Science is my interest, but writing is my passion.

I am a communicator scientist researcher photographer storyteller bio engineer

My Story

While pursuing a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering in 2011, I had an epiphany. I realized that I loved writing and communicating about my research just as much (or more) than working at the lab bench. A few months later, I started a blog (this blog) and took a brazen leap in the world of science communication by moving across the country and enrolling in a mass communication PhD program.

My name is Paige Brown Jarreau, and I am currently Science Communication Specialist for the College of Science at Louisiana State University. I was previously a postdoctoral researcher studying and teaching science communication at the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU. My research focuses on the intersection of science communication, journalism and new media. I am also a consultant and speaker in the areas of science communication and social media. 

From The Lab Bench is a blog about all things science, originally hosted on I also write regularly for Altmetric and The Pursuit, a science blog hosted by LSU College of Science. I've also written for Nature Magazine, EMBO Reports, and the Scientific American blog network.

I'm also a social media specialist, a science communication consultant and an avid photographer specializing in macro, science and portrait photography. Visit my photography website and galleries on Photoshelter:

Dragonfly Wing. Paige's Photos.