About Me

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
--Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Kyle photo I’m Kyle MacLea, a science writer, teacher, and research fellow at Colorado State University. I'm also a biological scientist, an amateur genealogist and genetic genealogist, runner, hiker, and lover of reading, computers, and the outdoors. I’ve also lived in 9 states and will be moving to the 10th in the summer of 2012. I love to explore new vistas, both scientific and geographic.

I'm a proud graduate of Cornell University, where I earned my bachelor's degree in biology, and Dartmouth College, where I earned my Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxicology.

I've done research on human enzymes as therapeutics, cardiovascular circadian rhythms, poultry viruses, fruitfly development, crustacean molting and limb regeneration, and prions in the baker's yeast. I've published papers in a lot of these areas and my current goal is to someday be a faculty member at a small college where I can work with students on undergraduate research projects. I think I can safely be described as a molecular geneticist with a comparative physiology bent, and I'd like to think that my wide-ranging interests in biology just make me a broadly-trained general biologist with molecular leanings. While I may not be an ecologist or evolutionary biologist, I have great interests in both subjects, especially the latter. And good scientific writing is a passion of mine.

You can learn more about me on my webpage, which gives you some (likely out-of-date) information on me and my family.

This blog is a place for me to share some scientific and other thoughts I have. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.


©2012 K.S. MacLea, Ph.D.