Nicholas Gerbis joined the Arizona Science Desk in August 2016. A freelance science journalist and editor for most of his career, he also has an extensive background in nonprofit and science communications.

Apart from travel and three years in Delaware spent earning his master’s degree in physical geography (climatology), Nicholas has spent most of his life in Arizona. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography (climatology/meteorology) and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University.

In his spare time, he enjoys bad films, good documentaries and collecting old board games.

Nicholas briefly “retired in reverse” and moved from Arizona to Wisconsin, where he taught science history and science fiction film courses at University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire. He is glad to be back in the Valley and reports that he has almost completely thawed out.

Title Author Publication Date
Diabetes-Related Kidney Failure Among Native Americans Down 54 Percent Nicholas Gerbis January 11, 2017
Dwarf Planet Ceres Up To 30 Percent Water Nicholas Gerbis January 10, 2017
Amazon's Alexa Shines At CES 2017 Nicholas Gerbis January 06, 2017
NASA Funds 2 Asteroid Missions With Arizona Ties Nicholas Gerbis January 05, 2017
ASU Completes Largest-Ever microRNA Study Nicholas Gerbis December 28, 2016
Mesa Transportation Department Provides Bike Lights, Education To Riders Nicholas Gerbis December 27, 2016
Arizona Study: Brains Of Young Adult Runners Differ From Those Of Healthy Peers Nicholas Gerbis December 26, 2016
2 Tucson Police Officers Linked To Prostitution Ring Nicholas Gerbis December 26, 2016
Silica Nodules In Chile Argue For Ancient Life On Mars Nicholas Gerbis December 21, 2016
Citizen Scientists Make Arizona Game And Fish Black-Footed Ferrets Project Possible Nicholas Gerbis December 19, 2016
IBM’s Watson Computer Helps Barrow Identify New ALS Genes Nicholas Gerbis December 15, 2016
TGen Brain Cancer Study Finds Surprising Benefit In Tumor Complexity Nicholas Gerbis December 06, 2016
Arizona Researchers Say Genetic Changes Could Help Spot Alzheimer’s Disease Early Nicholas Gerbis November 21, 2016
New Drug Targets Could Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Pain, Improve Outcomes Nicholas Gerbis November 09, 2016
Haphazard Burials May Suggest Revenge, Blood Feud Among Sonoran Desert Cultures Nicholas Gerbis November 02, 2016
ASU Radiation Test Uses Genes To Triage Nuclear Attack Victims Nicholas Gerbis October 31, 2016
Worst Case: Megadrought Risk Near 99 Percent Under Current Greenhouse Emissions Nicholas Gerbis October 24, 2016
As Western US Forest Fires Expand, Plenty Of Blame To Go Around Nicholas Gerbis October 17, 2016
ASU Researcher: Satellite Radar Links Wastewater Pumping To Earthquakes Nicholas Gerbis October 10, 2016
2016 Monsoon Brought Patchwork Precipitation To Arizona Nicholas Gerbis October 05, 2016
ASU Thermal Camera Will Guide Europa Mission’s Search For Water, Life Nicholas Gerbis October 03, 2016
ASU Taps Veterans To Archive For US's Largest Digital Archaeology Database Nicholas Gerbis September 26, 2016
Record-Breaking Lightning Flashes Help Change Definition Of Lightning Events Nicholas Gerbis September 21, 2016
ASU Lab Tracking Cyber Threats On Deep Web, Dark Web Nicholas Gerbis September 19, 2016
13,000-Foot Mountain On Dwarf Planet Ceres May Be An Ice Volcano Nicholas Gerbis September 02, 2016