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Caitlin Kennedy

Caitlin Kennedy is a Manager in BIO’s Communications Department. She is a long-time native of the Washington, D.C. area and has worked at BIO since 2009.

Caitlin graduated the University of Delaware, where she studied Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Medicine. Caitlin has worked at such organizations as The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Communications and Quinn, Gillespie & Associates, Public Affairs.

What Caitlin likes best about BIO is working to bring awareness to the most recent and innovative therapies that can help save the lives of patients while bringing down the costs of health care.

She spends her free time working out to Shaun T’s Fitness DVDs, enjoying Jonah Hill’s authoritative guidance in the epicurean delights, and going on adventures with her dogs Murphy and Seamus.

Latest Posts

Can GMOs Save the Wild American Chestnut Tree?

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As we conclude the Thanksgiving holiday and head into the season of Christmas, it’s important to remind folks of the American chestnut tree blight. In the early 1900s, the eastern United States chestnut tree population was hit with a pathogenic fungus called Cryphonectria parasitica. This fungus is the main cause of chestnut blight, a disease that wiped out 3 to 4 billion trees in just a couple of decades and nearly devastated the entire chestnut Read More >

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Let’s Be Thankful for Honeybees!

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’re probably starting to think about some of your favorite dishes. In the spirit of giving thanks, we’d like to shine a light on what makes many of our favorite holiday meals possible: honey bees. You probably know that honey bees play an important role in agriculture, but did you know just how many of our Thanksgiving favorites depend on honey bee pollination? Without honey bee pollination, we wouldn’t Read More >

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With an Eye on Hunger, Scientists See Promise in Genetic Tinkering of Plants

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it’s important to remember that not everyone will be able to enjoy a big turkey meal. In fact, about 1 in 6 people in America face hunger. In 2015 alone, Feeding America reported that 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children. Through genetic engineering, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are finding ways to tackle the hunger epidemic. Read More >

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The Halloween Folklore Around Sugar from GM Sugarbeets

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Everyone loves sugar! According to the USDA, global sugar consumption for 2016/17 is forecast at a record 174 million metric tons. In 2015/16, it is predicted that approximately 10.9 million metric tons of sugar will be consumed in the United States alone. With Halloween right around the corner, sugar is certainly on everyone’s mind. According to the National Confectioners Association, the sales of candy are projected to be around $2.6 billion during the 2016 Halloween season. Read More >

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Banning GMOs in N.Y. School Lunches Carries a Price

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Dr. W. Lesser, Susan E. Lynch Professor in Science and Business at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, recently published a blog arguing that the New York PTA’s proposal to go GMO-free in the State school meals program would come with a hefty financial burden. Dr. Lesser’s piece was published in the Cornell Alliance for Science blog page and an except can be found below: The purpose here is to put a Read More >

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