Trisha Gura has been writing about molecules and medicine for 15 years. Her unique science and literary background gives her the rare ability to communicate even the most technical aspects of scienceas story. Her readership is wide, from academics at Harvard to everyday mothers, worried about their children’s health.
Trisha began her career pipetting DNA in a laboratory. In 1990, she earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology from Northwestern University in Chicago. Sensing the need for better translation of science for the general public, she embarked upon a career based on writing about the science that she loves.
In 2003, she embarked upon her most challenging project, Lying in Weight: the Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women, (Harper Collins May, 2007). Part memoir, part state-of-the-art medical journalism, this book breaks new ground in its exploration of eating problems through a uniquely expert as well as accessible voice. Trisha is currently working on various multimedia projects as well as a book, Body: the Complete Human, for National Geographic.