Joshua Nicholson is currently a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech studying the role of the karyotype in cancer initiation and progression in the lab of Dr. Daniela Cimini. He is also the founder and CEO of The Winnower, an online science publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Cruz in 2008. In addition to his work on the bench he has authored numerous articles on scientific funding and publishing.Both his work in cancer and the practice of science have been discussed in Newsweek, The Economist, The Chicago Tribune, and The Boston Globe. He is also currently a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and serves as communications co-chair on the Committee for Postdocs and Students where he edits and authors various blog posts relating to graduate student and/or postdoc issues. He is the grandson of the late UC Berkeley Professor Richard Strohman who taught him “science is for the surprises, not the prizes.” He hopes The Winnower will help uncover those surprises.