Senior Science Writer/Editor
Liza Gross comes to the Public Library of Science with over fifteen years of publishing experience in areas ranging from wine appreciation to particle physics. She was copy chief at Parenting magazine and specialized in toxics and environmental health at Sierra magazine, where she produced a special report on the environmental links to breast cancer. As a staff writer for San Francisco’s Exploratorium, she was inspired by founding director Frank Oppenheimer’s vision that giving people the tools to understand scientific phenomena would help them engage with the world around them and benefit society at large. Liza believes that facilitating this understanding is especially important today, as sophisticated technological advances trigger increasingly difficult public policy issues, such as assessing the safety of genetically modified foods and the risks of emerging infectious diseases. She’s committed to the Public Library of Science’s mission of broadening access – physical as well as intellectual – to scientific knowledge and discovery, both to encourage public participation in scientific debates and to promote the cross-pollination of ideas among scientists in different disciplines.