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Jacqueline Houtman, PhD

Science Writer, The COVID Tracking Project

Jacqueline Houtman’s doctoral research investigated the immune response to a coronavirus in a mouse model for multiple sclerosis. She participated in the Data Entry and Science Communication teams at The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic. As a freelance biomedical science writer and editor, she worked with organizations including the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, FASEB, The Dana Foundation, and The National Hemophilia Foundation. She is an award-winning author of books for young people.

Dr. Houtman received a BA in Biological Sciences and an MS in Animal Science from the University of Delaware, as well as a PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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