About #ScienceKara

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.

Follow me on Twitter @ScienceKara and Facebook.

I first got interested in scientific writing thanks to Carolina Scientific, UNC’s premier research magazine. Check them out here:

http://www.carolinascientific.org

Questions? Comments? Send me an email: sciencekara@gmail.com

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