Gina Kolata is a science reporter at the New York Times, her articles where her articles appear on a weekly basis. She has studied at M.I.T. (molecular biology at the graduate level) she also has a master's degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland and an honorary doctorate from Bowdoin College. She has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and 2010. In 2010 she also won a writing award from the Silurian Society for a number of articles about the war on cancer as well as an award from The Associated Press Sports Editors for writing on the intersex athlete Caster Semenya and the world track championships. Ms. Kolata has also received awards from a number of other groups including the Association of American Health Care Journalists and a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Maryland.
She has spoken at a number of colleges, universities and medical schools. She is also the author of a number of books including: Mercies in Disguise: A story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them, Rethinking thin: The new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting, and Ultimate fitness: The quest for truth about exercise and health ( .