I am Kara Marker, a science writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I have a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in music and research experience in microbiology, specifically work on the infectious agent Staphylococcus aureus. I also have a master’s degree in English with a concentration in technical and professional writing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am persistent and passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness.
I am a staff writer for LabRoots, the “leading scientific social networking website and producer of educational virtual events and webinars.” I cover immunology, cardiology, and clinical & molecular diagnostics. I am also the communications specialist at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. They have a beautiful campus with research groups from universities all around the state, focusing on health and nutrition. Check the NCRC out online! I also work with the Charlotte Area Science Network on content development and website design. I stay busy.
I am always looking to explore my depth as a science writer as well as translate to the public the scientific jargon present in significant findings in order to decrease the spread of misrepresented scientific phenomena. Science is exciting, and I am dedicated to utilizing my creativity and passion for explaining scientific significance to inspire people outside of the field to appreciate and become invested in the latest movements in science.
I first got interested in scientific writing thanks to Carolina Scientific, UNC’s premier research magazine. Check them out here: