I first heard of Roger Kaspar and his biotech firm TransDerm mere days after arriving in Santa Cruz last year. The story, of his tiny company’s quest to treat an ultra-rare disease, stuck with me. I held on to the story for just the right opportunity.
The opportunity was Science Notes, the annual online magazine of UC Santa Cruz’ Science Communication program. Eight months ago I pitched the story to Rob Irion, program director and Science Notes editor. Today it appears as “Under Thick Skin.” Beyond the written story, I produced a portrait, a podcast, and a video – all incorporated into the Under Thick Skin package.