Nsikan Akpan is a science editor at National Geographic.
Before joining National Geographic, Akpan was the digital science producer for PBS NewsHour, where he co-created the YouTube series ScienceScope. He has also worked for Science Magazine, Science News Magazine, and NPR and is an alum of the science communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His reporting has garnered a AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and a George Foster Peabody Award.
Prior to journalism, he earned a doctorate in pathobiology from Columbia University, where he studied neurological conditions like stroke and Alzheimer's disease. He has research pursuits also touched on infectious disease.
When he isn't science writing and editing, he cycles around the district, plays soccer, boxes, and is a longtime supporter of Liverpool FC.