Emma Yasinski

Emma Yasinski

Emma is a Florida-based freelance journalist and regular contributor for The Scientist. A graduate of Boston University’s Science and Medical Journalism Master’s Degree program, Emma has been covering microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, health, and anything else that makes her wonder since 2016. She studied neuroscience in college, but even before causing a few mishaps and explosions in the chemistry lab, she knew she preferred a career in scientific reporting to one in scientific research.

Articles by Emma Yasinski
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Emma Yasinski | Jul 14, 2020
Transgender scientists are seeing some success in advocating for standards that allow authors to change their names on previous work.
Researchers Applaud Spanish COVID-19 Serological Survey
Researchers Applaud Spanish COVID-19 Serological Survey
Emma Yasinski | May 28, 2020
After initial setbacks, the country’s recent antibody screen estimates that 5 percent of the population has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Emma Yasinski | May 13, 2020
PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.
Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Emma Yasinski | Apr 27, 2020
Nine of the 20 pharma companies that participated in a study had experienced at least one viral contamination event between 1985 and 2018.
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Emma Yasinski | Apr 23, 2020
The McGill University paleontologist, who died from COVID-19, was known for using multidisciplinary methods to explore the origins of amphibians, birds, and mammals.
Microbiologist Who Studied Deadly Bacteria in Public Places Dies
Microbiologist Who Studied Deadly Bacteria in Public Places Dies
Emma Yasinski | Apr 22, 2020
Paul Matewele, who died from COVID-19, was known for discovering dangerous microbes on surfaces people touch every day.
How Scientists Can Volunteer to Help Fight COVID-19
How Scientists Can Volunteer to Help Fight COVID-19
Emma Yasinski | Apr 13, 2020
Researchers are offering tools, equipment, time, and expertise to help alleviate COVID-19 suffering. Here’s how you can chip in.
“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm
“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm
Emma Yasinski | Mar 19, 2020
Flexible proteins appear to protect molecules from becoming denatured in extreme conditions such as heat and from clumping up, as happens in some neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Emma Yasinski | Mar 9, 2020
The creativity of citizen scientists could help researchers design proteins that may be able to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Researchers can print cells and biomaterials that make up human tissues, but there’s still a long way to go before fully functional organs can be made to order.