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
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Lisa Winter | Jan 12, 2021
Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.
Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Lisa Winter | Jan 7, 2021
The majority of people experiencing anaphylaxis had a history of allergic reactions, a report by the agency finds.
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Lisa Winter | Jan 5, 2021
The head of Operation Warp Speed says that by spreading out doses of the Moderna vaccine, more people would be able to get some level of protection sooner, a strategy opposed by other experts.
Conference Linked to as Many as 300,000 COVID-19 Cases: Study
Conference Linked to as Many as 300,000 COVID-19 Cases: Study
Lisa Winter | Dec 14, 2020
Around 100 people were infected at a scientific meeting hosted by Biogen in Boston in February. Then they went back home, taking the virus with them.
Mystery Illness Cluster in India May Be Due to Neurotoxin
Mystery Illness Cluster in India May Be Due to Neurotoxin
Lisa Winter | Dec 9, 2020
Health officials are searching for possible exposures to heavy metals, but no sources of contamination have been identified.
DeepMind AI Speeds Up the Time to Determine Proteins’ Structures
DeepMind AI Speeds Up the Time to Determine Proteins’ Structures
Lisa Winter | Dec 2, 2020
The technology solves proteins’ 3-D shapes in minutes, when traditional methods may take years.
Stress-Induced Chromosome Changes Protect Flies’ Aging Brains
Stress-Induced Chromosome Changes Protect Flies’ Aging Brains
Lisa Winter | Dec 1, 2020
Brain cells in older Drosophila tend to have more than two complete sets of chromosomes, and that polyploidy most likely has a protective function, a study shows.
Gray Wolf Reintroduction in Colorado Encounters Federal Kerfuffle
Gray Wolf Reintroduction in Colorado Encounters Federal Kerfuffle
Lisa Winter | Nov 18, 2020
This month, voters in the state approved the predators’ reintroduction, but the species’ recent delisting as an endangered species at the federal level binds up available funding.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Lisa Winter | Nov 16, 2020
In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
Q&A: Pollution Linked to 15 Percent Increase in COVID-19 Deaths
Q&A: Pollution Linked to 15 Percent Increase in COVID-19 Deaths
Lisa Winter | Nov 10, 2020
Jos Lelieveld of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry explains how fine particulate might contribute to deaths from COVID-19.