Jonathan D. Grinstein, PhD


After working in biotechnology research for more than a decade, culminating in a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from New York University (NYU) and a doctorate in biomedical science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), I decided to hang up my lab coat, goggles, and gloves.

In the last years of working at the lab bench, I became fascinated with the craft of illuminating the latest scientific trends for people without science backgrounds, both entertainingly and educationally, and I found that the world of scientific storytelling—whether through articles, books, podcasts, or videos—would be a place where I could marry the artistic and analytical parts of my brain.

I am currently Senior Editor for GEN Media Group.

Selected Works

Can DNA Solve Data Storage Limits?

Playing God with Pork

Swallow the Micro-Robot

What Do Neurons and Snowflakes Have to Teach Us About AI?

Is Your Exoskeleton Ready for Primetime?

Shooting for Longevity and the Stars


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  — Anne Frank

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