Sarah is a freelance science writer based in Orange County, California.
She has a doctorate in molecular microbiology and immunology from USC and a master’s in journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University. Her undergraduate degree in biochemistry is from Imperial College, London.
Her passion is turning complex concepts into compelling stories (and visuals) that readers can understand and enjoy.
Stories by Sarah Nightingale:
What if doctors could stop arthritis before it starts?
A novel off-the-shelf bio-implant containing embryonic stem cells has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of cartilage injuries.
Molecule could help meet need for new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Research led by USC’s Justin Schaal is working on boosting the body’s response to infections with a bio-inspired peptide.
Want to lose weight? Diet drinks might not be the sweet spot
Artificial sweeteners may increase food cravings and appetite in women and people who are obese, a study led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds.
Ethnic diversity in research identifies more genomic regions linked to diabetes-related traits
By including multi-ethnic participants, a largescale genetic study has identified more regions of the genome linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits than if the research had been conducted in Europeans alone.
Student-led task force promotes racial justice at Keck School of Medicine of USC
More than 60 students and faculty are tackling initiatives like developing an anti-racist guide for use in preparing course materials and increasing outreach to prospective students from Black and Latino communities.
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati lends expertise to White House COVID-19 task force
The associate dean for community initiatives at the Keck School of Medicine of USC recently shared local vaccination strategies with national leaders in the hope of potentially implementing them across the country.
Taking on vaccine hesitancy among people of color
The available COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be both safe and effective. Now, physicians at USC are figuring out how to disseminate that information to the people who need it.
Medical school volunteers help those in need during COVID-19
Keck School of Medicine students and faculty formed the COVID-19 Advocacy Group to better assist the elderly, domestic violence victims and asylum detainees.
To prevent cancer, USC researchers look beyond traditional risk factors
Big data studies in diverse populations will offer new insights into cancer risk and help USC investigators target outreach, screening and prevention efforts.
USC researchers are creating the cheaper, cleaner fuels of the future
Trojan scientists are raiding deep fryers, developing alternative crops and turning to kelp in their quest to create renewable biofuels.