Rodrigo Pérez Ortega covers life sciences, medicine, health, policy, and academia. He studied biomedical sciences with a focus on neuroscience at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He started his journalism career as a correspondent and editor for Medscape en Español. He later completed his master’s degree in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work has also appeared in the The New York Times, Nature, Science News, and Knowable, among others.