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As an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America, Meredith Wadman is writing a book, to be published by Viking, about a unique group of cells that are widely used in scientific research and for making vaccines that have immunized hundreds of millions of people. She has covered biomedical research politics from Washington for 17 years, writing for publications including Nature, Fortune
, the New York Times
and the Wall Street Journal
. Wadman is a graduate of Stanford University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began medical school at the University of British Columbia and completed medical school as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.