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  • Dr. Nancy Jennings

    Animal Science & Behavior

    Main Areas of Expertise Ecology; Conservation science; Bioacoustics; Agricultural ecology Secondary Areas of Expertise Behavioural ecology; Marine biology; Food webs; Population dynamics; Whole-organism biology; Mammalian biology; Echolocation Taxa in which she has specialist knowledge: mammals, bats, hares and other lagomorphs, cetaceans, pinnipeds and shrews Biography Since obtaining her PhD from the University of Bristol, Dr Nancy Jennings worked as a commissioning editor in...

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  • Dr. Thressa Smith

    Animal Science & Behavior

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience, Animal behaviour, Pharmacology Secondary Areas of Expertise Drugs of abuse, Drug discovery Biography Collaborating with basic scientists in pharmacology, chemistry, and behavior as well as with clinicians throughout her career has afforded Dr Thressa Smith a deeper understanding of neuroscience, neurochemistry, and medicine than that derived from the point of view of a single field. She pursued postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of...

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  • Dr. Nia Cason

    Animal Science & Behavior

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience, psychology, cognitive neuroscience Secondary Areas of Expertise Neurolinguistics, neurosurgery, animal studies Biography Dr Nia Cason is a freelance editor and researcher specialised in neuroscience, psychology and cognitive neuroscience, with particular expertise in auditory neuroscience and cognitive dysfunction. Her PhD (Aix-Marseille University III) was concerned with the cognitive neuroscience of music and language, for which she worked with...

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  • Dr. Laura Zonia

    Bioengineering & Biophysics

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science; Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysics Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical Science; Chemistry; Bioengineering; Nanoscience Biography Dr Laura Zonia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and has worked as a research scientist, project leader, scientific author, and peer-reviewer for more than 20 years. Her primary research areas include plant cell biology, dynamical and complex systems, and plant physiology. She has authored more than 15...

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  • Dr. Tina Bakolitsa

    Bioengineering & Biophysics

    Biography Dr Tina Bakolitsa has worked as a researcher in both the US and UK (Burnham Institute for Medical Research, CA; The Salk Institute, CA; University of Leicester, UK) in a range of life science fields including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cellular biology, neuroscience and bioinformatics. Her research output includes over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and she has extensive experience editing and reviewing academic manuscripts in both formal and informal capacities. ...

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  • Dr. Stephany Tzeng

    Bioengineering & Biophysics

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Tissue Engineering Secondary Areas of Expertise Immunology, Vaccine Delivery, Brain Cancer, Polymer Science, Stem Cells Biography Dr. Stephany Tzeng earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 from Yale University, where she wrote her thesis on the use of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, with applications to neural tissue engineering. Her doctoral work in...

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  • Dr. Lindsey Goff

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Haematological malignancies; B- and T-cell immunology; Tumour microenvironment Secondary Areas of Expertise Solid cancers Biography Dr Lindsey Goff was with Cancer Research UK for 25 years doing basic immunology and cancer research, in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Ultimately, she specialised in haematological oncology, in particular follicular lymphoma, and focused on the molecular detection of minimal disease levels and on the immune...

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  • Dr. Cecile Rouleau

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Oncology; Cell and molecular biology; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell cycle; Signal transduction Biography Cecile Rouleau has been working and publishing for 13 years in the area of cancer research. Cecile has studied tumor angiogenesis at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) before joining Genzyme Corporation (Cambridge, MA) to work on antibody and small molecule drug discovery. Qualifications PhD Biochemistry, Tufts...

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  • Dr. Julia Burnier

    Cancer Research

    After completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Burnier pursued a PhD in cell biology from McGill University where her thesis was given distinction. The focus of her PhD was the metastatic potential of cancer cells and the molecular mechanisms underlying invasion and angiogenesis. Julia went on to become a post-doctoral researcher in clinical research at McGill, where she studied the role of inhibitors of growth on a metastasis model. She then pursued...

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  • Dr. Julie Roda

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Immunology; Cancer biology; Molecular and cellular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer genetics; Medical oncology; Physiology Biography Dr Julie Roda's overall research interests lie in the immunosuppressive effects of cancer in the tumor microenvironment and the manner in which infiltrating immune cells can influence cancer growth and progression. As a graduate student at Ohio State, she worked to characterize the response of natural killer (NK) cells...

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  • Dr. Stephen Cooke

    Cancer Research

    Dr. Stephen Cooke received his undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from The City University, London in 1991 and his PhD in Immunology from KingÂ’s College, London in 1995. His PhD focused the immunobiology of xenograft rejection, a complex subject requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the innate and adaptive immune systems. His first post-doctoral position was a research fellowship at the world-renowned Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, where his work...

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  • Dr. Corina Marx

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Cell biology; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Signal transduction; Ubiquitination Biography Dr. Corina Marx obtained her PhD in the Plant and Microbial Biology department of the University of California at Berkeley studying the role of proteases in the regulation of seed dormancy. Dr. Marx shifted her focus to biomedical sciences to pursue a specialisation in cancer research during her postdoctoral fellowship. She...

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  • Dr. Christopher Patil

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Protein biochemistry; Signal transduction Secondary Areas of Expertise Developmental biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biophysics Biography Dr Christopher Patil pursued a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Francisco, studying signal transduction in cellular stress responses. At UCSF, thesis work involved some of the earliest functional genomics studies to use expression profiling by microarrays. After a postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Cecilia Devoto

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Microbiology; Infectious disease Secondary Areas of Expertise Malariology; Cellular, Molecular and Medical Parasitology Biography Dr. Cecilia Devoto's doctorate focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, to invade target mammalian cells. She assisted with the generation of transgenic malaria parasites used to elucidate specific gene function at the Laboratory of...

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  • Mr. Stephen Armstrong

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Pharmacology; Endocrinology; Molecular biology; Cell signalling Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular neuroscience; Cancer biology Biography Dr. Stephen Armstrong's doctorate focused on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor signaling and the neuroendocrine control of reproduction, and he identified novel mechanisms of GnRH pulse frequency decoding. He performed post-doctoral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA,...

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  • Dr. Kelie Reece

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology, Proteomics, Molecular biology, Pharmacology, Signaling Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Cell biology, Drug discovery Biography Dr. Reece obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University, after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Research, using elements of both Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Reece has extensive editing experience as she has reviewed many manuscripts for peer-reviewed...

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  • Dr. Valerie Matarese

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Molecular and cellular biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemical techniques; Signal transduction; Genomics Biography After completing her studies, Valerie did post-doctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA) and was employed for 5 years by the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKlein). In 1997, she launched an independent enterprise offering editing, original content...

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  • Dr. Karen Pulford

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Haematological malignancies; Biomarkers; Cancer biology; Tumour immunology and microenvironment; Immunotherapy; Monoclonal antibody technology Secondary Areas of Expertise Solid tumours; Diagnostic/prognostic techniques; Chemotherapy Biography Dr Karen Pulford worked at the University of Oxford over a period of 29 years during which time she directed research, becoming the Reader in Immunodiagnostics in 2008. Her initial area of research was in the field of...

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  • Dr. Kenneth McCreath

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research and molecular metabolism Secondary Areas of Expertise Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Biography Dr Kenneth McCreath received a University education in Scotland and has worked as a research scientist in various institutions for 20 years, including post-doctoral stays at MIT (Cambridge, MA) and Aberdeen University (Scotland, UK), where he worked on fungal cell-wall remodelling. In 1993, Kenneth took a break from academic research and joined...

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  • Dr. Stephany Tzeng

    Cancer Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Tissue Engineering Secondary Areas of Expertise Immunology, Vaccine Delivery, Brain Cancer, Polymer Science, Stem Cells Biography Dr. Stephany Tzeng earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 from Yale University, where she wrote her thesis on the use of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, with applications to neural tissue engineering. Her doctoral work in...

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  • Dr. Laura Zonia

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science; Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysics Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical Science; Chemistry; Bioengineering; Nanoscience Biography Dr Laura Zonia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and has worked as a research scientist, project leader, scientific author, and peer-reviewer for more than 20 years. Her primary research areas include plant cell biology, dynamical and complex systems, and plant physiology. She has authored more than 15...

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  • Dr. Cecile Rouleau

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Oncology; Cell and molecular biology; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell cycle; Signal transduction Biography Cecile Rouleau has been working and publishing for 13 years in the area of cancer research. Cecile has studied tumor angiogenesis at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) before joining Genzyme Corporation (Cambridge, MA) to work on antibody and small molecule drug discovery. Qualifications PhD Biochemistry, Tufts...

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  • Dr. Julia Burnier

    Cell Biology

    After completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Burnier pursued a PhD in cell biology from McGill University where her thesis was given distinction. The focus of her PhD was the metastatic potential of cancer cells and the molecular mechanisms underlying invasion and angiogenesis. Julia went on to become a post-doctoral researcher in clinical research at McGill, where she studied the role of inhibitors of growth on a metastasis model. She then pursued...

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  • Dr. Julie Roda

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Immunology; Cancer biology; Molecular and cellular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer genetics; Medical oncology; Physiology Biography Dr Julie Roda's overall research interests lie in the immunosuppressive effects of cancer in the tumor microenvironment and the manner in which infiltrating immune cells can influence cancer growth and progression. As a graduate student at Ohio State, she worked to characterize the response of natural killer (NK) cells...

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  • Dr. Corina Marx

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Cell biology; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Signal transduction; Ubiquitination Biography Dr. Corina Marx obtained her PhD in the Plant and Microbial Biology department of the University of California at Berkeley studying the role of proteases in the regulation of seed dormancy. Dr. Marx shifted her focus to biomedical sciences to pursue a specialisation in cancer research during her postdoctoral fellowship. She...

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  • Dr. Christopher Patil

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Protein biochemistry; Signal transduction Secondary Areas of Expertise Developmental biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biophysics Biography Dr Christopher Patil pursued a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Francisco, studying signal transduction in cellular stress responses. At UCSF, thesis work involved some of the earliest functional genomics studies to use expression profiling by microarrays. After a postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Cecilia Devoto

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Microbiology; Infectious disease Secondary Areas of Expertise Malariology; Cellular, Molecular and Medical Parasitology Biography Dr. Cecilia Devoto's doctorate focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, to invade target mammalian cells. She assisted with the generation of transgenic malaria parasites used to elucidate specific gene function at the Laboratory of...

