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Tim Requarth

Journalist and lecturer
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Tim Requarth is lecturer in science and writing at the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York City. For the past five years, he has taught scientific writing courses, workshops and seminars at the university. He has also served as a writing consultant or instructor for institutions such as Columbia University, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the Allen Institute and the Santa Fe Institute.

Requarth is an award-winning science journalist and contributing writer at Slate, and his articles have been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy and Scientific American, among other publications. For nine years, he directed NeuWrite, an international network of workshops connecting scientists and writers.

His essay “The Final Five Percent” won the National Association of Science Writers 2020 Science in Society Journalism Award in the Long-form Narratives category and was featured in “Best American Science & Nature Writing 2020.” He is a 2018 recipient of the University of California, Berkeley’s 11th-Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship and the 2019-2020 recipient of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation’s Magic Grant. He holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Columbia University, where he studied sensory processing in electric fish.

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