Zivkovic, Bora


Blog and Community Editor, Scientific American, Chapel Hill, NC

Bora Zivkovic (http://coturnix.org/) is an alumnus of the Keck program and the Biology (then Zoology) department, where he studied circadian rhythms in Japanese quail (<i>Coturnix japonica</i>) under the guidance of Dr. Herbert Underwood (MS - 1998, PhD - ABD). In 2004 he decided to leave the dreary halls of academia and start pushing the envelope in online science communication. After four years writing a science blog for Seed Media Group's Scienceblogs.com (http://Scienceblogs.com, now under National Geographic), and a three-year stint as online community manager at Public Library of Science (PLoS: http://www.plos.org/), Bora landed a job as an editor at <i>Scientific American</i> (http://www.scientificamerican.com/) where his main duty is to manage a network of about 60 top-rated science blogs (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/). Apart from that, Bora is the founder of ScienceOnline (http://scienceonlinenow.org), Scienceblogging (http://scienceblogging.org) and ScienceSeeker (http://scienceseeker.org), organizer of popular annual conference ScienceOnline (held here in the Triangle every January - 2013 will be the seventh event), and series editor of Open Laboratory (http://books.scientificamerican.com/fsg/books/the-best-science-writing-online-2012/), an annual anthology of the best science writing online. He is currently a visiting faculty in the NYU school of journalism, in the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (http://journalism.nyu.edu/graduate/courses-of-study/science-health-and-environmental-reporting) and the famous Studio20 (http://studio20nyu.tumblr.com/), and serves on the advisory board of the Medical and Science Journalism program at at UNC (http://jomc.unc.edu/medicaljournalism). In his spare time, when his busy speaking and traveling schedule allows, Bora teaches Biology 101 to non-traditional students at NC Wesleyan College (http://www.ncwc.edu/adult/campuses/raleigh-durham/), and occasionally writes his own thoughts at his popular "A Blog Around The Clock" (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/a-blog-around-the-clock/).
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