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  • Dr. Dolores Mruk

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Reproductive Physiology; Endocrinology; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology Biography Dr. Dolores Mruk is currently studying male reproductive physiology at the Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council in New York. Her research focuses on understanding how Sertoli and germ cells in the testis communicate with each other and how these interactions can be transiently disrupted. Her research findings are being translated into identifying safe and...

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  • Dr. Anne Claire Burns

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics, Meiosis & Mitosis, Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Expression. Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Cytogenetics, Evolution, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Education Biography Dr Claire Burns holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe and the USA over the past 15 years. Dr Burns has extensive research experience within academia, and...

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  • Dr. Cathy Thaler

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Developmental biology; Signal transduction; Protein biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Fertilisation; Organelle motility; Egg activation; Early development Biography Dr. Thaler's training incorporates a broad background in cell, molecular, and developmental biology, as well as reproductive biology. Her research endeavours began with work as a mariculturist studying captive breeding of Homarus americanus. Since graduate school she has...

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  • Dr. Kelly Jackson

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular nutrition; Technical reports Biography Dr. Kelly Jackson has a diverse background with experience in multiple fields of research, gained through employment in academic, government, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries in the UK and Canada. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Jackson was employed as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, where she was responsible...

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  • Dr. Kim Brownhill

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Cell cycle; Molecular trafficking Secondary Areas of Expertise Endocytosis; Molecular motors; Cytoskeleton Biography Dr. Kim Brownhill gained a First Class BSc in Biology and completed her PhD on the function and regulation of kinesin-1, -2, and -3 at the University of Manchester. She performed research into the composition of the endosomal-specific ESCRT1 complex as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Life Science, University of Manchester,...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Cell Biology

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Dr. Fiona Russell

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Cell biology; Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Pain; Arthritis; Inflammation; Vascular biology; Neuropeptides; Ion channels; Cytokines; Proteases; In vivo electrophysiology; Leukocyte recruitment Biography Dr. Fiona Russell graduated from the University of Oxford in 2003 with a first class Masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and received her PhD in Pharmacology from King's College London in 2007. Her...

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  • Dr. Rob Rigor

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Protein kinases/phosphorylation; Cell signalling; Microvascular physiology; Blood-brain barrier; Endothelial cell biology; Protein biochemistry; Cell physiology; Membrane transport; Cell volume regulation Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell signalling; Vertebrate physiology; Cardiovascular physiology; Inflammation; Membrane biology; Cell biology; Membrane biology; Neurobiology; Molecular biology; Fluorescence imaging; Analytic chemistry; Enzyme kinetics Biography ...

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  • Dr. John Ankers

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Systems Biology; Live cell imaging; Cell cycle; Intracellular signalling in cancer and inflammation Secondary Areas of Expertise Metabolism; Computational biology; Bioinformatics Biography Dr John Ankers has an interdisciplinary background combining computer science, mathematics and cellular and molecular biology. He has worked at the overlap of these fields for prominent groups at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, developing predictive...

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  • Dr. Valerie Matarese

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Molecular and cellular biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemical techniques; Signal transduction; Genomics Biography After completing her studies, Valerie did post-doctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA) and was employed for 5 years by the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKlein). In 1997, she launched an independent enterprise offering editing, original content...

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  • Dr. Tina Bakolitsa

    Cell Biology

    Biography Dr Tina Bakolitsa has worked as a researcher in both the US and UK (Burnham Institute for Medical Research, CA; The Salk Institute, CA; University of Leicester, UK) in a range of life science fields including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cellular biology, neuroscience and bioinformatics. Her research output includes over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and she has extensive experience editing and reviewing academic manuscripts in both formal and informal capacities. ...

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  • Dr. Dolores Takemoto

    Cell Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Genetics Secondary Areas of Expertise Retina and lens research; Protein biochemistry; Enzymology; Animal models; Diabetes Biography Dr Takemoto has expertise with editing research grants, book chapters, and reviews. She has over 100 publications, and 32 years of research experience. She served for 10 years on the NIH Visual Sciences Small Business Study Section from 2000 – 2010, three times per year. She...

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  • Dr. Cecile Rouleau

    Cell Cycle

    Main Areas of Expertise Oncology; Cell and molecular biology; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell cycle; Signal transduction Biography Cecile Rouleau has been working and publishing for 13 years in the area of cancer research. Cecile has studied tumor angiogenesis at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) before joining Genzyme Corporation (Cambridge, MA) to work on antibody and small molecule drug discovery. Qualifications PhD Biochemistry, Tufts...

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  • Dr. Stephen Cooke

    Cell Cycle

    Dr. Stephen Cooke received his undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from The City University, London in 1991 and his PhD in Immunology from KingÂ’s College, London in 1995. His PhD focused the immunobiology of xenograft rejection, a complex subject requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the innate and adaptive immune systems. His first post-doctoral position was a research fellowship at the world-renowned Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, where his work...

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  • Dr. Kim Brownhill

    Cell Cycle

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Cell cycle; Molecular trafficking Secondary Areas of Expertise Endocytosis; Molecular motors; Cytoskeleton Biography Dr. Kim Brownhill gained a First Class BSc in Biology and completed her PhD on the function and regulation of kinesin-1, -2, and -3 at the University of Manchester. She performed research into the composition of the endosomal-specific ESCRT1 complex as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Life Science, University of Manchester,...

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  • Dr. John Ankers

    Cell Cycle

    Main Areas of Expertise Systems Biology; Live cell imaging; Cell cycle; Intracellular signalling in cancer and inflammation Secondary Areas of Expertise Metabolism; Computational biology; Bioinformatics Biography Dr John Ankers has an interdisciplinary background combining computer science, mathematics and cellular and molecular biology. He has worked at the overlap of these fields for prominent groups at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, developing predictive...

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  • Dr. Christopher Patil

    Chromatin & DNA Replication

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Protein biochemistry; Signal transduction Secondary Areas of Expertise Developmental biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biophysics Biography Dr Christopher Patil pursued a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Francisco, studying signal transduction in cellular stress responses. At UCSF, thesis work involved some of the earliest functional genomics studies to use expression profiling by microarrays. After a postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Lockhart

    Chromatin & DNA Replication

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Developmental biology; Chromatin and DNA repair Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant molecular biology; Plant Genetics Biography Jennifer started her scientific career at the age of 17, when she worked in a laboratory that used NMR spectroscopy to study calcium ATPase. After earning a BA degree in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a PhD in Botany at the University of Maryland. She studied the developmental genetics of in vitro...

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  • Dr. Kelly Jackson

    Chromatin & DNA Replication

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular nutrition; Technical reports Biography Dr. Kelly Jackson has a diverse background with experience in multiple fields of research, gained through employment in academic, government, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries in the UK and Canada. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Jackson was employed as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, where she was responsible...

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  • Dr. Robert Phillips

    Chromatin & DNA Replication

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; DNA repair and recombination; Human preterm birth Secondary Areas of Expertise Clinical science (Urology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology); Virology Biography After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, I undertook postgraduate research in the laboratory of Professor Peter Emmerson at Newcastle University, studying the DNA repair enzyme RecBCD. I remained under the supervision of Prof. Emmerson for my first postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Katrina Woolcock

    Chromatin & DNA Replication

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Gene expression; Epigenetics & Chromatin; RNA interference; Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Non-coding RNAs; Transcription; Nuclear organization; Stress responses; DNA damage & repair Biography After completing a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Katrina Woolcock moved to Switzerland to pursue a PhD at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel. Here, she studied the role of the RNA...

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  • Dr. Laura Zonia

    Developmental Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science; Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysics Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical Science; Chemistry; Bioengineering; Nanoscience Biography Dr Laura Zonia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and has worked as a research scientist, project leader, scientific author, and peer-reviewer for more than 20 years. Her primary research areas include plant cell biology, dynamical and complex systems, and plant physiology. She has authored more than 15...

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  • Dr. Dolores Mruk

    Developmental Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Reproductive Physiology; Endocrinology; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology Biography Dr. Dolores Mruk is currently studying male reproductive physiology at the Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council in New York. Her research focuses on understanding how Sertoli and germ cells in the testis communicate with each other and how these interactions can be transiently disrupted. Her research findings are being translated into identifying safe and...

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  • Dr. Cathy Thaler

    Developmental Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Developmental biology; Signal transduction; Protein biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Fertilisation; Organelle motility; Egg activation; Early development Biography Dr. Thaler's training incorporates a broad background in cell, molecular, and developmental biology, as well as reproductive biology. Her research endeavours began with work as a mariculturist studying captive breeding of Homarus americanus. Since graduate school she has...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Lockhart

    Developmental Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Developmental biology; Chromatin and DNA repair Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant molecular biology; Plant Genetics Biography Jennifer started her scientific career at the age of 17, when she worked in a laboratory that used NMR spectroscopy to study calcium ATPase. After earning a BA degree in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a PhD in Botany at the University of Maryland. She studied the developmental genetics of in vitro...

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  • Dr. Dolores Mruk

    Diabetes & Glucose Homeostatis

    Main Areas of Expertise Reproductive Physiology; Endocrinology; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology Biography Dr. Dolores Mruk is currently studying male reproductive physiology at the Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council in New York. Her research focuses on understanding how Sertoli and germ cells in the testis communicate with each other and how these interactions can be transiently disrupted. Her research findings are being translated into identifying safe and...

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  • Dr. Clement Weinberger

    Diabetes & Glucose Homeostatis

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Signal transduction; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Infectious diseases; Public health; Vaccines; Clinical case studies Biography Dr. Clement Weinberger has been a medical and biological science writer and editor for nearly 20 years and holds a PhD. in Cell Biology from New York University. His thesis research was on cell communication during development of spatial patterns in early animal development. He has additional experience...

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  • Dr. Parveen Khan

    Diabetes & Glucose Homeostatis

    Dr Parveen Khan holds a BSc. (joint honours) in Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry) from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Analytical Science from the University of Manchester. Dr Khan undertook a period of postdoctoral training at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research (the research arm of the world famous Christie NHS Foundation Trust). She collaborated with scientists and clinicians at the Christie Hospital, other hospitals and universities to develop appropriate analytical...

