About Me

I am a freelance science writer and editor with a PhD in genetics and molecular biology. I am particularly drawn to stories that explore the unintended consequences of scientific and medical advances. I have written about how the manipulation of microbes and genetics are transforming modern agriculture -- for better or worse -- and how the rampant use of antibiotics in the NICU is harming babies and -- very likely -- the rest of us.

My writing has appeared in Scientific American, Science, STAT, Discover, Nature News, and Science News, among others.

I currently serve as president of the Science Communicators of North Carolina, a contributing editor at American Scientist, and an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To see some of my work, take a look at the Clips section.




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