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Elizabeth Pennisi

Elizabeth Pennisi
Alma materCornell University
Boston University
OccupationScience journalist
Years active1996–present
AwardsJames T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry (1996)

Elizabeth Pennisi is an American science journalist specializing in genomics, evolution, and microbiology.


Pennisi completed a bachelor's degree in biology at Cornell University.[1] She earned a master's degree in science writing from Boston University.[1]

Pennisi worked for the public relations office of a university where she wrote for the school's science magazine.[2] She also worked briefly with United Press International.[2] Pennisi joined Science in 1996 and became an editor in 2007.[1] She also writes for Science News for which she won the 1996 James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry.[1]




  • "Elizabeth Pennisi". Pulitzer Center. Retrieved 2022-07-31.
  • "Dr. Biology Goes to Washington DC: Science for Everyone". Arizona State University. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
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