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  • Dr. Kenneth McCreath

    Diabetes & Glucose Homeostatis

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research and molecular metabolism Secondary Areas of Expertise Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Biography Dr Kenneth McCreath received a University education in Scotland and has worked as a research scientist in various institutions for 20 years, including post-doctoral stays at MIT (Cambridge, MA) and Aberdeen University (Scotland, UK), where he worked on fungal cell-wall remodelling. In 1993, Kenneth took a break from academic research and joined...

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  • Dr. Mark Cleasby

    Diabetes & Glucose Homeostatis

    Dr Cleasby has spent 17 years in biomedical research, having initially trained and practiced in veterinary medicine. He has worked in the UK and Australia; in the UK, he was a senior lecturer and principal investigator at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has specific expertise in the areas of diabetes, metabolism and obesity research, and more widely in endocrinology and animal physiology. In particular, his research focused on the pathophysiology of insulin resistance in...

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  • Dr. Nancy Jennings

    Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

    Main Areas of Expertise Ecology; Conservation science; Bioacoustics; Agricultural ecology Secondary Areas of Expertise Behavioural ecology; Marine biology; Food webs; Population dynamics; Whole-organism biology; Mammalian biology; Echolocation Taxa in which she has specialist knowledge: mammals, bats, hares and other lagomorphs, cetaceans, pinnipeds and shrews Biography Since obtaining her PhD from the University of Bristol, Dr Nancy Jennings worked as a commissioning editor in...

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  • Dr. Rob Parmelee

    Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

    Main Areas of Expertise Ecology; Environmental Science; Soil Biology; Entomology Secondary Areas of Expertise Ecosystems; Nutrient Cycling; Soil Ecology; Agroecology and Agroecosystems; Ecotoxicology; Evolution; Soil Science Biography Dr. Parmelee has a Ph.D. in ecology and M.S. and B.S. degrees in entomology. He had a 30-year career as a research scientist at the University of California, Riverside, the University of Georgia, Rutgers University, and the Ohio State University. His...

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  • Dr. Karl Embleton

    Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroimaging, Cognitive Psychology, Medical Imaging, Image Analysis and Processing Secondary Areas of Expertise Marine and Freshwater Biology, Ecology, Agricultural Sciences Biography Dr Karl Embleton has a PhD in Psychology and specializes in neuroimaging techniques and cognitive neuroscience. He has over 20 years of academic experience, having worked in a variety of disciplines including neuroimaging, medical imaging, image analysis and marine biology. Dr...

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  • Dr. Steven Stoddard

    Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

    Main Areas of Expertise Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology, ecology, public health, vector biology (medical entomology), tropical medicine, (arbo-) virology, and microbiology and pathogens. Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular biology, population genetics, physiology, immunology, applied statistics, mathematical modelling, simulation modelling, (bio) geography, and behavioural ecology. Biography Dr. Stoddard began his career in biological research as an undergraduate...

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  • Dr. Dean Rea

    Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

    Main Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Enzymology, and Pharmacology Ecology, Conservation Science, Environmental Science, and Evolutionary Biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, and Microbiology Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry Biography Dr Dean Rea obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, which included an intercalated year of Synthetic...

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  • Dr. David Hughes

    Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

    Main Areas of Expertise Marine biology, with particular expertise in benthic ecology. Research experience in a wide range of marine environments including temperate coastal ecosystems, tropical coral reefs and the deep sea. Secondary Areas of Expertise All aspects of marine biology, and in zoology and palaeontology in general. Qualifications PhD Experimental study of life-history variation in marine bryozoans. University of Wales (1987) BSc (Hons.) Zoology. University of Reading...

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  • Dr. Dale Walters

    Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, Fungal Biology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant-Insect Interactions Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant Ecology, Entomology, Signal transduction, Evolution, Horticulture, Biography Dale holds a BSc in Plant Science from Imperial College, London (1978) and a PhD from Lancaster University (1981). His main research interests included interactions between plants and pathogens, including the...

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  • Dr. Nancy Jennings

    Evolutionary Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Ecology; Conservation science; Bioacoustics; Agricultural ecology Secondary Areas of Expertise Behavioural ecology; Marine biology; Food webs; Population dynamics; Whole-organism biology; Mammalian biology; Echolocation Taxa in which she has specialist knowledge: mammals, bats, hares and other lagomorphs, cetaceans, pinnipeds and shrews Biography Since obtaining her PhD from the University of Bristol, Dr Nancy Jennings worked as a commissioning editor in...

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  • Dr. Harriet McWatters

    Evolutionary Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant science, Quantitative genetics, Circadian clock, Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biochemistry, Evolutionary biology, Molecular genetics Biography Dr. Harriet McWatters holds a first class degree and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. She has an extensive track record of publications in the fields of plant science,...

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  • Dr. Dean Rea

    Evolutionary Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Enzymology, and Pharmacology Ecology, Conservation Science, Environmental Science, and Evolutionary Biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, and Microbiology Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry Biography Dr Dean Rea obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, which included an intercalated year of Synthetic...

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  • Dr. Aoife Doherty

    Evolutionary Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, Network Evolution, Ageing and Longevity, Population Genetics, Computational Genetics, Evolutionary Biology. Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer Genetics, Genomics, Computational Biology (e.g. gene duplication and gene expression analyses, using large cohort data). Biography Dr. Aoife Doherty holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. During this time, she studied...

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  • Dr. Julie Roda

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Immunology; Cancer biology; Molecular and cellular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer genetics; Medical oncology; Physiology Biography Dr Julie Roda's overall research interests lie in the immunosuppressive effects of cancer in the tumor microenvironment and the manner in which infiltrating immune cells can influence cancer growth and progression. As a graduate student at Ohio State, she worked to characterize the response of natural killer (NK) cells...

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  • Dr. Andrea Kay

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Medical genetics; biochemistry; molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics of coronary artery disease and the dyslipidemias; diabetes; genetic association studies Biography Dr. Andrea Kay worked for several years in the Human Metabolism and Genetics Department at St. Bartholomew's Medical College, a laboratory in which the main topics of research were the effects of genetic variation on susceptibility to common diseases, such as dyslipidaemia and...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Lockhart

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Developmental biology; Chromatin and DNA repair Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant molecular biology; Plant Genetics Biography Jennifer started her scientific career at the age of 17, when she worked in a laboratory that used NMR spectroscopy to study calcium ATPase. After earning a BA degree in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a PhD in Botany at the University of Maryland. She studied the developmental genetics of in vitro...

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  • Dr. Harriet McWatters

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant science, Quantitative genetics, Circadian clock, Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biochemistry, Evolutionary biology, Molecular genetics Biography Dr. Harriet McWatters holds a first class degree and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. She has an extensive track record of publications in the fields of plant science,...

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  • Dr. Joanna Mackie

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Microbiology; Mycology; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Proteomics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Enzymology; Archaea; Fungal Infectious Diseases Biography During her MSc and PhD studies, Dr Mackie explored the role of multidrug efflux systems in bacterial chloramphenicol resistance. She also investigated human gut microflora, as part of a pre-doctoral Marie-Curie Fellowship at the Rowett Institute (Aberdeen, UK). Dr Mackie then sought to expand her...

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  • Dr. Katrina Woolcock

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Gene expression; Epigenetics & Chromatin; RNA interference; Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Non-coding RNAs; Transcription; Nuclear organization; Stress responses; DNA damage & repair Biography After completing a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Katrina Woolcock moved to Switzerland to pursue a PhD at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel. Here, she studied the role of the RNA...

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  • Dr. Aoife Doherty

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, Network Evolution, Ageing and Longevity, Population Genetics, Computational Genetics, Evolutionary Biology. Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer Genetics, Genomics, Computational Biology (e.g. gene duplication and gene expression analyses, using large cohort data). Biography Dr. Aoife Doherty holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. During this time, she studied...

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  • Dr. Dolores Takemoto

    Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Genetics Secondary Areas of Expertise Retina and lens research; Protein biochemistry; Enzymology; Animal models; Diabetes Biography Dr Takemoto has expertise with editing research grants, book chapters, and reviews. She has over 100 publications, and 32 years of research experience. She served for 10 years on the NIH Visual Sciences Small Business Study Section from 2000 – 2010, three times per year. She...

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  • Dr. Claudia Copeland

    Genomic & Computational Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Virology; Molecular Biology; Molecular Entomology & Parasitology; Computational Genetics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Retrovirology and tropical virology Biography Dr. Claudia Copeland holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, specialising in parasitology and tropical medicine (Tulane University), and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in molecular entomology (United States Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) and...

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  • Dr. Christopher Patil

    Genomic & Computational Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Protein biochemistry; Signal transduction Secondary Areas of Expertise Developmental biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biophysics Biography Dr Christopher Patil pursued a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Francisco, studying signal transduction in cellular stress responses. At UCSF, thesis work involved some of the earliest functional genomics studies to use expression profiling by microarrays. After a postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Anne Claire Burns

    Genomic & Computational Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics, Meiosis & Mitosis, Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Expression. Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Cytogenetics, Evolution, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Education Biography Dr Claire Burns holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe and the USA over the past 15 years. Dr Burns has extensive research experience within academia, and...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Genomic & Computational Biology

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Dr. Valerie Matarese

    Genomic & Computational Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Molecular and cellular biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemical techniques; Signal transduction; Genomics Biography After completing her studies, Valerie did post-doctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA) and was employed for 5 years by the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKlein). In 1997, she launched an independent enterprise offering editing, original content...

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  • Dr. Katrina Woolcock

    Genomic & Computational Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Gene expression; Epigenetics & Chromatin; RNA interference; Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Non-coding RNAs; Transcription; Nuclear organization; Stress responses; DNA damage & repair Biography After completing a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Katrina Woolcock moved to Switzerland to pursue a PhD at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel. Here, she studied the role of the RNA...

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  • Dr. Lindsey Goff

    Immunology

    Main Areas of Expertise Haematological malignancies; B- and T-cell immunology; Tumour microenvironment Secondary Areas of Expertise Solid cancers Biography Dr Lindsey Goff was with Cancer Research UK for 25 years doing basic immunology and cancer research, in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Ultimately, she specialised in haematological oncology, in particular follicular lymphoma, and focused on the molecular detection of minimal disease levels and on the immune...

