Hi there, I'm Chris. This blog is an excuse to tell you about neat bits of science I've happened across. I'm aiming to improve and showcase my writing through the time-honoured approach of just doing something a whole heck of a lot until it's not particularly terrible.

Rosin Cerate is a blog mostly about living things. My background is in pharmacology, public health, and environmental microbiology, so I tend to gravitate towards these areas of science.

Correspondence should be directed to rosincerate@gmail.com. If I messed something up, and you have it in you to not be a complete jerk about it, please let me know.

Rules of the blog:
(1) Weirder tends to be better
(2) Rehashing Wikipedia articles, while very tempting, is uncool
(3) Cite freely available scientific publications whenever possible

Before I came along, Rosin Cerate was an ointment-like medicine consisting of lard (from pigs), resin (from pine trees), and wax (from bees). It used to be a popular means of treating burns and blisters. I just thought it sounded cool.