Lisa Winter

Lisa Winter

Lisa joined The Scientist in 2017. As social media editor, some of her duties include creating content, managing interactions, and developing strategies for the brand’s social media presence. She also contributes to the News & Opinion section of the website. Lisa holds a degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in genetics, cell, and developmental biology from Arizona State University and has worked in science communication since 2012.

Articles by Lisa Winter
purple and green microscopic view of sea anemone neurons and stinging cells
Science Snapshot: With Fronds Like These, Who Needs Anemones?
Lisa Winter | Oct 4, 2022
This year’s third-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition features sea anemone cells.
Microscopic view of monkey cells in orange and blue
Science Snapshot: More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkey Cells
Lisa Winter | Oct 3, 2022
This year’s second-place winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion competition shows a 12-hour time-lapse of labeled cells.
Fluorescent view of a zebrafish embryo
Science Snapshot: Do the Locomotion
Lisa Winter | Sep 29, 2022
The top winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World in Motion contest shows cells migrating through a zebrafish embryo.
Susan Solomon looking into the camera
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lisa Winter | Sep 27, 2022
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
Black and white photo of a man looking into the camera
Union of Concerned Scientists Cofounder Kurt Gottfried Dies at 93
Lisa Winter | Sep 20, 2022
The Cornell University physicist was an advocate on issues such as nuclear weapons and climate change.
bird perched next to brick atop trash can
Science Snapshot: Fine Feathered Foes
Lisa Winter | Sep 14, 2022
Australians are resorting to increasingly drastic measures to keep cockatoos out of their garbage bins.
Two donkeys interacting at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark
Science Snapshot: Pin the Domestication on the Donkey
Lisa Winter | Sep 8, 2022
A genomic analysis reveals that humans domesticated donkeys more than 7,000 years ago.
dead bee surrounded by yellow flower petals
Science Snapshot: One Insect’s Corpse Is Another’s Breakfast
Lisa Winter | Aug 31, 2022
Though it’s poetic to say that ants were grieving the bee at a funeral, the reality is a bit more prosaic.
Various primate 
Science Snapshot: An Arm and A Leg
Lisa Winter | Aug 24, 2022
3D modeling of 7 million-year-old hominin bones hints at bipedality occurring earlier than previously thought.
Elderly African man smiling
Famed “Turkana Boy” Discoverer Kamoya Kimeu Dies
Lisa Winter | Aug 19, 2022
The paleoanthropologist was widely celebrated for his unmatched ability to find and identify fossils.