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  • Dr. Julie Roda

    Immunology

    Main Areas of Expertise Immunology; Cancer biology; Molecular and cellular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer genetics; Medical oncology; Physiology Biography Dr Julie Roda's overall research interests lie in the immunosuppressive effects of cancer in the tumor microenvironment and the manner in which infiltrating immune cells can influence cancer growth and progression. As a graduate student at Ohio State, she worked to characterize the response of natural killer (NK) cells...

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  • Dr. Stephen Cooke

    Immunology

    Dr. Stephen Cooke received his undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from The City University, London in 1991 and his PhD in Immunology from KingÂ’s College, London in 1995. His PhD focused the immunobiology of xenograft rejection, a complex subject requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the innate and adaptive immune systems. His first post-doctoral position was a research fellowship at the world-renowned Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, where his work...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Immunology

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Dr. Richard Alexander

    Immunology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Immunology; Molecular Biology; Protein Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Oncology; Virology; Immunology; Diabetes; Infectious diseases Biography Over 10 years of experience in Biotechnology and Medical Education Over 7 years as a full-time Medical Writer Scientific research in Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry Qualifications PhD Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA (1979) MSc Chemistry...

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  • Dr. Yinka Zevering

    Immunology

    Dr. Yinka Zevering obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Zoology in the University of Queensland, Australia, and a PhD in Immunology and Tropical Medicine in the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. Her PhD project, which involved extensive field work in Thailand, involved the identification of malaria protein T-cell epitopes for potential inclusion in an anti-malaria vaccine. Later work at the Max-Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin involved searching for potential...

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  • Dr. Karen Pulford

    Immunology

    Main Areas of Expertise Haematological malignancies; Biomarkers; Cancer biology; Tumour immunology and microenvironment; Immunotherapy; Monoclonal antibody technology Secondary Areas of Expertise Solid tumours; Diagnostic/prognostic techniques; Chemotherapy Biography Dr Karen Pulford worked at the University of Oxford over a period of 29 years during which time she directed research, becoming the Reader in Immunodiagnostics in 2008. Her initial area of research was in the field of...

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  • Dr. Stephany Tzeng

    Immunology

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Tissue Engineering Secondary Areas of Expertise Immunology, Vaccine Delivery, Brain Cancer, Polymer Science, Stem Cells Biography Dr. Stephany Tzeng earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 from Yale University, where she wrote her thesis on the use of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, with applications to neural tissue engineering. Her doctoral work in...

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  • Dr. Claudia Copeland

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Virology; Molecular Biology; Molecular Entomology & Parasitology; Computational Genetics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Retrovirology and tropical virology Biography Dr. Claudia Copeland holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, specialising in parasitology and tropical medicine (Tulane University), and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in molecular entomology (United States Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) and...

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  • Dr. Lindsey Goff

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Haematological malignancies; B- and T-cell immunology; Tumour microenvironment Secondary Areas of Expertise Solid cancers Biography Dr Lindsey Goff was with Cancer Research UK for 25 years doing basic immunology and cancer research, in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Ultimately, she specialised in haematological oncology, in particular follicular lymphoma, and focused on the molecular detection of minimal disease levels and on the immune...

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  • Dr. Julia Burnier

    Medical Reports

    After completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Burnier pursued a PhD in cell biology from McGill University where her thesis was given distinction. The focus of her PhD was the metastatic potential of cancer cells and the molecular mechanisms underlying invasion and angiogenesis. Julia went on to become a post-doctoral researcher in clinical research at McGill, where she studied the role of inhibitors of growth on a metastasis model. She then pursued...

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  • Dr. Stephen Cooke

    Medical Reports

    Dr. Stephen Cooke received his undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from The City University, London in 1991 and his PhD in Immunology from KingÂ’s College, London in 1995. His PhD focused the immunobiology of xenograft rejection, a complex subject requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the innate and adaptive immune systems. His first post-doctoral position was a research fellowship at the world-renowned Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, where his work...

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  • Dr. Corina Marx

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Cell biology; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Signal transduction; Ubiquitination Biography Dr. Corina Marx obtained her PhD in the Plant and Microbial Biology department of the University of California at Berkeley studying the role of proteases in the regulation of seed dormancy. Dr. Marx shifted her focus to biomedical sciences to pursue a specialisation in cancer research during her postdoctoral fellowship. She...

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  • Dr. Cecilia Devoto

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Microbiology; Infectious disease Secondary Areas of Expertise Malariology; Cellular, Molecular and Medical Parasitology Biography Dr. Cecilia Devoto's doctorate focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, to invade target mammalian cells. She assisted with the generation of transgenic malaria parasites used to elucidate specific gene function at the Laboratory of...

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  • Dr. Clement Weinberger

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Signal transduction; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Infectious diseases; Public health; Vaccines; Clinical case studies Biography Dr. Clement Weinberger has been a medical and biological science writer and editor for nearly 20 years and holds a PhD. in Cell Biology from New York University. His thesis research was on cell communication during development of spatial patterns in early animal development. He has additional experience...

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  • Dr. Andrea Kay

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Medical genetics; biochemistry; molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics of coronary artery disease and the dyslipidemias; diabetes; genetic association studies Biography Dr. Andrea Kay worked for several years in the Human Metabolism and Genetics Department at St. Bartholomew's Medical College, a laboratory in which the main topics of research were the effects of genetic variation on susceptibility to common diseases, such as dyslipidaemia and...

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  • Dr. Dan Barker

    Medical Reports

    Dr. Dan Barker has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide, a Masters of Engineering Science from the University of Adelaide and Ph.D. from Flinders University in the field of Orthopaedic Biomechanics. His Masters and Ph.D. thesis work involved understanding the mechanisms by which artificial joints following implantation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions. Dan has worked as postdoctoral Fellow in Lund, Sweden, developing significant insights towards the design of a novel...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Stephenson

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Neurosciences; Medical reports; Psychology; Human physiology Secondary Areas of Expertise Neurophysiology; Neuromuscular system; Sensorimotor system; Motor control; Balance; Gait; Movement analyses; Electromyography; Single neuron and motor unit recordings; Transcranial magnetic stimulation; Galvanic vestibular stimulation Biography Dr. Jennifer Stephenson has a PhD in Clinical Science and specialises in neurophysiology of the sensory and motor systems. She is...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Medical Reports

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Dr. Parveen Khan

    Medical Reports

    Dr Parveen Khan holds a BSc. (joint honours) in Applied Science (Biology and Chemistry) from the University of Sheffield and a PhD in Analytical Science from the University of Manchester. Dr Khan undertook a period of postdoctoral training at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research (the research arm of the world famous Christie NHS Foundation Trust). She collaborated with scientists and clinicians at the Christie Hospital, other hospitals and universities to develop appropriate analytical...

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  • Dr. Richard Alexander

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Immunology; Molecular Biology; Protein Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Oncology; Virology; Immunology; Diabetes; Infectious diseases Biography Over 10 years of experience in Biotechnology and Medical Education Over 7 years as a full-time Medical Writer Scientific research in Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry Qualifications PhD Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA (1979) MSc Chemistry...

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  • Dr. Yinka Zevering

    Medical Reports

    Dr. Yinka Zevering obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Zoology in the University of Queensland, Australia, and a PhD in Immunology and Tropical Medicine in the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. Her PhD project, which involved extensive field work in Thailand, involved the identification of malaria protein T-cell epitopes for potential inclusion in an anti-malaria vaccine. Later work at the Max-Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin involved searching for potential...

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  • Dr. Agnella Matic

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomedical engineering, Biomedical optics, Neuroscience, Otolaryngology Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical devices, Medical imaging, Ophthalmology Biography Dr Agnella Izzo Matic has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and an Essential Skills certificate from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). Dr Matic possesses advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to interpret complex research and translate it to a broad audience, and is committed to...

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  • Dr. Gina Battaglia

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Metabolic disorders, Exercise physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Endocrinology Secondary Areas of Expertise Clinical research, Epidemiology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, Gastroenterology, Preventative medicine Biography Dr. Battaglia has been writing and editing manuscripts, press releases, online articles, grant proposals, college-level educational material, and blog posts for over eight years. Her research expertise includes metabolic...

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  • Dr. Sundrela Kamhieh-Milz

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Transfusion medicine, Haematology, Phlebotomy, Non-invasive prenatal diagnostics, Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Virology, Clinical studies, Hypertension, Social medicine, Laboratory diagnostics Biography Dr. Kamhieh-Milz has a PhD in Virology from the University of Sydney, one of Australia's leading universities. Following completion of her PhD, she relocated to Germany where she worked at the Charite University Medicine as a research associate....

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  • Dr. Ruth Tidey

    Medical Reports

    Main Areas of Expertise Cardiology (arrhythmias, MI, atherosclerosis); Oncology (solid tumours); Haematology (iron overload, chronic anaemias); Vaccines; Endocrinology (acromegaly, diabetes); Infectious diseases (HIV, herpes, general); Respiratory diseases (COPD, asthma); Clinical trial reporting Secondary Areas of Expertise Psychiatric disorders; chronic pain; arthritis; stroke; anaesthesia; transplantation Biography My academic background comprises a first degree in Anatomy and...

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  • Dr. Claudia Copeland

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Virology; Molecular Biology; Molecular Entomology & Parasitology; Computational Genetics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Retrovirology and tropical virology Biography Dr. Claudia Copeland holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, specialising in parasitology and tropical medicine (Tulane University), and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in molecular entomology (United States Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) and...

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  • Dr. Cecile Rouleau

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Oncology; Cell and molecular biology; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell cycle; Signal transduction Biography Cecile Rouleau has been working and publishing for 13 years in the area of cancer research. Cecile has studied tumor angiogenesis at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) before joining Genzyme Corporation (Cambridge, MA) to work on antibody and small molecule drug discovery. Qualifications PhD Biochemistry, Tufts...

