Debra Bailey

Co-coordinator, Micro World Investigate Lab

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • B.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology, University of Connecticut, 1977

Deb has over 30 years of experience in clinical and research laboratories, pharmaceutical AIDS research, medical ethics on an independent research review board, and science education. Recent projects at the Museum range from classes in Immunology and Cell Biology, to the Chemistry of Twinkies. She is a nature artist and freelance writer, having written CliffsNotes, science articles for Boys’ Life magazine, and entries for the Encarta World English Dictionary. In 2017, she authored a book of essays: "A Colonial Williamsburg Love Affair: Tales, Takes, and Tips From a Lifetime of Visits."

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Bailey, Deb. (2014) Bioluminescence and Fluorescence: The Search for Truth in Nature. North Carolina Naturalist 22(2): 4-5.
  • Earp, M., Bailey, D. (2011) Algae: Sublime Slime. North Carolina Naturalist 19(2): 10-11.
  • Bailey, D. (2010) Bacteria two-step. North Carolina Naturalist 18(1) 3.