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WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Twelve accomplished science and health journalists have been awarded a highly competitive fellowship through the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Logan Science Journalism Program.

Now in its 35th year, the Logan Science Journalism Program provides journalists with immersive and hands-on research training, giving them invaluable insight into the practice of science as well as some of today’s top news stories. The program, which offers a biomedical course and an environmental course, will run from May 31 to June 11 at Woods Hole.

Biographies of the 2022 Logan Science Journalism Fellows are here. Some of the scholarship recipients have been accepted in 2020 and can finally go to Woods Hole! Others are new winners this year. They are:

Biomedical Fellows

Hilary BrueckHealth Correspondent, Insider, Inc.

Ambika Kandasamy, American freelance journalist

Blacki Migliozzigraphic editor, The New York Times

Judith Piquedocumentary filmmaker, Curious characteristics (Vancouver, Canada

Matthew ReynoldsSenior Editor, WIRED Magazine (London, UK)

Frank SwainEditor-in-Chief, CORDIS (European Commission) (Barcelona, ​​Spain)

Environmental Fellows

Alla Katsnelsonfreelance journalist (Northampton, Mass.)

Sofia Moutinhocorresponding, Science Magazine (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Melba Newsomefreelance journalist (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Sonali Prasadfreelance journalist (New Delhi, India)

Molly SegalProducer, Canadian Broadcast Corp. (Banff, Canada)

Paul Tulisfreelance journalist (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

In honor of the program 35and anniversary, a special guest will address fellows on June 10 and participate in a Q&A, which program alumni can attend virtually. The public will be invited to watch live.

Learning by doing

In the program’s Biomedical Practical Research course, fellows learn fundamental techniques and approaches that underpin current biomedical science. Guided by top scientists, they undertake pioneering technologies for imaging and analyzing the human microbiome; genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9; and DNA sequencing and analysis. They will also have ample opportunity to discuss concepts and innovations in biological and biomedical sciences with program faculty.

In the Practical Environmental Research course, fellows conduct field research in a sand barrier, salt marsh, and watershed ecosystem on Cape Cod. They uncover the complex ways in which added nitrogen alters coastal ecosystems, including their ability to track sea level rise and impacts on marine life and coastal food webs.

All fellows collect, analyze and interpret research data, which they present in a mini-symposium at the end of the fellowship. They also have the opportunity to explore the rich scientific resources of Woods Hole.

The Practical Biomedical Research course is co-directed by Jessica Mark Welch, Ph.D., associate scientist at MBL’s Bay Paul Center, and Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Creation . The Journalism Advisor for the course is Maryn McKenna, journalist, author, senior editor at WIRED and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University.

The Practical Environmental Research course is led by Anne Giblin, Ph.D., Principal Scientist and Director of the MBL Ecosystems Center, with research scientist Javier Lloret, Ph.D., as a co-instructor. Science journalist and producer Angela Posada-Swafford is the course’s journalism advisor.

Over the years, the Logan Science Journalism Program has awarded scholarships to hundreds of journalists from prominent news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, science, National Public RadioThe Washington Post, USA Today, CNNand American scientist.


the Marine biology laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring basic biology, understanding marine biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.

the Logan Science Journalism Program is sponsored by: George & Helen HB Logan; Friends and Alumni of the Science Journalism Program; Golden Family Foundation; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Irving Weinstein Foundation, Inc.; Ross Foundation; and the Byron H. Waksman Fund for Excellence in Science Communication.

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