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
Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation Lets 3 Men With Paralysis Walk Again Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 31, 2018
NASA Bids Farewell To Pioneering Planet Hunter Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 30, 2018
UA Lab: Napping Might Hamper Learning In Children With Down Syndrome Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 30, 2018
ASU Study: Umpire Calls Might Be Better Than Fans Think Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 25, 2018
ASU Scientists Catch Red Dwarf Star Emitting Superflare Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2018
Researchers Crowdsource Ethics For Self-Driving Cars Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 24, 2018
Mars Could Support Oxygen-Breathing Microbes Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 22, 2018
800-Year Tree-Ring Study Traces Movement Of Tropical Boundary Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 17, 2018
Modern Humans Retain Neanderthal Genes That Once Fought Ancient Viruses Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 15, 2018
Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Global Beer Supply Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 15, 2018
Flu Shots Lower Risk Of Hospitalization In Pregnant Women Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 15, 2018
AZ Rocket Company Receives $800M Air Force Contract Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 11, 2018
Consumer DNA Databases Offer Little Identity Protection Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 11, 2018
Research Reveals Patterns, Divides In Prescription Rates Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 9, 2018
On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Evidence For Ancient Rotational Shift Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 8, 2018
Research Ties Urban Flu Patterns To Population Density, Climate Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 4, 2018
Scientists Put Forward Candidate For First Known Exomoon Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 3, 2018
Experts Push Limits Of Science, Tech To Find Life On Exoplanets Nicholas Gerbis Oct. 1, 2018
2017 Hurricanes Were Strengthened By Warm Ocean, Climate Change Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 27, 2018
Researchers Use Gallium As Trojan Horse Against Bacteria Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 26, 2018
CDC: Impact Of Alzheimer’s Disease Will Double By 2060 Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 20, 2018
Liver Transplant System Disadvantages Children Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 19, 2018
NASA Orion Capsule Passes Final Parachute System Test Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 17, 2018
Common Tick Spreads RMSF Across Arizona, Mexico Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 5, 2018
AZ Fossils Fill Gap In Evolution Of Mammal Childbirth Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 4, 2018