Sarah Bay is a geneticist, science writer, editor, and program manager.

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She has a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harding University, and she did her Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University where she trained in Tamara Caspary's lab. Her dissertation focus was the intersection of Sonic Hedgehog signaling, cilia, cerebellar cancer, and a regulatory GTPase.

Sarah spent the last year and a half of grad school working part time as a science writer for the Genetics Society of America, writing for their blog, Genes to Genomes. She now works full-time role with the society as the Journals Assistant Editor and GSA Programs Manager.

Sarah currently lives in small town Mississippi with her husband—a pilot in the Air Force who loves to cook—and her two cats.