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Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

What’s Up With Bats?

Like its predecessors – SARS, MERS, and Ebola – the 2019 novel coronavirus has been making headlines for its high transmissibility and climbing body count. Although COVID-19 may not yet spark the same degree of alarm as those viruses, it does have one thing in common with them: its chiropteran origins.

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Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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