

Soldiers battle ‘Baghdad boil’ Nature Medicine, February 2004

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