Satirical fiction

I have written a black satirical novella of academic fiction, about the world of science research.  It is called Murder by Theory.  Please email me for details.  


The Hellenworths’ Uncertainty Principle: inspired by brain surgery, this one is recently finished and sitting around waiting for me to assemble a staged reading It is a full-length, absurd, relatively dark comedy.  If you are interested in production, please email me.

The following plays were produced by Reality Aside Theatre, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit that I co-founded with my husband Wayne Yeager in 2007.  With the exception of Vacuum, they were staged at the Times Square Arts Center in New York between 2007 and 2009.  Vacuum premiered at the Wonderland Short Play Festival at Playwrights Horizons in New York in 2007.

Memoir of a craniotomy

I had a vestibular schwannoma resected in 2009.  The experience – diagnosis through recovery – I thank for directing me toward the the career that I have today.  I wrote a book about it: “You Are Here; a physicist’s memoir of her head reassembly in two acts.”  Here is the prologue.  (Here is a “patient story” article about my experience that is featured on the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center website; NOT written by me.)

Science education

I assisted in the development of a textbook for a course at Columbia College: “Scientific habits of mind”, by David Helfand.  The course is now a core requirement for undergraduates.

Short stories