My first book of illustrated prose, The Forgotten Teachers is forthcoming in Spring of 2025 with Enchanted Lion Books: Unruly. The Forgotten Teachers is a scientific origin myth examining the stories captured in our DNA, and beautifully illustrated by Claudia Bi├žen. As a biologist, I have studied how mice use their whiskers to sense tactile shapes and mapped neural circuits in the brain involved with Parkinson’s Disease. I’ve even listened in on the conversations of electric fish, and chemical signals of immune cells fighting cancer. A number of these scientific journeys have appeared in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and many more, I am sure, lie ahead.