Leila Okahata

News & Research Writer @ University of Oregon | Communications Coordinator @ UW Cancer Vaccine Institute

United States

Science Writer and Communicator based in Eugene, OR. Specializing in biosciences, health, and technology. Writing stories that explore the human side of science. Bylines @ UW CVI, USC ISI, Allen Institute, UCLA's Daily Bruin, Scientific American.

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Featured Works

Allen Institute
08/25/2022
Lab Notes Podcast | Bees suffer from social isolation too

Neuroscientist Z Yan Wang investigated how social isolation impacted young bumblebees, and it looks like they grow up to be a little 'socially awkward.' Dr. Wang joins Lab Notes to talk about one of her favorite social insects.

Spotify
04/04/2023
Becoming Germophiles Podcast

Join Leila Okahata, an early-career science communicator and microbiology student at UCLA, as she explores the microbial world and its impacts on human development, behavior, and mood.

USC Information Sciences Institute

Allen Institute

Allen Institute
08/25/2022
Lab Notes Podcast | Bees suffer from social isolation too

Neuroscientist Z Yan Wang investigated how social isolation impacted young bumblebees, and it looks like they grow up to be a little 'socially awkward.' Dr. Wang joins Lab Notes to talk about one of her favorite social insects.

Daily Bruin