Ms. Susan Young is the biomedicine editor for MIT's Technology Review, a magazine that identifies emerging technologies and analyzes their impact for an audience of technology and business leaders. She joined Technology Review in March 2012 to cover stories where technology stands to improve human health or advance our understanding of the human condition. She has written on stem cell therapies, cancer genomics, neural prosthetics and genetic medicines.
She earned a doctorate in molecular biology from the University of California in Berkeley in 2011, after which she studied science journalism. She has worked for the Salinas Californian newspaper, the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, and the Washington, D.C., news bureau of the scientific journal Nature.
She was raised in eastern Texas and currently lives in the Boston area.