ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network













The Urban Scientist

The Urban Scientist


A hip hop maven blogs on urban ecology, evolutionary biology & diversity in the sciences
The Urban Scientist Home

You Should Know: Dr. Michael D L Johnson and Black Science Blog

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.


Email   PrintPrint



Welcome to my seventh installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about.

Introducing Dr. Michael D L Johnson and Black Science Blog

Black Science Blog is the youngest blog I’ve featured so far. It is a science blog for non-scientists.  It addresses the growing divide between scientists and non-scientist by breaking down the jargon and addressing the how, what, where, why, and when questions of science, all while using anecdotes from the author’s, Dr. Michael D.L. Johnson’s personal life. Having been born and raised on the Southside of Chicago by a single parent, his journey to STEM success and earning a PhD certainly defies the negative narrative dominates the media about such individuals who experience such early environments.

Dr. Michael D.L. Johnson earned a BA in Music from Duke University before going on to study Biochemistry and Biophysics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his PhD in 2011. He is  currently post-doctoral research associate at the world-renowned St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (my hometown!). He is in department of infectious diseases studying how bacteria process metals. He plans to become a principal investigator at a major research institution, so he may be your college professor one day.

In his own words

Links to some of his engaging material
What exactly does a scientist do all day anyway???
The Dangers of Science Scare Tactics
When science gives you lemons

You can engage Dr. Johnson  at the following social media services:
Twitter: @blacksciblog

Connect with him and be sure to leave a comment at one of his blog posts. There’s no better way to engage and encourage a new blogger than joining the conversation. Tell him you found him via The Urban Scientist (me, @DNLee5) and #ScholarSunday.

 

***************************************

I hope you’re enjoying this series of blog posts. If so, then I’d love to shine the spotlight on additional science blogs and scientists and help spread the word of amazing science outreach. If you know of a great science blog and/or science blogger who you think is amazing and would like to help spread the word about how amazing they are, then submit them. Now accepting rec0mmendations for upcoming Science Blogger Spotlight for upcoming weeks.

DNLee About the Author: DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





Rights & Permissions

Add Comment

Add a Comment
You must sign in or register as a ScientificAmerican.com member to submit a comment.

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Back To School

Back to School Sale!

12 Digital Issues + 4 Years of Archive Access just $19.99

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X