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Luke Timmerman

Founder and Editor, Timmerman Report

Luke Timmerman is a journalist, author and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Timmerman Report, a biotech newsletter. Luke is also the author of "Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age," a biography of automated DNA sequencing pioneer Leroy Hood. Luke has won a number of prizes for his reporting, including the Scripps Howard National Journalism award, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' award and the Association of Health Care Journalists award. He is a regular commentator on KUOW, Seattle's public radio station; the co-host of the Signal podcast for STAT; and is a frequent speaker and moderator at biotech industry events. Luke has a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and was awarded a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. In 2015, Scientific American named him one of the 100 most influential people in biotech.