Catherine Shaffer is a freelance science writer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She took the science-first path into that line of work, starting with a M.Sc. in Biological Chemistry, then several years of research in academic and pharmaceutical industry laboratories before transitioning to journalism. Catherine has published broadly for mainstream and scientific audiences, in print, web, and broadcast radio formats. Her interests include biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and health. She also publishes a free, weekly COVID-19 newsletter, Silver Bullet.