Hey! I’m Ian.

I help scientists tell their stories.

As the head of communications at the Institute for Protein Design, I help a diverse team of university researchers share their findings with the world. I’ve created easy-to-grasp content about the latest breakthroughs in biotechnology for students, investors, and the TED stage.

I’m also a freelance communications consultant specializing in early biotech startups. I love to help founders find their story and make great content.

Before becoming a science communicator, I tinkered with enzymes.

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Featured interviews


The race gap in clinical trials

Anderson Cooper 360

Coronavirus Town Hall

​Radio New Zealand (This Way Up)

Gene editing: Too much hype?

Fun fact: I participated in the world’s first clinical trial of a vaccine for COVID-19. The trial helped establish the safety of the Moderna/NIH mRNA vaccine.