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Alan Sage

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“A plant lab was perfect for me because I didn’t have to deal with gruesome killing.”


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Alan Sage is a vegetarian scientist who channels his obsessiveness into biological research.


Alan is a rapper who raps about life and philosophy and not eating things with eyes.

Defying Expectations

Alan Sage's vegetariansism leads to his getting a letter from a Beatle.

A Vegetarian Scientist?

Alan Sage may look "terribly Jewish," but he's a crazy rapper.

30 Second Science with Alan Sage

We give Alan Sage 30 seconds to describe his science and he tells us that we're a vegetable.

10 Questions for Alan Sage

We ask Alan Sage 10 questions and he tells us that Leonard Cohen makes him "morbidly depressed."

Blog Posts

Got Nutrients?
Silence of the Tomatoes
Vita Meta Vegiman
Two Sides Of The Same Coin
Up All Night
Ask Alan Your Questions


About Alan Sage

Alan Sage was a finalist in Intel’s Science Talent Search and is currently studying Biology as an undergraduate at Yale University.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.