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Sam Apple is the Faculty Program Coordinator of the MA in Science Writing program. He teaches in the MA in Science Writing program as well as in the MA in Writing program. Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Apple taught creative writing and journalism at the University of Pennsylvania for ten years. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University.

Apple is the author of Schlepping Through the Alps and American Parent. His forthcoming book, The Warburg Effect (Norton/Liveright, 2021), is about the German biochemist Otto Warburg and new developments in cancer science. Apple has published shorts stories, personal essays, satires, and journalistic features on a wide range of topics. In recent years, he has primarily written about science and health. His work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerThe Atlantic, WiredThe Los Angeles TimesThe Financial Times MagazineESPN The MagazineThe MIT Technology Review, and McSweeney’s, among many other publications. Schlepping Through the Alps was a finalist for the PEN America Award for a first work of nonfiction. Apple also writes books for young children. To learn more about his work, please visit

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