Science Journalist; Staff Writer, The Atlantic
Ed Yong is a science journalist who reports for The Atlantic and whose work has appeared in National Geographic, The New Yorker, Wired, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American, and more. His first book, I Contain Multitudes, which looks at the partnerships between animals and microbes, appeared on several best-of-2016 lists. Yong has been honored with the Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award for biomedical reporting, the Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences, and the National Academies Keck Science Communication Award for his old blog, Not Exactly Rocket Science. His TED talk on mind-controlling parasites has been watched by over 1.5 million people.