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  • Dr. Stephen Cooke

    Molecular Biology

    Dr. Stephen Cooke received his undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from The City University, London in 1991 and his PhD in Immunology from KingÂ’s College, London in 1995. His PhD focused the immunobiology of xenograft rejection, a complex subject requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the innate and adaptive immune systems. His first post-doctoral position was a research fellowship at the world-renowned Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, where his work...

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  • Dr. Christopher Patil

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Protein biochemistry; Signal transduction Secondary Areas of Expertise Developmental biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biophysics Biography Dr Christopher Patil pursued a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Francisco, studying signal transduction in cellular stress responses. At UCSF, thesis work involved some of the earliest functional genomics studies to use expression profiling by microarrays. After a postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Cecilia Devoto

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Microbiology; Infectious disease Secondary Areas of Expertise Malariology; Cellular, Molecular and Medical Parasitology Biography Dr. Cecilia Devoto's doctorate focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, to invade target mammalian cells. She assisted with the generation of transgenic malaria parasites used to elucidate specific gene function at the Laboratory of...

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  • Dr. Dolores Mruk

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Reproductive Physiology; Endocrinology; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology Biography Dr. Dolores Mruk is currently studying male reproductive physiology at the Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council in New York. Her research focuses on understanding how Sertoli and germ cells in the testis communicate with each other and how these interactions can be transiently disrupted. Her research findings are being translated into identifying safe and...

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  • Dr. Anne Claire Burns

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics, Meiosis & Mitosis, Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Expression. Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Cytogenetics, Evolution, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Education Biography Dr Claire Burns holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe and the USA over the past 15 years. Dr Burns has extensive research experience within academia, and...

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  • Dr. Andrea Kay

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Medical genetics; biochemistry; molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics of coronary artery disease and the dyslipidemias; diabetes; genetic association studies Biography Dr. Andrea Kay worked for several years in the Human Metabolism and Genetics Department at St. Bartholomew's Medical College, a laboratory in which the main topics of research were the effects of genetic variation on susceptibility to common diseases, such as dyslipidaemia and...

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  • Dr. Cathy Thaler

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Developmental biology; Signal transduction; Protein biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Fertilisation; Organelle motility; Egg activation; Early development Biography Dr. Thaler's training incorporates a broad background in cell, molecular, and developmental biology, as well as reproductive biology. Her research endeavours began with work as a mariculturist studying captive breeding of Homarus americanus. Since graduate school she has...

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  • Dr. Christiana Kappler

    Molecular Biology

    Dr. Christiana Kappler received her BSc degree in Biology from James Madison University, and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a research specialist at MUSC studying the role of MAPK signalling in the mechanisms of vascular diabetic disease. The primary focus of her doctoral studies centred on alterations in signal transduction cascades during cardiac hypertrophy and the...

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  • Dr. Kelly Jackson

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular nutrition; Technical reports Biography Dr. Kelly Jackson has a diverse background with experience in multiple fields of research, gained through employment in academic, government, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries in the UK and Canada. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Jackson was employed as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, where she was responsible...

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  • Dr. Kim Brownhill

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Cell cycle; Molecular trafficking Secondary Areas of Expertise Endocytosis; Molecular motors; Cytoskeleton Biography Dr. Kim Brownhill gained a First Class BSc in Biology and completed her PhD on the function and regulation of kinesin-1, -2, and -3 at the University of Manchester. She performed research into the composition of the endosomal-specific ESCRT1 complex as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Life Science, University of Manchester,...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Molecular Biology

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Dr. Pamela Thompson

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics; Genomic and Computational biology; Immunogenetics (human MHC/HLA genes) Secondary Areas of Expertise Haematological oncology Biography Dr Thompson is a Principal Investigator and researcher at the University of Manchester, where she has undertaken genetic and molecular biological research into inherited disorders and complex disease. This has involved characterisation of the genes involved in Williams-Beuren Syndrome using both in vitro biochemical...

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  • Dr. Penny Man

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroendocrinology, Molecular biology, Cell biology, Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Circadian rhythms, Inflammation, Energy balance, Transgenesis, In vivo techniques, In vitro techniques. Biography Prior to Dr Man's doctoral work, she was employed in the biotech industry trouble-shooting drug development assays for quality control. Dr. Man's doctoral and subsequent post-doctoral work focused on the generation of transgenic models for the study of...

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  • Dr. Richard Alexander

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Immunology; Molecular Biology; Protein Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Oncology; Virology; Immunology; Diabetes; Infectious diseases Biography Over 10 years of experience in Biotechnology and Medical Education Over 7 years as a full-time Medical Writer Scientific research in Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry Qualifications PhD Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA (1979) MSc Chemistry...

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  • Dr. Harriet McWatters

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant science, Quantitative genetics, Circadian clock, Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biochemistry, Evolutionary biology, Molecular genetics Biography Dr. Harriet McWatters holds a first class degree and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. She has an extensive track record of publications in the fields of plant science,...

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  • Dr. Fiona Russell

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Cell biology; Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Pain; Arthritis; Inflammation; Vascular biology; Neuropeptides; Ion channels; Cytokines; Proteases; In vivo electrophysiology; Leukocyte recruitment Biography Dr. Fiona Russell graduated from the University of Oxford in 2003 with a first class Masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and received her PhD in Pharmacology from King's College London in 2007. Her...

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  • Dr. Kelie Reece

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology, Proteomics, Molecular biology, Pharmacology, Signaling Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Cell biology, Drug discovery Biography Dr. Reece obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University, after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Research, using elements of both Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Reece has extensive editing experience as she has reviewed many manuscripts for peer-reviewed...

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  • Dr. Valerie Matarese

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Molecular and cellular biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemical techniques; Signal transduction; Genomics Biography After completing her studies, Valerie did post-doctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA) and was employed for 5 years by the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKlein). In 1997, she launched an independent enterprise offering editing, original content...

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  • Dr. Joanna Mackie

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Microbiology; Mycology; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Proteomics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Enzymology; Archaea; Fungal Infectious Diseases Biography During her MSc and PhD studies, Dr Mackie explored the role of multidrug efflux systems in bacterial chloramphenicol resistance. She also investigated human gut microflora, as part of a pre-doctoral Marie-Curie Fellowship at the Rowett Institute (Aberdeen, UK). Dr Mackie then sought to expand her...

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  • Dr. Kenneth McCreath

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research and molecular metabolism Secondary Areas of Expertise Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Biography Dr Kenneth McCreath received a University education in Scotland and has worked as a research scientist in various institutions for 20 years, including post-doctoral stays at MIT (Cambridge, MA) and Aberdeen University (Scotland, UK), where he worked on fungal cell-wall remodelling. In 1993, Kenneth took a break from academic research and joined...

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  • Dr. Robert Phillips

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; DNA repair and recombination; Human preterm birth Secondary Areas of Expertise Clinical science (Urology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology); Virology Biography After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, I undertook postgraduate research in the laboratory of Professor Peter Emmerson at Newcastle University, studying the DNA repair enzyme RecBCD. I remained under the supervision of Prof. Emmerson for my first postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Dean Rea

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Enzymology, and Pharmacology Ecology, Conservation Science, Environmental Science, and Evolutionary Biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, and Microbiology Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry Biography Dr Dean Rea obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, which included an intercalated year of Synthetic...

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  • Dr. Katrina Woolcock

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Gene expression; Epigenetics & Chromatin; RNA interference; Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Non-coding RNAs; Transcription; Nuclear organization; Stress responses; DNA damage & repair Biography After completing a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Katrina Woolcock moved to Switzerland to pursue a PhD at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel. Here, she studied the role of the RNA...

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  • Dr. Dolores Takemoto

    Molecular Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Genetics Secondary Areas of Expertise Retina and lens research; Protein biochemistry; Enzymology; Animal models; Diabetes Biography Dr Takemoto has expertise with editing research grants, book chapters, and reviews. She has over 100 publications, and 32 years of research experience. She served for 10 years on the NIH Visual Sciences Small Business Study Section from 2000 – 2010, three times per year. She...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Stephenson

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Neurosciences; Medical reports; Psychology; Human physiology Secondary Areas of Expertise Neurophysiology; Neuromuscular system; Sensorimotor system; Motor control; Balance; Gait; Movement analyses; Electromyography; Single neuron and motor unit recordings; Transcranial magnetic stimulation; Galvanic vestibular stimulation Biography Dr. Jennifer Stephenson has a PhD in Clinical Science and specialises in neurophysiology of the sensory and motor systems. She is...

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  • Dr. Pamela Thompson

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics; Genomic and Computational biology; Immunogenetics (human MHC/HLA genes) Secondary Areas of Expertise Haematological oncology Biography Dr Thompson is a Principal Investigator and researcher at the University of Manchester, where she has undertaken genetic and molecular biological research into inherited disorders and complex disease. This has involved characterisation of the genes involved in Williams-Beuren Syndrome using both in vitro biochemical...

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  • Dr. Penny Man

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroendocrinology, Molecular biology, Cell biology, Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Circadian rhythms, Inflammation, Energy balance, Transgenesis, In vivo techniques, In vitro techniques. Biography Prior to Dr Man's doctoral work, she was employed in the biotech industry trouble-shooting drug development assays for quality control. Dr. Man's doctoral and subsequent post-doctoral work focused on the generation of transgenic models for the study of...

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  • Mr. Stephen Armstrong

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Pharmacology; Endocrinology; Molecular biology; Cell signalling Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular neuroscience; Cancer biology Biography Dr. Stephen Armstrong's doctorate focused on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor signaling and the neuroendocrine control of reproduction, and he identified novel mechanisms of GnRH pulse frequency decoding. He performed post-doctoral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA,...

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  • Dr. Thressa Smith

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience, Animal behaviour, Pharmacology Secondary Areas of Expertise Drugs of abuse, Drug discovery Biography Collaborating with basic scientists in pharmacology, chemistry, and behavior as well as with clinicians throughout her career has afforded Dr Thressa Smith a deeper understanding of neuroscience, neurochemistry, and medicine than that derived from the point of view of a single field. She pursued postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of...

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  • Dr. Fiona Russell

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Cell biology; Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Pain; Arthritis; Inflammation; Vascular biology; Neuropeptides; Ion channels; Cytokines; Proteases; In vivo electrophysiology; Leukocyte recruitment Biography Dr. Fiona Russell graduated from the University of Oxford in 2003 with a first class Masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and received her PhD in Pharmacology from King's College London in 2007. Her...

