Awards and Honours
National Association of Biology Teachers Distinguished Service Award 2018
National Academies Keck Science Communication Award finalist in the Online category 2018.
National Academies Keck Science Communication Award finalist in the Book category 2017
Wellcome Book Prize 2017 - Finalist
LA Times Book Prize 2017 - Finalist
Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences 2016
Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award for biomedical reporting, 2016
Association of British Science Writer Awards 2014 - Best Science Blog
UK Science Blog Prize 2012 - runner-up
Featured in The Best American Science Writing 2011 anthology
National Academies Keck Science Communication Award in the Online category 2010.
Research Blogging Awards for Research Blog of the Year, Best Post of the Year, and Best Lay-Level Blog 2010.
Daily Telegraph Science Writer Award 2007, and runner-up awards in 2006-4