Meet Science Writer, Mark Tamplin, in his own words.
I was born on Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois on February 4, 1955. Soon after, my family moved to Logan, West Virginia, and then eight years later to Clearwater, Florida. After attending Dunedin and Clearwater High Schools, I graduated with a PhD in Medical Sciences, from the University of South Florida, specializing in Medical Microbiology & Immunology.
Internationally recognized in foodborne pathogen ecology and virulence, my career has encompassed research at the US Food & Drug Administration, University of Florida, and the US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. I currently conduct research and teach in Australia. In addition, I have advised the World Health Organization, the United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization, and the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Along this journey, I have published highly cited research in more than 100 journal articles and a dozen book chapters, and secured millions of dollars in grants and contracts. From time to time, I am interviewed by influential media—such as CNN, NBC Radio and The Washington Post.
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