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 successes and failures of new treatments for autoimmune diseases are demonstrating the precarious balance our body maintains between protection and pathology 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 contributing editor at American Scientist, adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and president emerita of the Science Communicators of North Carolina,
To see some of my work, take a look at the Stories section.