Mr. McNeil is sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Donald G. McNeil Jr. is a science and health reporter for The New York Times, where he began work as a copy boy in 1976. He is a former Africa correspondent and has reported from fifty-five countries. He specializes in plagues and pestilences, covering including Zika, AIDS, Ebola, malaria, swine and bird flu, and mad cow disease. His new book "Zika: The Emerging Epidemic" was published by W. W. Norton in June 2016.