Nicholas Gerbis

Senior Field Correspondent - Science

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), Gerbis 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.

Gerbis 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(s) Publication Date
Diabetes-Related Kidney Failure Among Native Americans Down 54 Percent Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 11, 2017
Dwarf Planet Ceres Up To 30 Percent Water Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 10, 2017
Amazon's Alexa Shines At CES 2017 Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 6, 2017
NASA Funds 2 Asteroid Missions With Arizona Ties Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 5, 2017
At Mars Site, NASA Scientists Used Obscure Baseball History To Cover Their Bases Nicholas Gerbis, Tracy Greer Jan. 4, 2017
ASU Completes Largest-Ever microRNA Study Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 28, 2016
Mesa Transportation Department Provides Bike Lights, Education To Riders Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 27, 2016
Arizona Study: Brains Of Young Adult Runners Differ From Those Of Healthy Peers Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2016
2 Tucson Police Officers Linked To Prostitution Ring Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 26, 2016
Chilean Yellowstone Bolsters Case For Life On Ancient Mars Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 21, 2016
Citizen Scientists Make Arizona Game And Fish Black-Footed Ferrets Project Possible Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 19, 2016
IBM’s Watson Computer Helps Barrow Identify New ALS Genes Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 15, 2016
TGen Brain Cancer Study Finds Surprising Benefit In Tumor Complexity Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 6, 2016
Arizona Researchers Say Genetic Changes Could Help Spot Alzheimer’s Disease Early Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 21, 2016
New Drug Targets Could Reduce Pain, Pancreatic Cancer Improve Outcomes Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 9, 2016
Haphazard Burials May Suggest Revenge, Blood Feud Among Sonoran Desert Cultures Nicholas Gerbis Nov. 2, 2016
ASU Radiation Test Uses Genes To Triage Nuclear Attack Victims Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 31, 2016
Megadrought Near Certainty Under Current Greenhouse Emissions Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2016
As Western US Forest Fires Expand, Plenty Of Blame To Go Around Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 17, 2016
ASU Researcher: Satellite Radar Links Wastewater Pumping To Earthquakes Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 10, 2016
2016 Monsoon Brought Patchwork Precipitation To Arizona Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 5, 2016
ASU Thermal Camera Will Guide Europa Mission’s Search For Water, Life Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 3, 2016
ASU Taps Veterans To Archive For US's Largest Digital Archaeology Database Nicholas Gerbis Sep. 26, 2016
Record-Breaking Lightning Flashes Help Change Definition Of Lightning Events Nicholas Gerbis Sep. 21, 2016
ASU Lab Tracking Cyber Threats On Deep Web, Dark Web Nicholas Gerbis Sep. 19, 2016

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