About Vegan Scientist

I'm hoping this blog can be a good resource for people who don't cover up their ethical beliefs when they put on their lab coats.  There are many references for animal-free ingredients and substitutions for food, but what about that dextrose or the BSA you are using in the lab?  After all, us lab rats need to look out for each other.

Thanks to Gerry Valentine for the fantastic logo!


  1. Hi Vegan Scientist, I love the concept of your site! I work for a vegan website that's currently expanding and we're looking contributors. I was unable to find a contact page, can you please get in touch? melisser AT gmail.com Thanks!

  2. Hi Vegan Scientist,

    I'm a vegan scientist too! In fact, my facebook and my twitter pages (plus a few screen names) are vegan scientist. I just finished my PhD in engineering, but my background is in natural resource management, agriculture and human ecology. I enjoy what I've read on your blog so far! How long have you been going by vegan scientist? I've been vegan for 12 years, but I only thought of vegan scientist about 2 years ago. I can be reached at juliesinistore at gmail dot com. :o)

    1. Hi Julie! It seems like a popular name. I know who has theveganscientist.com, because I got this site first. I've had this blog called this since it started in 2009. I don't really use it as alias or anything.

  3. To all vegan scientists :)


    I just read http://www.veganscientist.com/2011/10/partial-list-of-edible-carnivorous.html. Nice, and I posted it to http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MushroomTalk

    Being a vegan scientist who discusses foraging, you'd probably fit in very well w/in our groups. You already link from that article to recipes from one of our members: Steve B.

  4. I became vegetarian about 9 months ago. I am currently in the process of becoming vegan, sometimes I slip back into having cheese. I didn't think it was possible to work professionally in a biology field without using animals. What kind of difficulties have you faced professionaly in doing so? Is it hard? How would we reach eventually manipulating genes in humans without working on animals first? I have a lot of questions about how these things are possible. I'll probably start reading quite a bit of your archives.

    I plan to start taking 1 class a semester of science in the next 2 years. I ordered used editions of the most recent freshmen level university science books and plan to read through them. I got a degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and plan to work about 7 years in Department of Human Services, and then switch into a science career later.


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