Diana Kwon

Diana Kwon

Diana is a freelance science journalist who covers the life sciences, health, and academic life. She’s a regular contributor to The Scientist and her work has appeared in several other publications, including Scientific American, Knowable, and Quanta. Diana was a former intern at The Scientist and she holds a master’s degree in neuroscience from McGill University. She’s currently based in Berlin, Germany.

Articles by Diana Kwon
DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
Diana Kwon | Aug 6, 2020
Pangolins are poached for their scales and meat, leading researchers to develop a set of molecular tools to help track and mitigate the trade.
How the Pharma Industry Pulled Off the Pivot to COVID-19
How the Pharma Industry Pulled Off the Pivot to COVID-19
Diana Kwon | Jul 13, 2020
The urgent need for tests and therapeutics has brought companies together and pushed researchers to work at breakneck speeds.
For the Greater Good: A Profile of Eva Harris
For the Greater Good: A Profile of Eva Harris
Diana Kwon | Jul 13, 2020
Through groundbreaking studies on dengue and efforts to build scientific infrastructure in Latin America, the University of California, Berkeley, professor has bridged research with its benefits to society.
How Face Masks Can Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
How Face Masks Can Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Diana Kwon | Jul 8, 2020
As communities and businesses reopen amidst the pandemic, masks—in addition to other social distancing measures—are crucial for preventing new outbreaks.
Infographic: What We Know About How Masks Can Slow Disease Spread
Infographic: What We Know About How Masks Can Slow Disease Spread
Diana Kwon | Jul 8, 2020
Not all masks are created equal, and how they are worn makes a difference too.
Springer Nature and UC Strike Largest Open-Access Deal in US
Springer Nature and UC Strike Largest Open-Access Deal in US
Diana Kwon | Jun 16, 2020
The agreement will include approximately 2,700 journals as well as plans to transition Nature journals to open access for the University of California system.
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
Diana Kwon | Jun 4, 2020
Many colleges and universities across the US have lost millions of dollars in revenue due to COVID-19.
The Father of Autoimmunity: A Profile of Noel Rose
The Father of Autoimmunity: A Profile of Noel Rose
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2020
By revealing that animals could develop immune responses against their own tissues, the physician-scientist established an entirely new field of science.
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Why the Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Varies So Much
Why the Accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Varies So Much
Diana Kwon | May 5, 2020
The FDA cracks down on test makers as independent evaluations of their products’ performance show a need for improvement.
Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies
Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
Under constant darkness, Drosophila’s ability to form lasting memories is impaired.