Shayla Love is a science journalist based in Brooklyn and a staff writer at Vice for its health and medicine section, Tonic. She has a Master’s degree from Columbia University in science, environment and medicine journalism. Her writing has appeared in Mosaic, STAT, Undark, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Kenyon Review, the Atlantic, Vice, Harper’s Magazine, Gothamist and BKLYNR.
Her work has won a Best Feature award from the Asian American Journalists Association and the Next Generation of Science Journalists Award from the World Health Summit, and has been shortlisted for Best Feature in the 2018 Association of British Science Writers Awards. She has been invited to or attended fellowships at the Mayo Clinic, the Broad Institute, the Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood Hole and the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting.
Work published elsewhere
An essay on crystallography and the wonder and fear of growing up with science.
The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts’ sight
Researchers have found that many astronauts who do a six-month mission in space come back with a condition that causes blurred vision.
What radiation-resistant space fungus can do for drug discovery
“That’s when we thought, why don’t we send this radiation-resistant fungi to the space station and see how it grows?”
Building an impossible clock
The 18th-century horologist John Harrison claimed that he could make the world's most accurate pendulum clock, but his methods were scorned for hundreds of years – until someone proved him right.