Freelance Science Journalist

About Me

Knvul Sheikh is a freelance science writer with a passion for health and environmental reporting. Her interests range from the mysteries of the brain to new drug developments, as well as green energy technology, ocean exploration and other general science topics. She has written for The Atlantic, Scientific American, National Geographic, Genome Magazine and more.

Knvul is currently based in New York City. But she has lived in the foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan, swum in the tropical waters of Singapore, and backpacked across the South Island of New Zealand. She has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s in journalism from NYU's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP). When not planning her next big trip, Knvul enjoys running and experimenting with green smoothies.​


Featured Work

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Knvul Sheikh - Scientific American - Neuroscience of Perception
Knvul Sheikh - Edible Brooklyn - Genetically Modifying Food
Knvul Sheikh - Vice News - Tonic - Flu Vaccine
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Do You Hear What I Hear? Auditory Hallucinations Yield Clues to Perception

Scientific American

You Too Can Alter Your Food’s DNA at This Community Lab in Fort Greene

Edible Brooklyn

This Is How Scientists Decide What Goes In Your Flu Shot


Knvul Sheikh - The Atlantic - Neurogastronomy
Knvul Sheikh - Purist Magazine - Offshore Wind Energy
Knvul Sheikh - National Geographic - Feathered Dinosaurs
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The Science That Could Make You Crave Broccoli More Than Chocolate

The Atlantic

Oceanography: The Offshore Wind Energy Boom


Finally, You Can See Dinosaurs in All Their Feathered Glory

National Geographic


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