Author Archive: Caitlin Kennedy

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

A Clue to Growing Food on Mars Someday

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With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%, the Martian has become a box office hit, grossing over $571 million worldwide. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. With a limited amount of supplies, he must find a way to survive on the hostile planet while members of NASA and fellow crew members work to bring him back home.  The conditions on Mars aren’t conducive for human survival making for Read More >

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Why Pumpkins And Squashes Aren’t Extinct

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Thanksgiving is just a day away which means family, football and pie. The typical Thanksgiving feast can include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash and pumpkin pie. However, a recent blog in the National Geographic argues that many of the common Thanksgiving food staples shouldn’t be around today. In“Why Pumpkins And Squashes Aren’t Extinct,” Ed Young explains why pumpkin, squashes, gourds, and courgettes shouldn’t exist: These common dinner-table vegetables are all part of a group of plants called Cucurbita, whose wild Read More >

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What the Risk-Monger Had to Say about GMOs

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I recently attended a presentation by David Zaruk, who is better known as the Risk-Monger. His remarks and insight were so helpful that I felt it was worth sharing with the BIOtechNow audience. For those who are unfamiliar, David Zaruk has been an EU risk and science communications specialist since 2001. He has been involved and active in such EU policy events as REACH and SCALE to the Pesticides Directive, and Science in Society questions to the use of the Precautionary Principle. Read More >

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BIO World Congress Update: Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is taking place next April 17-20, 2016 in sunny San Diego, CA. BIO has officially extended the Call for Proposals Deadline to November 20, 2016. So, there is still time to submit an abstract for a panel session, speaker submission, or GreenTech Investor Session! Proposed presentations can cover a range of topics, including: Renewable Chemicals Biobased Products Enzyme development Algae for fuels and bioproducts Specialty Chemicals Synthetic Read More >

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A Snack and a Science Lesson in One

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Last week freelance science journalist and frequent contributor to Nature Biotechnology Emily Waltz was able to try a bite of the non-browning apple. Along with her children, the group put the genetically modified apples through “a battery of tests to see how child-friendly and tasty they really are.” She blogged about her experience in the NY Times: The apples also gave us an opportunity to talk about what genetic engineering is and where we stand on the Read More >

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