Scientific Program Analyst at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Meghan Coakley, M.S., Ph.D., is a Scientific Program Analyst in Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch in the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Coakley specializes in scientific writing and communications and leads outreach and development efforts for bioinformatics initiatives and collaborations at NIAID. Her work is primarily focused on innovation in scientific data visualization and exploration, and on improving open access to data and source code in government and science. Dr. Coakley has represented the NIH 3D Print Exchange at scientific meetings, public events, and Maker Faires, most notably, at the White House Maker Faire in June 2014. Prior to joining NIAID, she worked as a freelance science writer. Dr. Coakley holds a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, and a M.S. in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University College Cork, Ireland.