Jason Gencher is a McGill graduate in jazz performance on the trumpet, with a minor in biomedical sciences. With these accreditations he hopes to fulfill his vocation to practice medicine in the near future. Jason’s passion for music and science might be equally matched, if not exceeded by his zeal for reading and writing. He was drawn to the world of science writing because of his compulsive need to debunk pseudoscientific claims, sometimes by trying them out for himself. He rightly enjoys the feeling of 'burning the candle from both ends', as long is it’s not thermal-auricular therapy.