John Timmer /

Senior Science Editor

John is Ars Technica's science editor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. John has done over a decade's worth of research in genetics and developmental biology at places like Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He's been a speaker at the Nobel Dialogs, the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers, and the Science Online meetings, and was one of the organizers of the SONYC discussion series. John has taught scientists how to communicate with each other and the public at Cornell Medical College and Stony Brook University. When physically separated from his keyboard, he tends to seek out a bicycle, or a scenic location for communing with his hiking boots.