High School Biology/Authors

Barbara Akre

Family camping, a Bio major at Carleton College, nuclear medicine research in Houston, and an M.A. in Biology from Rice University introduced me to the world of life. Twenty years of teaching biology and anatomy/physiology, international travel, and curriculum work with raptors, Lake Superior, whales, prairies, medicine, neuroscience, and marine aquariums confirmed my passion for all things biological. Newly retired from teaching, I appreciate this opportunity to work in the innovative arena of biology education.

Jean Brainard

Dr. Jean M. Brainard is a freelance health and science writer and curriculum specialist living in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State. She received a master's degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a doctorate in biomedical anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. A former university professor, Dr. Brainard has written hundreds of textbook chapters and encyclopedia articles on a diversity of subjects, as well as numerous professional publications based on her own research.

Niamh Gray-Wilson

Niamh Gray-Wilson is a freelance science writer and editor living in Austin, Texas. She hails from Galway, Ireland, and graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a bachelor's degree in microbiology.

Douglas Wilkin

Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. is currently the Chair, Department of Science at Arleta High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Prior to teaching high school, Dr. Wilkin held a number of faculty positions at leading research institutions throughout the United States, including the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations in Quantico, Virginia. He is extensively published.