Senior public information officer, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, Calif.
Iqbal Pittalwala is a senior public information officer at the University of California, Riverside, where he covers the School of Medicine that was launched in 2013. He also covers a handful of departments in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. He worked for a few years at UC Irvine, too, where he covered science. He enjoys writing about science, health, and medicine; he writes fiction in his dwindling spare time. Born in Mumbai, India, he came to the United States in the mid-1980s. He has a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Stony Brook University, New York, and a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Iowa.