Ingrid Koo, PhD

Medical Writer

Expertise

Infectious Diseases

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Highlights

Experience

Ingrid Chou Koo, PhD, is a former writer for Verywell Family covering infectious diseases. She's a medical and science writer who has spent many years conducting laboratory research on infectious diseases and immunology. She's served as a peer reviewer for the Public Library of Science. She's currently the owner and president of Inkstone Consulting, specializing in clinical trial reporting, manuscript development, advisory board execution, and strategic publications for medical communications.

Ingrid has spent over 18 years in various biomedical research labs, more than half of which in infectious disease labs. As a graduate student and postdoc, Ingrid published several research papers on infectious diseases in renowned biomedical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. She has experience both as the head lecturer and a teaching assistant in the University of California at Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology Department. She has continued in the field of science as a medical and science writer, providing writing assistance to research scientists and pharmaceutical companies.

Education

Ingrid received a PhD in microbiology and a BA in immunology at the University of California at Berkeley. Her doctoral thesis at U.C. Berkeley's School of Public Health was on Chlamydia, a bacterium that causes sexually-transmitted and ocular diseases. After receiving her PhD, Ingrid continued post-graduate research studies as a postdoctoral fellow in an infectious disease lab at the University of California at San Francisco studying tuberculosis and the immune response against it.

 

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