Christie Taylor is a producer for Science Friday. Her day involves diligent research, too many phone calls for an introvert, and asking scientists if they have any audio of that narwhal heartbeat. She also coordinates SciFri’s coverage of science and the arts (“sciarts”), and is the bold captain of the Science Friday Book Club.
During her undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Christie was almost a biology major but took a chance turn down the path of thing-explaining and realized it was the only thing she wanted to do. Since then, she’s worked as a print and online reporter, technical writer, and a science writer for a university press office.
She takes extra joy in writing interview questions about space exploration, creative research methods, and the intersection of science and society.
What will it take to bring true equity to research labs?
Will the DEA ban a potentially promising drug for treating opioid addiction?
Members of one Canadian Indigenous community have different immune genes than their forebears. Plus, how researchers and Indigenous communities can create more mutually beneficial relationships.
A monkey with a paralyzed leg successfully walked again with a wireless interface connecting its brain to its spine. What can this research offer human subjects?