Writing Samples

Medical News

Non-guideline-adherent cancer care for HIV-positive women may lower survival

Crizanlizumab shows efficacy in sickle cell pain crisis prevention

Triple therapy benefits patients with severe COPD

Study shows antibiotics may improve skin abscess cure rates

Scientific Meeting Presentations

First Place Oral Presentation Award at ParaINsites 2014, Boston, MA. “A screen of a transposon-mutagenized library identifies a Plasmodium falciparum RING domain-containing protein likely involved in sexual commitment.”


Oral Presentation at Molecular Parasitology Meeting (MPM) 2014, Woods Hole, MA. “A RING domain-containing protein is a repressor of malaria sexual stage conversion.”


Agriculture and Gardening Articles

Why do hibiscus flowers change color?

Should you cut up scraps before composting?

Seed scarification

Choosing a garden shovel

Research Reports

Malaria transmission biology study

Science Outreach and Education

Educational pamphlets for grade school students developed with other members of the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative. Pamphlets were distributed as part of our hands-on demonstration, “The Invisible Chef: Microbes in Cooking,” presented at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in 2010 and 2012.

The Science of Xanthan Gum

The Science of Cheese

Peer-reviewed articles

Please visit my ResearchGate page to view a list of my scientific publications in Nature Protocols, Cell Host & Microbe, and others.

One of my co-authored journal articles was selected for a Cell Press Best of 2013 reprint book and was the most downloaded article in the malaria field for three months:

Malaria-infected erythrocyte-derived microvesicles mediate cellular communication within the parasite population and with the host immune system