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Katie Moisse

Contributing editor
The Transmitter

Katie Moisse is contributing editor and former news editor at The Transmitter.  She teaches science communication at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has a Ph.D. in neuropathology from the University of Western Ontario and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

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