Bob Grant

Bob Grant

Bob started with The Scientist as a staff writer in 2007. Before joining the team, he worked as a reporter at Audubon and earned a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. In his previous life, he pursued a career in science, getting a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Montana State University and a master’s degree in marine biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Bob edits Reading Frames and other sections of the magazine.

Articles by Bob Grant
Memory in a Time of Quarantine
Memory in a Time of Quarantine
Bob Grant | May 1, 2020
How will humanity record the unprecedented predicament we find ourselves in?
Singing the Praises of Prevention
Singing the Praises of Prevention
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2020
Ben Franklin was right. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2020
I have taken plants for granted. I pledge to change.
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Bob Grant | Jan 30, 2020
What is a publication to do when readers misuse its content?
A Bright Scientific Future
A Bright Scientific Future
Bob Grant | Jan 13, 2020
We may not have personal jetpacks yet, but the past decade has been marked by life-science revolutions, and the coming years have even more biological breakthroughs in store.
The Best of Cell Biology
The Best of Cell Biology
Bob Grant | Dec 20, 2019
A new eBook compiles recent articles from The Scientist that capture the essence of new conceptual and technological territory being explored on the cellular level.
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
Bob Grant | Dec 20, 2019
For the past 10 years, life science has moved us closer to a complete understanding of what makes us human—our similarities, our differences, and our shared history.
Innovation Farming
Innovation Farming
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2019
Nurturing ideas to fruition, like growing plants, is a complex process that relies on a suitable substrate and favorable growth conditions.
The Sea and the Science She Inspires
The Sea and the Science She Inspires
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
For centuries, painters and poets have looked to the ocean for insight. Researchers, too, have found their muse in the Earth’s salty realm.
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Red Tides Under the Microscope
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
Understanding the dinoflagellates that regularly wreak havoc on marine and nearshore ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico could help researchers mitigate the damage they cause.