Katie McKissick is a science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes?and will be in bookstores December 2013. She also has self-published collections of comics like Amoeba Hugs and Other Nonsense and Little Cells available on amazon.com. She currently works for a university science communications office and freelances for educational publishers, writing science lesson plans and content resources for K-12 students. On her blog, Beatrice the Biologist, she strives to make science funny, comprehensible, and engaging with science comics, videos, and ramblings. She tweets @beatricebiology. Her work can be found at www.beatricebiologist.com.