Melanie published 'Biology Everywhere: How the Science of Life Matters to Everday Life' in 2020 with classroom teachers and the general public in mind. The book addresses how biology appears in, and impacts, every person's daily living, and how issues rooted in biology affect home life, work life, schools, health, arts, the environment while interacting with other scientific fields of study. She states "A working knowledge of biology is increasingly critical as we as a society grapple with big questions regarding topics such as ethics and regulation of genetic technology, conservation, and health. This book is intended to bridge the gap between traditional biology classes and the practical biology knowledge needed in the real world. In each chapter, a different biological concept is examined and related to some real-world issue or experience in an effort to demonstrate why the science of life matters to your everyday experience."
She wrote for The Public Library of Science (PLOS), a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
In her a podcast on CU on Air, Melanie speaks about her book and a free to the public Coursera course.
In addition to her current work as a research associate with ICS, she is a speaker, educator, coach, consultant, and blogger.
Find out more about Melanie and her work at:
- Research Website: www.melaniepeffer.com