NICOLETTA LANESE

Science Communicator + Journalist

Staff reporter for Live Science, mostly covering health and medicine.

Host of our weekly COVID-19 Q&A on Facebook Live.

Voice of our weekly coronavirus special report on the Life's Little Mysteries podcast.

Recurrent host of various Live Science videos.  

Based in NYC. 

ALL ABOUT ME

Dance has long served as my vehicle to bring science to new audiences.

I spent my college years sprinting from

mirror-lined dance studios to dimly lit neuroscience laboratories and then

back again for rehearsal.

I translated the intricacies of memory formation and neurological disease into movement phrases, and I brought those

to the stage.

AS A SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR,

MY GOAL IS THE SAME:

I want to get science out of the laboratory and in front of fresh eyes.

MY CREDENTIALS

At the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program,

I received expert training in writing, reporting and

digital media content creation.

 

You can find my byline in The Scientist Magazine, 

Science News, Live Science, Space.com, Eos, Mongabay, 

the San Jose Mercury News, the Monterey County Herald, 

Stanford Medicine Magazine, and the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+

In the past, I've also served as a public information officer at Stanford University School of Medicine, UC San Francisco, and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Graduate University.

I jump at any chance to cover brains or medicine, and am eager

to explore platforms for SciComm beyond written articles, namely video and social media.  

SELECT CLIPS

Live Science - May 14, 2020

Blind people could 'see' letters that scientists drew on their brains with electricity

BrainFacts - Sep. 19, 2019​

How Your Brain Keeps You From Running Into Walls

 

The Scientist - August 16, 2019

Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success

Science News - June 27, 2019

Antioxidants may encourage the spread of lung cancer rather than prevent it

Stanford Medicine Magazine - Mar. 11, 2019

Hitting pain’s off switch (adaptation of Science Notes piece)

Featured by SciShortform Jul - Sep 2019:

The Scientist Magazine - Jul. 25, 2019

Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry

MULTIMEDIA SAMPLES

A User Manual for the Human Body: The AXIS Syllabus

Shot and edited by Nicoletta Lanese

3D Printed Bones Give Patients a Look Inside Their Own Bodies

Shot and edited by

Nicoletta Lanese

and Vicky Stein

SELECT WORK

Math Meets Art: Möbius Kaleidocycles

Edited by

Nicoletta Lanese, shot by Andrew Scott

Turbulent Flows in Soap Film - Dance Your Ph.D. 2018 Finalist

Edited by Nicoletta Lanese, choreographed and written by Yuna Hattori and Nicoletta Lanese

​Could pain have an off-switch?

Recorded and edited by Nicoletta Lanese