Carl Zimmer Recaps 2011 At The Loom
    By Hank Campbell | December 31st 2011 12:41 AM | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    Carl Zimmer always has interesting insights on both science and the state of science. As a respected writer with a broad base he is going to survive anything that happens in the future of science media but it's because of his ability to see the future of what will be important in science that earned him that position.

    "As I got more familiar with the microbiome, it became clear to me that scientists won’t be able to handle its complexity without thinking like ecologists" - a multidisciplinary approach few saw coming.  Instead, most people speculated all the important work in biology would be done by physicists.

    From bacteria to the brain, he covered it all in 2011- and his column, "The Loom", turned 8.  We're all the better for his endurance.

    2011: A Letter from the Loom - Carl Zimmer, Discover