1982 B.A. American University, Washington, DC
1999-present Independent author and radio producer. Contributing Science Correspondent, National Public Radio. Contributing Correspondent, Science magazine.
1993-99 Technology Correspondent, National Public Radio
1990-93 U.S. Correspondent, New Scientist
1982-89 Freelance journalist
1984-86 Research Associate, Federation of American Scientists
Author, Master Mind: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate Who Launched the Age of Chemical Warfare, (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2005) and Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food (Perseus, 2001).
Honors and awards
1989-90 Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1986 Visiting Fellow, Institute for Peace Research, University of Hamburg, Germany.
1982-83 German Academic Exchange Service Fellow, University of Bonn.