Dr Christie Wilcox is a freelance science writer and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. She currently pens the award-winning blog Science Sushi for Discover magazine. She never knows how to describe her ‘beat’, which includes genetics, marine science, venoms, and just about anything biology-related that makes her gasp in amazement. In 2016, her first book, a popular science, non-fiction work about venoms, will be published by FSG/Scientific American. In her ‘free’ time, she's the (perhaps overly) proud parent of several fishes, including a comically cute porcupine puffer and a few genetically modified glofish.