Steve obtained his degree in Biosciences from the university of Greenwich. He won the Oxford University Press Bioscience Award in 2008.
His dissertation was in the molecular biology of cancer, and he sequenced single nucleotide polymorphisms in the tumour suppressor gene TP53, which produces the protein p53, more commonly known as the 'guardian of the genome'.
Steve has a tattoo of a DNA molecule on his arm, and when people ask him why he chose it, he tells them that it is because he is made of it.
Steve's fascination with life and the universe is reflected in his writing, and in his own words: "I just can't stop thinking about everything."