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  • Dr. Agnella Matic

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomedical engineering, Biomedical optics, Neuroscience, Otolaryngology Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical devices, Medical imaging, Ophthalmology Biography Dr Agnella Izzo Matic has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and an Essential Skills certificate from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). Dr Matic possesses advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to interpret complex research and translate it to a broad audience, and is committed to...

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  • Dr. Lindsay Bremner

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience (Systems, Computational, Cellular, Cognitive); Psychophysics; Psychology Secondary Areas of Expertise Pharmaceutical Sciences; Molecular Biology; Medical Reports; Biochemistry; Geography; Forensic Science Qualifications PhD, Neuroscience (The development of inhibition in the neonatal dorsal horn), University College London, UK BA (Hons), First Class in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy, Oxford University, UK Postdoctoral Research California...

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  • Dr. Stephany Tzeng

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Tissue Engineering Secondary Areas of Expertise Immunology, Vaccine Delivery, Brain Cancer, Polymer Science, Stem Cells Biography Dr. Stephany Tzeng earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 from Yale University, where she wrote her thesis on the use of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, with applications to neural tissue engineering. Her doctoral work in...

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  • Dr. Nia Cason

    Neuroscience

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience, psychology, cognitive neuroscience Secondary Areas of Expertise Neurolinguistics, neurosurgery, animal studies Biography Dr Nia Cason is a freelance editor and researcher specialised in neuroscience, psychology and cognitive neuroscience, with particular expertise in auditory neuroscience and cognitive dysfunction. Her PhD (Aix-Marseille University III) was concerned with the cognitive neuroscience of music and language, for which she worked with...

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  • Mr. Stephen Armstrong

    Pharmacology

    Main Areas of Expertise Pharmacology; Endocrinology; Molecular biology; Cell signalling Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular neuroscience; Cancer biology Biography Dr. Stephen Armstrong's doctorate focused on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor signaling and the neuroendocrine control of reproduction, and he identified novel mechanisms of GnRH pulse frequency decoding. He performed post-doctoral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA,...

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  • Dr. Thressa Smith

    Pharmacology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience, Animal behaviour, Pharmacology Secondary Areas of Expertise Drugs of abuse, Drug discovery Biography Collaborating with basic scientists in pharmacology, chemistry, and behavior as well as with clinicians throughout her career has afforded Dr Thressa Smith a deeper understanding of neuroscience, neurochemistry, and medicine than that derived from the point of view of a single field. She pursued postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of...

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  • Dr. Fiona Russell

    Pharmacology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Cell biology; Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Pain; Arthritis; Inflammation; Vascular biology; Neuropeptides; Ion channels; Cytokines; Proteases; In vivo electrophysiology; Leukocyte recruitment Biography Dr. Fiona Russell graduated from the University of Oxford in 2003 with a first class Masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and received her PhD in Pharmacology from King's College London in 2007. Her...

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  • Dr. Kelie Reece

    Pharmacology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology, Proteomics, Molecular biology, Pharmacology, Signaling Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Cell biology, Drug discovery Biography Dr. Reece obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University, after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Research, using elements of both Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Reece has extensive editing experience as she has reviewed many manuscripts for peer-reviewed...

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  • Dr. Laura Zonia

    Plant Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science; Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysics Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical Science; Chemistry; Bioengineering; Nanoscience Biography Dr Laura Zonia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and has worked as a research scientist, project leader, scientific author, and peer-reviewer for more than 20 years. Her primary research areas include plant cell biology, dynamical and complex systems, and plant physiology. She has authored more than 15...

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  • Dr. Corina Marx

    Plant Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Cell biology; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Signal transduction; Ubiquitination Biography Dr. Corina Marx obtained her PhD in the Plant and Microbial Biology department of the University of California at Berkeley studying the role of proteases in the regulation of seed dormancy. Dr. Marx shifted her focus to biomedical sciences to pursue a specialisation in cancer research during her postdoctoral fellowship. She...

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  • Dr. Anne Claire Burns

    Plant Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics, Meiosis & Mitosis, Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Expression. Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Cytogenetics, Evolution, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Education Biography Dr Claire Burns holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe and the USA over the past 15 years. Dr Burns has extensive research experience within academia, and...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Lockhart

    Plant Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Developmental biology; Chromatin and DNA repair Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant molecular biology; Plant Genetics Biography Jennifer started her scientific career at the age of 17, when she worked in a laboratory that used NMR spectroscopy to study calcium ATPase. After earning a BA degree in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a PhD in Botany at the University of Maryland. She studied the developmental genetics of in vitro...

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  • Dr. Harriet McWatters

    Plant Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant science, Quantitative genetics, Circadian clock, Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biochemistry, Evolutionary biology, Molecular genetics Biography Dr. Harriet McWatters holds a first class degree and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. She has an extensive track record of publications in the fields of plant science,...

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  • Dr. Dale Walters

    Plant Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, Fungal Biology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant-Insect Interactions Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant Ecology, Entomology, Signal transduction, Evolution, Horticulture, Biography Dale holds a BSc in Plant Science from Imperial College, London (1978) and a PhD from Lancaster University (1981). His main research interests included interactions between plants and pathogens, including the...

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  • Dr. Claudia Copeland

    Population Genetics

    Main Areas of Expertise Virology; Molecular Biology; Molecular Entomology & Parasitology; Computational Genetics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Retrovirology and tropical virology Biography Dr. Claudia Copeland holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, specialising in parasitology and tropical medicine (Tulane University), and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in molecular entomology (United States Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) and...

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  • Dr. Christiana Kappler

    Protein Biochemistry

    Dr. Christiana Kappler received her BSc degree in Biology from James Madison University, and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a research specialist at MUSC studying the role of MAPK signalling in the mechanisms of vascular diabetic disease. The primary focus of her doctoral studies centred on alterations in signal transduction cascades during cardiac hypertrophy and the...

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  • Dr. Richard Alexander

    Protein Biochemistry

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Immunology; Molecular Biology; Protein Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Oncology; Virology; Immunology; Diabetes; Infectious diseases Biography Over 10 years of experience in Biotechnology and Medical Education Over 7 years as a full-time Medical Writer Scientific research in Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry Qualifications PhD Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA (1979) MSc Chemistry...

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  • Dr. Rob Rigor

    Protein Biochemistry

    Main Areas of Expertise Protein kinases/phosphorylation; Cell signalling; Microvascular physiology; Blood-brain barrier; Endothelial cell biology; Protein biochemistry; Cell physiology; Membrane transport; Cell volume regulation Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell signalling; Vertebrate physiology; Cardiovascular physiology; Inflammation; Membrane biology; Cell biology; Membrane biology; Neurobiology; Molecular biology; Fluorescence imaging; Analytic chemistry; Enzyme kinetics Biography ...

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  • Dr. Kelie Reece

    Protein Biochemistry

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology, Proteomics, Molecular biology, Pharmacology, Signaling Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Cell biology, Drug discovery Biography Dr. Reece obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University, after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Research, using elements of both Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Reece has extensive editing experience as she has reviewed many manuscripts for peer-reviewed...

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  • Dr. Valerie Matarese

    Protein Biochemistry

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Molecular and cellular biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemical techniques; Signal transduction; Genomics Biography After completing her studies, Valerie did post-doctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA) and was employed for 5 years by the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKlein). In 1997, she launched an independent enterprise offering editing, original content...

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  • Dr. Tina Bakolitsa

    Protein Biochemistry

    Biography Dr Tina Bakolitsa has worked as a researcher in both the US and UK (Burnham Institute for Medical Research, CA; The Salk Institute, CA; University of Leicester, UK) in a range of life science fields including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cellular biology, neuroscience and bioinformatics. Her research output includes over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and she has extensive experience editing and reviewing academic manuscripts in both formal and informal capacities. ...

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  • Dr. Joanna Mackie

    Protein Biochemistry

    Main Areas of Expertise Microbiology; Mycology; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Proteomics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Enzymology; Archaea; Fungal Infectious Diseases Biography During her MSc and PhD studies, Dr Mackie explored the role of multidrug efflux systems in bacterial chloramphenicol resistance. She also investigated human gut microflora, as part of a pre-doctoral Marie-Curie Fellowship at the Rowett Institute (Aberdeen, UK). Dr Mackie then sought to expand her...

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  • Dr. Dolores Takemoto

    Protein Biochemistry

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Genetics Secondary Areas of Expertise Retina and lens research; Protein biochemistry; Enzymology; Animal models; Diabetes Biography Dr Takemoto has expertise with editing research grants, book chapters, and reviews. She has over 100 publications, and 32 years of research experience. She served for 10 years on the NIH Visual Sciences Small Business Study Section from 2000 – 2010, three times per year. She...

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  • Dr. Claudia Copeland

    Psychology

    Main Areas of Expertise Virology; Molecular Biology; Molecular Entomology & Parasitology; Computational Genetics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Retrovirology and tropical virology Biography Dr. Claudia Copeland holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, specialising in parasitology and tropical medicine (Tulane University), and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in molecular entomology (United States Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) and...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Stephenson

    Psychology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neurosciences; Medical reports; Psychology; Human physiology Secondary Areas of Expertise Neurophysiology; Neuromuscular system; Sensorimotor system; Motor control; Balance; Gait; Movement analyses; Electromyography; Single neuron and motor unit recordings; Transcranial magnetic stimulation; Galvanic vestibular stimulation Biography Dr. Jennifer Stephenson has a PhD in Clinical Science and specialises in neurophysiology of the sensory and motor systems. She is...

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  • Dr. Christine Schmael

    Psychology

    Main Areas of Expertise Psychiatry, psychiatric genetics, clinical medicine Qualifications Studied medicine in the UK. Graduated 1992. Completed postgraduate training in general medicine, general surgery, urology, general practice, obstetrics & gynaecology, and paediatrics before entering psychiatry. Completed specialist training in psychiatry. Worked in psychiatric genetic and general medical research from 2004 until 2016. Education MB BCh University Wales college of Medicine ...

