Bill Sullivan is author of Pleased To Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are (Aug 6, 2019, National Geographic Books). He is the Showalter Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he studies infectious disease. Bill has published nearly 100 papers in scientific journals and written for Scientific American, Scientific American MIND, Salon.com, COSMOS, GotScience.org, and more. He also maintains his own popular science blog called THE ‘SCOPE. Bill received his Ph.D. in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. More info at www.AuthorBillSullivan.com.
0000-0003-1823-8642 By Deborah Lee Rose I am not a scientist. You may be surprised to learn that has been the key to my 30-year career as a public science writer and author of award-winning children’s