Kyle McLean, Communication Fellow

Communication Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Engineering, Niles Lab

A failed playwright, comic writer, and rock’n’roller, Kyle eventually found his way from his native Toronto to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he earned his PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in 2016. There, Kyle grew to love human parasites, and he believes they are the only creatures that see humans for what they really are: a warm and exploitable biological niche. In late 2016, Kyle joined the lab of Jacquin Niles in the Department of Biological Engineering, where he is developing new tools for the genetic manipulation of malaria parasites. In addition to the Communication Lab, Kyle is also a member of the BE Postdoc Association. As an information design enthusiast, Kyle can often be found muttering about the plight of the colorblind and the inexplicable ubiquity of Norman doors.