Joseph Osmundson is a scientist and writer. He has a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from The Rockefeller University and is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Systems Biology at NYU. His research focuses on protein structure and function and has been published in leading journals including Cell and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His scholarly writing has considered the usefulness of biological understandings of sexuality in policy and law and how art can confront and disrupt historical and contemporary violence in the biomedical sciences. His creative work – on bodies, queerness, race, geography – has been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Gawker, The Rumpus, Salon,and The Feminist Wire, where he is an Associate Editor.