Alla KI’m a freelance science writer and editor specializing in biology, health and medicine, and science policy. My work has appeared in NatureThe GuardianScientific American, BBC Future,  SFARI.org and other publications. I’m also a contributing editor at The Scientist. In the past, I’ve spent time on staff as news editor at The Scientist and as a biomedical reporter at Nature.  I have a special fondness for stories that reflect the complexities of how scientists go about their work. There, I said it: I love writing about research methods, in the field and in the lab. In addition to my journalistic work, I also take on writing, research and editing projects for foundations and other types of non-media clients.

In a past life, I did my doctorate on mammalian brain development — rat whiskers, to be specific — at the University of Oxford. I was reborn as a science writer with the help of the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I live in Western Massachusetts with my husband and son.  I’m a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Association of Healthcare Journalists.





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