Max Levy is a freelance journalist covering public health, biology, technology, and the environment.
Max is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder. He works on designing nanoparticles that can target 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 Colorado, Max writes and edits for the Science Buffs STEM blog, and is also a member of the National Academy of Science Writers, Massive Science Consortium, and NPR SciCommers Program. His work has appeared in Vox, The Verge, Smithsonian, Pacific Standard, Salon, Massive, among other outlets.
- 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
- Dangerous results from unproven stem cell clinics led to Google ad ban. The Verge, September 2019
- How a pair of rude gut germs perfectly describe our war against superbugs. Massive, June 2019
- How Scientists Use Climate Models to Predict Disease. Smithsonian, May 2019
- Mosquito-borne diseases get a boost from climate change. Massive (Syndication: Pacific Standard, Salon), March 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
- Futuristic organ-on-a-chip technology now seems more realistic than ever. Massive (Syndication: Salon), October 2018
To get in touch with Max about possible assignments, news tips, or anything else, please email: “max” + “levy” + “sci” at gmail dotcom