Frank A. von Hippel is a professor of ecotoxicology at Northern Arizona University. Frank was born and raised in Alaska, received his A.B. in biology at Dartmouth College in 1989, and his Ph.D. in integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996. He taught for Columbia University (1996-1999) and the University of Alaska Anchorage (2000-2016) before moving to Arizona in 2016. Frank has taught ecology field courses in over twenty countries, and conducted research in the Americas, Africa and Australia. Frank’s research has been widely covered in the press, including The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Economist, the BBC, and many other media outlets. Frank is the author of The Chemical Age (University of Chicago Press, 2020), he hosts the Science History Podcast, and he loves to write about science for both technical and general audiences.