Dan Ferber is a freelance science and medical journalist in Urbana, Ill.,
who covers research and clinical news for WebMD. He also writes news and
feature articles for Science, is a contributing correspondent for Science's
online news service, ScienceNow, and is a staff writer for HMS Beagle. His
articles have also appeared in a variety of print and online publications,
including BioMedNews, Sierra magazine, and the Illinois Times. He is a member
of the National Association of Science Writers, the Society of Environmental
Journalists, and the National Writers Union.
Dan graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1984 with a bachelor's
degree in zoology. He earned a PhD in biology from Johns Hopkins University in
1993 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology for three years at the
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) before jumping full-time into
the world of science and medical journalism. He earned a master's in journalism
at UIUC, where he was a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha honor society, and won
the Marian Baruck Brody award there for the best feature article in 1998.