Alison Irvine

science writer, educator

Brooklyn, US


Alison Irvine is a science writer and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a Publications Manager and Senior Writer on the Clinical Communication team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In this role, she collaborates with physicians in the Department of Medicine to capture and share advances in cancer research and patient care. She is the founding organizer and an Executive Board Member of the Biodesign Challenge, a global competition and educational program that pairs art and science students to envision the future of biotechnology. In 2019, Alison was an artist-in-residence at The Innovative Genomics Institute and Stochastic Labs, exploring the future of CRISPR gene-editing technology. In addition, she teaches courses on biodesign and biomaterials at The Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. Alison has written articles on emerging technologies and bioethics for Popular Science Magazine, The Center for Genetics and Society, and The Innovative Genomics Institute.