BA, Denison University, Granville, Ohio; 1993, MA, Georgetown University, Washington DC; 2005, Medical Evidence Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Knight Foundation. 1999, joined NPR as General Assignment Reporter, covering a range of topics from environmental policy to the news of the day in Washington; stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered; Host, NPR video series Tiny Desk Kitchen. Currently, broadcast journalist based in Washington DC; Correspondent, NPR News and contributor to PBS NewsHour. 2009, Kaiser Media Fellow, focusing on health. Nominee, 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, for broadcast radio coverage of food and nutrition. Recipient of awards and honours, including: with colleagues on The Salt, 2012 James Beard Award for best food blog; Media Award for reporting on food and nutrition, American Society for Nutrition (2009); Consumer Journalism in radio, National Press Club Award (2006); James Beard Award for Broadcast (2016).
PhD, Northwestern. Former: Founding Dean, College of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. Currently, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST; Dean, KAIST Institutes. Former Chair, Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies and on Biotechnology, World Economic Forum. Director: Bioprocess Engineering Research Centre; Bioinformatics Research Centre; Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biotech; DTU NNF Centre for Biosustainability. Fellow: AAAS; AIChE; TWAS; American Academy of Microbiology; Korean Academy of Science and Technology; Society for Industrial Microbiology; National Academy of Engineering of Korea; American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Engineering Foreign Member, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, USA. Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Science and Technology. Editor-in-Chief, Biotechnology Journal. Editor and member of the board, 30 biotechnology journals. Author of 560 journal papers. Holds 620 patents in the fields of biotechnology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, systems biology, industrial biotechnology, drug discovery, nanobiotechnology, diagnostics. Recipient of honours and awards.