Friday, August 18, 2017

Gina Kolata, Science Journalist, The New York Times


Gina Kolata is an award-winning writer. As a science and medicine reporter for The New York Times, she has written over 1,000 articles for the paper that have appeared in almost every section of the paper, including the front page. Kolata is the author of many books, including: Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss — and the Myths and Realities of Dieting; Clone: The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead; The Baby Doctors: Probing the Limits of Fetal Medicine; Sex in America; and Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It, which was a best-seller. She is the co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2007. Kolata’s career in journalism began when she joined Science magazine in 1971, where she selected reviewers for manuscripts. She eventually became a writer and then senior writer. She also wrote for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including Science, Smithsonian, GQ and Ms. Kolata earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and her master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, and studied molecular biology as a graduate student at M.I.T.

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