INTERVIEWER PROFILES

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ANDREA ANDERSON
Genome Web Daily News

Andrea Anderson is a science reporter for the online publication GenomeWeb Daily News, based in New York City. A graduate of New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, Andrea also holds a Masters degree in cell biology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Andrea's writing has also appeared in Audubon magazine, Discover online, Nature Medicine and other publications. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
   

ORLI BAHCALL
Nature Genetics

Orli Bahcall obtained her Ph.D. from Imperial College, London, in epidemiology and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. As a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, she completed an M.Sc. in Epidemiology. Her first degree was from MIT Biology, where she researched DNA replication in S. cerevisiae. She also served as an assistant news editor of MIT's student newspaper, The Tech, and participated in the MIT-Washington Policy Internship program, serving at the NIH. She joined the Nature Genetics team in 2004.
   
CHRIS GUNTER
Nature
Chris Gunter earned a Bachelor’s degree in both genetics and biochemistry from the University of Georgia in 1992, and a PhD in genetics from Emory University in 1998. Her research was centered on human genetics and molecular biology concerning fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of mental retardation. She then completed postdoctoral work at Case Western Reserve University, examining the mechanism of mammalian X-chromosome inactivation. Dr. Gunter has also earned publishing experience at several journals, including editorial positions at Human Molecular Genetics and Science. She currently serves as the primary editor for genetics and genomics manuscripts at the international journal Nature.
   
JAN WITKOWSKI
Cold Spring Harbor Lab
Jan Witkowski is Executive Director of the Banbury Center at CSHL, holding some 24 meetings each year, covering topics in molecular and cell biology; human genetics; neuroscience; biotechnology; and societal issues of modern biology. He obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry at NIMR, London., and carried out postdoc research at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, and ICRF. He ran a DNA diagnostic laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine before moving CSHL. He has published numerous papers on human genetics and the history of experimental biology and is a coauthor with Jim Watson of the textbook Recombinant DNA: Genes and Genomes. Witkowski is editor-in-chief of Trends in Biochemical Sciences.
 

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