Karl Leif Bates

Director of Research Communications, Duke University

A 15-year veteran of newspaper journalism and former winner of the AAAS science writing award, Karl now edits and writes research news from all units of Duke University, including Arts & Sciences, the Fuqua School of Business, the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Pratt School of Engineering and Duke Medicine.

He's the editor of Duke Research, an online magazine, bi-weekly email, and team-written blog featuring multimedia storytelling.

Karl serves on the advisory boards of EurekAlert! and the Science and Medical Journalism Program at the University of North Carolina, and is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Science Communicators of North Carolina.