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  • Dr. Lindsay Bremner

    Psychology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience (Systems, Computational, Cellular, Cognitive); Psychophysics; Psychology Secondary Areas of Expertise Pharmaceutical Sciences; Molecular Biology; Medical Reports; Biochemistry; Geography; Forensic Science Qualifications PhD, Neuroscience (The development of inhibition in the neonatal dorsal horn), University College London, UK BA (Hons), First Class in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy, Oxford University, UK Postdoctoral Research California...

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  • Dr. Nia Cason

    Psychology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience, psychology, cognitive neuroscience Secondary Areas of Expertise Neurolinguistics, neurosurgery, animal studies Biography Dr Nia Cason is a freelance editor and researcher specialised in neuroscience, psychology and cognitive neuroscience, with particular expertise in auditory neuroscience and cognitive dysfunction. Her PhD (Aix-Marseille University III) was concerned with the cognitive neuroscience of music and language, for which she worked with...

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  • Dr. Laura Zonia

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science; Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysics Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical Science; Chemistry; Bioengineering; Nanoscience Biography Dr Laura Zonia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and has worked as a research scientist, project leader, scientific author, and peer-reviewer for more than 20 years. Her primary research areas include plant cell biology, dynamical and complex systems, and plant physiology. She has authored more than 15...

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  • Dr. Cecile Rouleau

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Oncology; Cell and molecular biology; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell cycle; Signal transduction Biography Cecile Rouleau has been working and publishing for 13 years in the area of cancer research. Cecile has studied tumor angiogenesis at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) before joining Genzyme Corporation (Cambridge, MA) to work on antibody and small molecule drug discovery. Qualifications PhD Biochemistry, Tufts...

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  • Dr. Julia Burnier

    Signal Transduction

    After completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Burnier pursued a PhD in cell biology from McGill University where her thesis was given distinction. The focus of her PhD was the metastatic potential of cancer cells and the molecular mechanisms underlying invasion and angiogenesis. Julia went on to become a post-doctoral researcher in clinical research at McGill, where she studied the role of inhibitors of growth on a metastasis model. She then pursued...

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  • Dr. Julie Roda

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Immunology; Cancer biology; Molecular and cellular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer genetics; Medical oncology; Physiology Biography Dr Julie Roda's overall research interests lie in the immunosuppressive effects of cancer in the tumor microenvironment and the manner in which infiltrating immune cells can influence cancer growth and progression. As a graduate student at Ohio State, she worked to characterize the response of natural killer (NK) cells...

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  • Dr. Corina Marx

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Cell biology; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Signal transduction; Ubiquitination Biography Dr. Corina Marx obtained her PhD in the Plant and Microbial Biology department of the University of California at Berkeley studying the role of proteases in the regulation of seed dormancy. Dr. Marx shifted her focus to biomedical sciences to pursue a specialisation in cancer research during her postdoctoral fellowship. She...

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  • Dr. Christopher Patil

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Protein biochemistry; Signal transduction Secondary Areas of Expertise Developmental biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biophysics Biography Dr Christopher Patil pursued a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Francisco, studying signal transduction in cellular stress responses. At UCSF, thesis work involved some of the earliest functional genomics studies to use expression profiling by microarrays. After a postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Clement Weinberger

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Signal transduction; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Infectious diseases; Public health; Vaccines; Clinical case studies Biography Dr. Clement Weinberger has been a medical and biological science writer and editor for nearly 20 years and holds a PhD. in Cell Biology from New York University. His thesis research was on cell communication during development of spatial patterns in early animal development. He has additional experience...

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  • Dr. Cathy Thaler

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Developmental biology; Signal transduction; Protein biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Fertilisation; Organelle motility; Egg activation; Early development Biography Dr. Thaler's training incorporates a broad background in cell, molecular, and developmental biology, as well as reproductive biology. Her research endeavours began with work as a mariculturist studying captive breeding of Homarus americanus. Since graduate school she has...

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  • Dr. Christiana Kappler

    Signal Transduction

    Dr. Christiana Kappler received her BSc degree in Biology from James Madison University, and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a research specialist at MUSC studying the role of MAPK signalling in the mechanisms of vascular diabetic disease. The primary focus of her doctoral studies centred on alterations in signal transduction cascades during cardiac hypertrophy and the...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Signal Transduction

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Dr. Rob Rigor

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Protein kinases/phosphorylation; Cell signalling; Microvascular physiology; Blood-brain barrier; Endothelial cell biology; Protein biochemistry; Cell physiology; Membrane transport; Cell volume regulation Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell signalling; Vertebrate physiology; Cardiovascular physiology; Inflammation; Membrane biology; Cell biology; Membrane biology; Neurobiology; Molecular biology; Fluorescence imaging; Analytic chemistry; Enzyme kinetics Biography ...

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  • Dr. John Ankers

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Systems Biology; Live cell imaging; Cell cycle; Intracellular signalling in cancer and inflammation Secondary Areas of Expertise Metabolism; Computational biology; Bioinformatics Biography Dr John Ankers has an interdisciplinary background combining computer science, mathematics and cellular and molecular biology. He has worked at the overlap of these fields for prominent groups at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, developing predictive...

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  • Dr. Kelie Reece

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology, Proteomics, Molecular biology, Pharmacology, Signaling Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Cell biology, Drug discovery Biography Dr. Reece obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University, after which she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Research, using elements of both Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Reece has extensive editing experience as she has reviewed many manuscripts for peer-reviewed...

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  • Dr. Valerie Matarese

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Molecular and cellular biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemical techniques; Signal transduction; Genomics Biography After completing her studies, Valerie did post-doctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA) and was employed for 5 years by the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKlein). In 1997, she launched an independent enterprise offering editing, original content...

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  • Dr. Dale Walters

    Signal Transduction

    Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, Fungal Biology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant-Insect Interactions Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant Ecology, Entomology, Signal transduction, Evolution, Horticulture, Biography Dale holds a BSc in Plant Science from Imperial College, London (1978) and a PhD from Lancaster University (1981). His main research interests included interactions between plants and pathogens, including the...

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  • Dr. Anne Claire Burns

    Other Research Areas

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics, Meiosis & Mitosis, Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Expression. Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Cytogenetics, Evolution, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Education Biography Dr Claire Burns holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe and the USA over the past 15 years. Dr Burns has extensive research experience within academia, and...

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  • Dr. Sundrela Kamhieh-Milz

    Other Research Areas

    Main Areas of Expertise Transfusion medicine, Haematology, Phlebotomy, Non-invasive prenatal diagnostics, Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Virology, Clinical studies, Hypertension, Social medicine, Laboratory diagnostics Biography Dr. Kamhieh-Milz has a PhD in Virology from the University of Sydney, one of Australia's leading universities. Following completion of her PhD, she relocated to Germany where she worked at the Charite University Medicine as a research associate....

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  • Dr. Karl Embleton

    Other Research Areas

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroimaging, Cognitive Psychology, Medical Imaging, Image Analysis and Processing Secondary Areas of Expertise Marine and Freshwater Biology, Ecology, Agricultural Sciences Biography Dr Karl Embleton has a PhD in Psychology and specializes in neuroimaging techniques and cognitive neuroscience. He has over 20 years of academic experience, having worked in a variety of disciplines including neuroimaging, medical imaging, image analysis and marine biology. Dr...

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  • Dr. Stephany Tzeng

    Other Research Areas

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Tissue Engineering Secondary Areas of Expertise Immunology, Vaccine Delivery, Brain Cancer, Polymer Science, Stem Cells Biography Dr. Stephany Tzeng earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 from Yale University, where she wrote her thesis on the use of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, with applications to neural tissue engineering. Her doctoral work in...

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  • Dr. Robert Phillips

    Other Research Areas

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; DNA repair and recombination; Human preterm birth Secondary Areas of Expertise Clinical science (Urology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology); Virology Biography After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, I undertook postgraduate research in the laboratory of Professor Peter Emmerson at Newcastle University, studying the DNA repair enzyme RecBCD. I remained under the supervision of Prof. Emmerson for my first postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. Mark Cleasby

    Other Research Areas

    Dr Cleasby has spent 17 years in biomedical research, having initially trained and practiced in veterinary medicine. He has worked in the UK and Australia; in the UK, he was a senior lecturer and principal investigator at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has specific expertise in the areas of diabetes, metabolism and obesity research, and more widely in endocrinology and animal physiology. In particular, his research focused on the pathophysiology of insulin resistance in...

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  • Dr. Dean Rea

    Other Research Areas

    Main Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Enzymology, and Pharmacology Ecology, Conservation Science, Environmental Science, and Evolutionary Biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, and Microbiology Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry Biography Dr Dean Rea obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, which included an intercalated year of Synthetic...

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  • Dr. Paul Sanfilippo

    Other Research Areas

    Dr Paul Sanfilippo is an early career scientist, having completed his PhD through the University of Melbourne in 2012. He initially trained as an optometrist, subsequently working in a glaucoma/retina subspecialty ophthalmology practice. Paul used data from two large Australian twin studies to examine heritable features of optic disc morphology, specifically the shape. He applied techniques from the discipline of biological shape analysis (geometric morphometrics) to characterize and quantify...

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  • Dr. Dolores Mruk

    Endocrinology

    Main Areas of Expertise Reproductive Physiology; Endocrinology; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology Biography Dr. Dolores Mruk is currently studying male reproductive physiology at the Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council in New York. Her research focuses on understanding how Sertoli and germ cells in the testis communicate with each other and how these interactions can be transiently disrupted. Her research findings are being translated into identifying safe and...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Endocrinology

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Dr. Pamela Thompson

    Endocrinology

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics; Genomic and Computational biology; Immunogenetics (human MHC/HLA genes) Secondary Areas of Expertise Haematological oncology Biography Dr Thompson is a Principal Investigator and researcher at the University of Manchester, where she has undertaken genetic and molecular biological research into inherited disorders and complex disease. This has involved characterisation of the genes involved in Williams-Beuren Syndrome using both in vitro biochemical...

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  • Dr. Penny Man

    Endocrinology

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroendocrinology, Molecular biology, Cell biology, Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Circadian rhythms, Inflammation, Energy balance, Transgenesis, In vivo techniques, In vitro techniques. Biography Prior to Dr Man's doctoral work, she was employed in the biotech industry trouble-shooting drug development assays for quality control. Dr. Man's doctoral and subsequent post-doctoral work focused on the generation of transgenic models for the study of...

