Director, Knight Science Journalism Program, MIT
Deborah Blum, the director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, The Poisoner's Handbook. Her latest book, The Poison Squad, will be the subject of a documentary on American Experience in January. She won the Pulitzer in 1992 for a series of newspaper articles on primate research and has since written for publications including The New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Time magazine. She is the founding publisher of the award-winning science magazine, Undark. She serves on the board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and, in recognition of her work as a science writer, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a lifetime associate of the National Academy of Sciences.