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Cherie Winner was a staff writer/editor for Oceanus from 2009 to 2014. In October 2014 she moved to Penn State, where she continues to write about scientific exploration as associate director of research communications and editor of Research|Penn State magazine.

Prior to coming to WHOI, she covered research stories for Washington State Magazine and the Washington State University news service. As a freelancer, she has written 22 books for children, on subjects ranging from the ecology of Alaska’s North Slope to the history of blood transfusion, and stories for Boys’ Life, Wyoming Wildlife, the Casper Star-Tribune, and other periodicals.

Featured Work

» To Banish Biofouling
A slimy new front in the age-old battle against barnacles

» Taking It To the Limit
Light, matter, and scientific immortality

» Medicines from Marine Microbes?
Ocean bacteria vs. cystic fibrosis

» Of Dogs, Drugs, and Medical Decisions
How our genetic makeup influences our response to medications

» 50 Years of the WHOI Buoy Group
Interactive timeline of key events in the history of WHOI’s Buoy Group

» Beach Closure interactive
Kid-friendly interactive feature about beach contamination

» Welcome to Mildew Manor
And you think your house needs work

» Rare Bird
Profile of ornithologist Paul Johnsgard

» Lost Glories, Found
The search for New Zealand’s Pink and White Terraces

» Contagion
Unraveling the mystery of emerging diseases

» A Glacier’s Pace
Ocean and ice: Research on Greenland’s fjords and glaciers

» Counting Cougs
Tracking elusive mountain lions

» Dive & Discover Expedition 14
Daily dispatches, slideshows, and multimedia from a research cruise in the Mediterranean