Higher Ed

Alexander Gelfand
Along with everything else, I do a lot of work for colleges and universities.

I've written articles, essays, and even the occasional obituary for institutions ranging from Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Yale to Denison, Johns Hopkins, and Juilliard. (I've also written a good deal of marketing and PR material for universities and research organizations, some of which you can see here.)

I love the variety—I've had the opportunity to tackle everything from molecular biology to financial engineering—and I've even been able to get back in touch with my roots as a failed academic. (Yes, that's me in the photo, doing fieldwork in West Africa. Yes, I really am that pale. And no, I am not wearing a table cloth.)

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  • Snip vs. Shred
    Microbial immune systems promise to revolutionize genetic engineering—and the fight against bad bacteria.
    Johns Hopkins Public Health