Emily Singer is a senior writer and contributing editor for Quanta Magazine, where she covers basic biology research. Before joining Quanta in 2013, Singer was the news editor for SFARI.org, a news site covering autism research, and the biomedical editor at Technology Review, an international magazine and website affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Singer has also freelanced for Nature, Nature Medicine, New Scientist and the Los Angeles Times. She has won fellowships from the Coalition for the Advancement of Science Writing, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A graduate of the science communications program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Singer has a master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, and a bachelor’s in biology, also from the University of California, Santa Cruz.