photos by Amy Maxmen
Amy Maxmen is a freelance science journalist who writes about the latest findings in medicine, health, neuroscience, and evolution among other topics. She also writes about how scientists interact with the world. Her features, news stories, and blogs appear in a variety of outlets, including Nature, The Scientist, Science News, Psychology Today, Cell and the Lancet. Prior to writing, she earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University by spending a great deal of time in the ocean and beside a microscope in Honolulu.