Jenny Rohn

Jenny RohnJenny received a BA in Biology from Oberlin College, Ohio, and a PhD at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Since 2015, Jenny has headed the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection group in UCL’s Department of Renal Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, where her team studies how the cells of our body interact with invading bacteria. She is currently Head of the Centre of Urological Biology.

Jenny is an accomplished scientific novelist, essayist and editor. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, BBC News, Nature and The Scientist. She speaks frequently to live audiences, and appears on TV, radio, in podcasts and as an expert in science documentaries. She’s also the founder of Science is Vital, a grassroots campaign to protect public funding of science in the UK, and of the popular science/culture webzine LabLit.com.

Her most recent novel Cat Zero is a tense tale of microbes gone wrong. In addition to her three novels, her short fiction has been published in Nature, The Human Genre Project, and the Springer anthology Science Fiction by Scientists. She blogs about the scientific life at Mind The Gap and at White Coats at Dawn on the Cosmic Shambles network.