Rachel Rodman

Science Writing


Happy Birthday, Darwin! And Please Enjoy a Slice of Phylogenetic Fruit Cake.
Nothing in Biology (2018).


Charles Darwin and the Phylogeny of State Flowers and State Trees. Awkward Botany (2018).


Darwin Turns 209 Next Week. And Here’s the Perfect Playlist to Help Us All Celebrate.
Nothing in Biology (2018).


"From the Gonads of Giants": Breeding Notes, Aimed at an Alternative History of Inheritance. LabLit, 930 (2017).


10 Strange Hybrids that Were Never Born. Listverse (2016).


10 Human Diseases that We've Given to Mice. Listverse (2016).



10 Disturbing Stories of Interspecies Sex. Listverse (2016).


10 Experiments that Mashed Cats and Mice Together. Listverse (2015).


10 Hard-Core Hybrids Formed by Sex Among Three Species. Listverse (2015).


10 Weird Experiments Using Animal Sperm. Listverse (2015).


10 Weird Experiments Using Animal Embryos. Listverse (2015).


"To Travel Forth So Far": Shakespeare Exported to New Stages. LabLit, 864 (2015).


The Art of Surgery: Experiments in Parabiosis, using 2-Dimensional Animals. LabLit, 820 (2014).


Surrealism and the Organism: Notes on Benjamin Péret's Natural History. LabLit, 795 (2013).


Biology through Shakespeare. Outline and Lecture Abstracts for a Cross-Disciplinary Course (2012).


Unnatural Diets: Composing Fiction in Synthetic Media. LabLit, 713 (2012).


Text as Genome: The New Literary Geneticists. LabLit, 679 (2011).



Using Near-Isogenic Lines to Dissect the Flowering Behavior of a Natural Accession of  Arabidopsis thaliana. PhD Thesis, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009).