Nicholas Gerbis

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Senior Field Correspondent - Science

Nicholas Gerbis joined KJZZ’s Arizona Science Desk in 2016. A longtime science, health and technology journalist and editor, his extensive background in related nonprofit and science communications inform his reporting on Earth and space sciences, neuroscience and behavioral health, and bioscience/biotechnology.

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 also holds a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School and a bachelor’s degree in geography (climatology/meteorology), also from ASU.

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 enjoys contributing to KJZZ’s Untold Arizona series.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gerbis focused almost solely on coronavirus-related stories and analysis. In addition to reporting on the course of the disease and related research, he delved into deeper questions, such as the impact of shutdowns on science and medicine, the roots of vaccine reluctance and the policies that exacerbated the virus’s impact, particularly on vulnerable populations.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Tiny fallopian camera could detect ovarian cancer earlier Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 7, 2022
Researchers make cheap, portable nanosensor for disease detection Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 7, 2022
Experts confirm world-record lightning events Nicholas Gerbis Feb. 2, 2022
Microbe study finds a possible cause of ulcerative colitis Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 31, 2022
Cell-level atlas maps out brain's blood vessels Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 28, 2022
Study offers new evidence to explain giant gap in geological record Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 27, 2022
Expert shares lessons from 2 years of COVID variants in AZ Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 26, 2022
NASA will carry ASU hydrogen detector to lunar orbit Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 24, 2022
Cloning could improve prospects for endangered ferrets Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 24, 2022
Michael J. Fox Foundation grants ASU $5.2M for research Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 20, 2022
Expert questions safety of hospitals allowing staff with COVID to work Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 19, 2022
Even lowball estimates show virus cases setting records Nicholas Gerbis, Katherine Davis-Young Jan. 12, 2022
Long hours and short supplies: Revisiting science during COVID Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 17, 2022
Worsening wildfires cause harmful pollutant overlap Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 10, 2022
Study suggests improving air quality reduces dementia risk in some Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 7, 2022
Groups gather at Capitol to call for environmental action, representation Nicholas Gerbis Jan. 5, 2022
Large-scale mammal cancer study upholds decadeslong paradox Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 22, 2021
ASU students win gold medal for making arsenic-absorbing algae Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 27, 2021
Biosphere 2 drought study underscores the value of biodiversity Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 17, 2021
Air pollution can curb exercise's brain benefits, study shows Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 20, 2021
Maricopa County health department tries to lessen load on hospitals Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 16, 2021
Expert urges testing as hospitals face COVID-19 surge Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 15, 2021
Some Banner Health hospitals are now at 100% capacity Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 14, 2021
Phoenix Zoo vaccinating vulnerable animals vs. COVID-19 Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 10, 2021
Repurposing wastewater greenhouse gases to make useful products Nicholas Gerbis Dec. 13, 2021