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
3rd Uterine Transplant Baby Born In US Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 13, 2019
Geologists Call For Greater Science Emphasis In Human Space Missions Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 11, 2019
AHA: Omega-3s Effective In Lowering Triglycerides, Risks Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 9, 2019
UA Receives $1.4M For Sleep Apnea Peer-Support Program Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 6, 2019
Arizona Counties Rank High In Suicide Rates Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 6, 2019
Scientists Measure Vibrations Of Red Rock Tower In Utah Nicholas Gerbis Sept. 2, 2019
CDC Reports Mumps Outbreak In Migrant Detention Facilities Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 30, 2019
Global Study Describes 3,000-Year-Old Human Ecological Impacts Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 29, 2019
Lowell Observatory Receives $14.5M For New Educational Center Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 26, 2019
Simulations Show Texas Schools Could See Larger Measles Outbreaks Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 26, 2019
UA Rodent Study Identifies Possible Tinnitus Treatment Target Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 26, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Ozone Pollution? Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 23, 2019
UA Scientists Build Virtual Universe To Study Galaxy Formation Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 19, 2019
ASU Study Finds Lab Environment Essential To Student Researcher Retention Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 19, 2019
Landslide Database Helps ADOT Plan 1-17 Expansion Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 19, 2019
ASU Research Finds Complex Interplay Between Nitrogen, Sulfur, Biodiversity Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 12, 2019
ASU Study Shows Microbes Can Evolve To Favor Quality Over Quantity Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 12, 2019
ASU Biodesign Institute Nets $1.5M To Develop Flu Outbreak Forecast Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 12, 2019
Q&AZ: How Many State Parks Does AZ Have? Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 12, 2019
TGen Develops Personalized Liquid Biopsy To Monitor Breast Cancer Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 12, 2019
UA Proposes 'Lighthouse Lens' For Space Telescopes Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 12, 2019
Study: AZ Stem Cell Businesses Fragmented, Unregulated Nicholas Gerbis Aug. 6, 2019
Study Predicts Near Extinction Of Joshua Trees Nicholas Gerbis July 25, 2019
ASU Receives $39M To Develop WMD Exposure Detector Nicholas Gerbis July 29, 2019
Study Explains Past Megadroughts, Says Global Warming Could Drive Future Ones Nicholas Gerbis July 24, 2019