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Nsikan Akpan

Science Editor
National Geographic

Nsikan Akpan is a Science Editor at National Geographic.┬áBefore joining National Geographic, Akpan was the digital science producer for PBS NewsHour, where he co-created the YouTube series ScienceScope. He has also worked for Science Magazine, Science News Magazine, and NPR and is an alum of the science communication program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his PhD at Columbia University, where he studied pathobiology and developed potential remedies for stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, his research career involved work on pathogens, namely Chagas disease, and he also worked as a science writer for the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University. His reporting has garnered a AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and a George Foster Peabody Award.

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