Max Levy is a freelance journalist covering public health, biology, technology, and the environment.
Max obtained his PhD in chemical & biological engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He worked on designing nanoparticles to kill drug resistant bacteria. Previously, Max graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with honors. There, his research focused on renewable biodiesel production, and designing anti-reflective coatings for solar panels.
Based in California, Max writes and edits for Massive Science, and is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the NPR Sci-Commers Program. His work has appeared in Vox, The Verge, Smithsonian, Pacific Standard, Salon, Massive, among other outlets.
- Extreme microbes survive the desert by dissolving rocks with acid. Massive, May 2020
- Hurricanes are shaping lizard feet all over the world. Massive, April 2020
- Chemists are decoding the fruity scent of lemur love. But are they pheromones? Massive, April 2020
- With no vaccine any time soon, how will we treat COVID-19? Massive, March 2020
- To stop pancreatic cancer from spreading, cut out the chatter. Massive, December 2019
- Bioethics experts call on GoFundMe to ban unproven medical treatments. The Verge, December 2019
- Snow Strokers Provides Hope on the Slopes. 5280, November 2019
- How Scientists Use Climate Models to Predict Disease. Smithsonian, May 2019
- Mosquito control could slow the spread of disease in a warming world. The Verge, February 2019
- The FDA is going after stem cell clinics that peddle unproven treatments. Vox, January 2019
To get in touch with Max about possible assignments, news tips, or anything else, please email: “max” + “levy” + “sci” at gmail dotcom