Beth Mole /

Health Reporter

Beth is Ars Technica’s health reporter. She’s interested in everything from biomedical research to infectious disease, health policy and law. And she loves all things microbial. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in biology and world music from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She got the hankering to write in graduate school while studying how bacteria win molecular wars against plants. After a stint of postdoctoral research developing drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, Beth attended the Science Communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has written for Nature, Science, The Scientist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Science News. When not writing, she bakes and runs. One of these days she’ll dust off her drum set. Beth lives in Washington, DC.