Katherine Unger Baillie
Senior Science News Officer
Katherine Unger Baillie covers the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and in the School of Arts and Sciences, manages media relations for biology, earth and environmental science, and history and sociology of science. She also occasionally covers scientific research coming from other parts of Penn.
A rebirth for the historic Lazaretto
“You can hear the jets taking off overhead, you’re right next door to the airport, you can practically hear the cars on [Interstate] 95,” says David Barnes. “But if you don’t look too far to the right or to the left, you can imagine a big ship in the 1820s sailing up.
New Penn Dental Researcher George Hajishengallis Gets at the Root of Gum Disease
PHILADELPHIA — Trained as a dentist in Greece, George Hajishengallis, one of the newest faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, was happy enough with the idea of practicing dentistry there.
Penn Bioethicist Jonathan Moreno Appointed to UNESCO International Bioethics Committee
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Jonathan Moreno has been invited to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s
Penn Biologists Identify a Key Enzyme Involved in Protecting Nerves From Degeneration
PHILADELPHIA –- A new animal model of nerve injury has brought to light a critical role of an enzyme called Nmnat in nerve fiber maintenance and neuroprotection.
Penn Law festivities mark Golkin Hall Dedication Week
All this week, Penn Law School will celebrate the formal opening of its new, state-of-the-art building: Golkin Hall.
Author Tracie McMillan to discuss food justice at Penn Bookstore
As the movement to embrace fresh, local food grows—championed by companies such as Whole Foods and writers like Michael Pollan—a segment of the population is frequently left behind: members of low-income households who can’t afford to buy organic berries and don’t have the leisure time to raise tomatoes in their backyard gardens.
Army honors Penn Vet for commitment to working dogs
Cynthia Otto, an associate professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and director of Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center, wasn’t expecting the special package that was delivered to her office on a Tuesday morning in February.
Owl Monkey Twins Give Penn's Eduardo Fernandez-Duque Insight Into Monogamy
PHILADELPHIA -- In 15 years of studying owl monkeys in Argentina, this was a first: Late last November, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, assistant professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Pennsylvania, got news from his field assistants that they had spotted a
Penn Researchers Find Epstein Barr-like Virus Infects and May Cause Cancer in Dogs
PHILADELPHIA -- More than 90 percent of humans have antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus. Best known for causing mononucleosis, or “the kissing disease,” the virus has also been implicated in more serious conditions, including Hodgkin’s, non-Hodgkin’s and Burkitt’s lymphomas. Yet little is known about exactly how EBV triggers these diseases.