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Katie Estes, PhD
Freelance Medical Writer
San Diego

About Katie Estes, PhD

Dr. Estes has written scientific manuscripts, grants, fellowships, slide decks, posters, news pieces, articles for trade publications in biomanufacturing, CME, and patient education. She has experience in a variety of specialties, including oncology, immunology, endocrinology, genetic disorders, women’s health, and reproductive health.

She earned a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in University Park in biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology and a bachelor's degree. in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to publish several papers and completed an NIH fellowship studying immunology as a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego.

After nearly 10 years in the lab, she decided to take an adjunct teaching position at the University of San Diego. Soon after, she moved to Okinawa, Japan where she was a science communication and media Fellow at the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology Graduate University for 3 years where she wrote news pieces about diverse areas of research at the university, ranging from nanotechnology to ecology. 

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