Megan is from Hazard, Kentucky. She earned her Medical Degree and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Louisville. Before that, she earned a B.A. in Biology and English at Cornell University. Her research experience includes bacterial population dynamics in periodontal disease as well as bacterial manipulation of inflammatory responses in chronic periodontal disease. Megan has several years’ experience teaching both science and the arts, including editing, writing, and music. In her free time, Megan writes fiction exploring our relationship to death as science and medicine advance into the near future.