Kamil Ahsan is a 3rd year PhD student in History of Science and Medicine at Yale. His research is focused on the histories of coral reefs using many different kinds of coral research for a holistic historical understanding of the risks anthropogenic climate change poses to reefs, using work across scientific disciplines in the 19th and 20th centuries. As an interdisciplinary scholar, his work uses tools of environmental history, history of science, philosophy, STS, and literary theory to understand the texture of historical narrative, oral histories, and histories of the present. He is particularly interested in how the natural sciences and the humanities speak to one another. Prior to Yale, he received a PhD in Developmental Biology at the University of Chicago, using embryology, genetics, molecular and cellular approaches in the zebrafish model system, as well as evolutionary biology, to ask specific questions about how vertebrate embryos are patterned. He is also a journalist, essayist, and critic who has written for The Nation, L.A. Review of Books, NPR, The Baffler, Dissent, The Boston-Globe, and more.