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  • Mr. Stephen Armstrong

    Endocrinology

    Main Areas of Expertise Pharmacology; Endocrinology; Molecular biology; Cell signalling Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular neuroscience; Cancer biology Biography Dr. Stephen Armstrong's doctorate focused on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor signaling and the neuroendocrine control of reproduction, and he identified novel mechanisms of GnRH pulse frequency decoding. He performed post-doctoral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA,...

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  • Dr. Gina Battaglia

    Endocrinology

    Main Areas of Expertise Metabolic disorders, Exercise physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Endocrinology Secondary Areas of Expertise Clinical research, Epidemiology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, Gastroenterology, Preventative medicine Biography Dr. Battaglia has been writing and editing manuscripts, press releases, online articles, grant proposals, college-level educational material, and blog posts for over eight years. Her research expertise includes metabolic...

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  • Dr. Mark Cleasby

    Endocrinology

    Dr Cleasby has spent 17 years in biomedical research, having initially trained and practiced in veterinary medicine. He has worked in the UK and Australia; in the UK, he was a senior lecturer and principal investigator at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He has specific expertise in the areas of diabetes, metabolism and obesity research, and more widely in endocrinology and animal physiology. In particular, his research focused on the pathophysiology of insulin resistance in...

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  • Dr. Christopher Patil

    Bioinformatics

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Protein biochemistry; Signal transduction Secondary Areas of Expertise Developmental biology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biophysics Biography Dr Christopher Patil pursued a Ph.D. at the University of California-San Francisco, studying signal transduction in cellular stress responses. At UCSF, thesis work involved some of the earliest functional genomics studies to use expression profiling by microarrays. After a postdoctoral...

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  • Dr. John Ankers

    Bioinformatics

    Main Areas of Expertise Systems Biology; Live cell imaging; Cell cycle; Intracellular signalling in cancer and inflammation Secondary Areas of Expertise Metabolism; Computational biology; Bioinformatics Biography Dr John Ankers has an interdisciplinary background combining computer science, mathematics and cellular and molecular biology. He has worked at the overlap of these fields for prominent groups at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, developing predictive...

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  • Dr. Tina Bakolitsa

    Bioinformatics

    Biography Dr Tina Bakolitsa has worked as a researcher in both the US and UK (Burnham Institute for Medical Research, CA; The Salk Institute, CA; University of Leicester, UK) in a range of life science fields including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cellular biology, neuroscience and bioinformatics. Her research output includes over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and she has extensive experience editing and reviewing academic manuscripts in both formal and informal capacities. ...

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  • Dr. Anne Claire Burns

    Gene Expression

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics, Meiosis & Mitosis, Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Expression. Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Cytogenetics, Evolution, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Education Biography Dr Claire Burns holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and has worked as a researcher, educator, and writer in Europe and the USA over the past 15 years. Dr Burns has extensive research experience within academia, and...

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  • Dr. Kelly Jackson

    Gene Expression

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular nutrition; Technical reports Biography Dr. Kelly Jackson has a diverse background with experience in multiple fields of research, gained through employment in academic, government, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries in the UK and Canada. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Jackson was employed as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, where she was responsible...

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  • Dr. Pamela Thompson

    Gene Expression

    Main Areas of Expertise Genetics; Genomic and Computational biology; Immunogenetics (human MHC/HLA genes) Secondary Areas of Expertise Haematological oncology Biography Dr Thompson is a Principal Investigator and researcher at the University of Manchester, where she has undertaken genetic and molecular biological research into inherited disorders and complex disease. This has involved characterisation of the genes involved in Williams-Beuren Syndrome using both in vitro biochemical...

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  • Dr. Penny Man

    Gene Expression

    Main Areas of Expertise Neuroendocrinology, Molecular biology, Cell biology, Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Circadian rhythms, Inflammation, Energy balance, Transgenesis, In vivo techniques, In vitro techniques. Biography Prior to Dr Man's doctoral work, she was employed in the biotech industry trouble-shooting drug development assays for quality control. Dr. Man's doctoral and subsequent post-doctoral work focused on the generation of transgenic models for the study of...

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  • Dr. Katrina Woolcock

    Gene Expression

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Gene expression; Epigenetics & Chromatin; RNA interference; Genomics Secondary Areas of Expertise Non-coding RNAs; Transcription; Nuclear organization; Stress responses; DNA damage & repair Biography After completing a BA and MSci in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Katrina Woolcock moved to Switzerland to pursue a PhD at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel. Here, she studied the role of the RNA...

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  • Dr. Cecilia Devoto

    Infectious Disease

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Microbiology; Infectious disease Secondary Areas of Expertise Malariology; Cellular, Molecular and Medical Parasitology Biography Dr. Cecilia Devoto's doctorate focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, to invade target mammalian cells. She assisted with the generation of transgenic malaria parasites used to elucidate specific gene function at the Laboratory of...

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  • Dr. Clement Weinberger

    Infectious Disease

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Signal transduction; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Infectious diseases; Public health; Vaccines; Clinical case studies Biography Dr. Clement Weinberger has been a medical and biological science writer and editor for nearly 20 years and holds a PhD. in Cell Biology from New York University. His thesis research was on cell communication during development of spatial patterns in early animal development. He has additional experience...

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  • Dr. Steven Stoddard

    Infectious Disease

    Main Areas of Expertise Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology, ecology, public health, vector biology (medical entomology), tropical medicine, (arbo-) virology, and microbiology and pathogens. Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular biology, population genetics, physiology, immunology, applied statistics, mathematical modelling, simulation modelling, (bio) geography, and behavioural ecology. Biography Dr. Stoddard began his career in biological research as an undergraduate...

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  • Dr. Lindsey Goff

    Oncology

    Main Areas of Expertise Haematological malignancies; B- and T-cell immunology; Tumour microenvironment Secondary Areas of Expertise Solid cancers Biography Dr Lindsey Goff was with Cancer Research UK for 25 years doing basic immunology and cancer research, in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Ultimately, she specialised in haematological oncology, in particular follicular lymphoma, and focused on the molecular detection of minimal disease levels and on the immune...

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  • Dr. Cecile Rouleau

    Oncology

    Main Areas of Expertise Oncology; Cell and molecular biology; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Cell cycle; Signal transduction Biography Cecile Rouleau has been working and publishing for 13 years in the area of cancer research. Cecile has studied tumor angiogenesis at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) before joining Genzyme Corporation (Cambridge, MA) to work on antibody and small molecule drug discovery. Qualifications PhD Biochemistry, Tufts...

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  • Dr. Stephen Cooke

    Oncology

    Dr. Stephen Cooke received his undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from The City University, London in 1991 and his PhD in Immunology from KingÂ’s College, London in 1995. His PhD focused the immunobiology of xenograft rejection, a complex subject requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the innate and adaptive immune systems. His first post-doctoral position was a research fellowship at the world-renowned Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, where his work...

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  • Dr. Corina Marx

    Oncology

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Cell biology; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Plant biology; Signal transduction; Ubiquitination Biography Dr. Corina Marx obtained her PhD in the Plant and Microbial Biology department of the University of California at Berkeley studying the role of proteases in the regulation of seed dormancy. Dr. Marx shifted her focus to biomedical sciences to pursue a specialisation in cancer research during her postdoctoral fellowship. She...

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  • Dr. Richard Alexander

    Oncology

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Immunology; Molecular Biology; Protein Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Oncology; Virology; Immunology; Diabetes; Infectious diseases Biography Over 10 years of experience in Biotechnology and Medical Education Over 7 years as a full-time Medical Writer Scientific research in Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology, Protein Biochemistry Qualifications PhD Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA (1979) MSc Chemistry...

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  • Dr. Julia Burnier

    Stem Cell Research

    After completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University, Dr. Burnier pursued a PhD in cell biology from McGill University where her thesis was given distinction. The focus of her PhD was the metastatic potential of cancer cells and the molecular mechanisms underlying invasion and angiogenesis. Julia went on to become a post-doctoral researcher in clinical research at McGill, where she studied the role of inhibitors of growth on a metastasis model. She then pursued...

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  • Dr. Kim Brownhill

    Stem Cell Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Cell cycle; Molecular trafficking Secondary Areas of Expertise Endocytosis; Molecular motors; Cytoskeleton Biography Dr. Kim Brownhill gained a First Class BSc in Biology and completed her PhD on the function and regulation of kinesin-1, -2, and -3 at the University of Manchester. She performed research into the composition of the endosomal-specific ESCRT1 complex as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Life Science, University of Manchester,...

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  • Dr. Stephany Tzeng

    Stem Cell Research

    Main Areas of Expertise Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Tissue Engineering Secondary Areas of Expertise Immunology, Vaccine Delivery, Brain Cancer, Polymer Science, Stem Cells Biography Dr. Stephany Tzeng earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering in 2009 from Yale University, where she wrote her thesis on the use of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery, with applications to neural tissue engineering. Her doctoral work in...

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  • Dr. Clement Weinberger

    Public Health

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Signal transduction; Medical reports Secondary Areas of Expertise Infectious diseases; Public health; Vaccines; Clinical case studies Biography Dr. Clement Weinberger has been a medical and biological science writer and editor for nearly 20 years and holds a PhD. in Cell Biology from New York University. His thesis research was on cell communication during development of spatial patterns in early animal development. He has additional experience...

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  • Dr. Gina Battaglia

    Public Health

    Main Areas of Expertise Metabolic disorders, Exercise physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Endocrinology Secondary Areas of Expertise Clinical research, Epidemiology, Oncology, Pharmacology, Infectious disease, Gastroenterology, Preventative medicine Biography Dr. Battaglia has been writing and editing manuscripts, press releases, online articles, grant proposals, college-level educational material, and blog posts for over eight years. Her research expertise includes metabolic...

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  • Dr. Steven Stoddard

    Public Health

    Main Areas of Expertise Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology, ecology, public health, vector biology (medical entomology), tropical medicine, (arbo-) virology, and microbiology and pathogens. Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular biology, population genetics, physiology, immunology, applied statistics, mathematical modelling, simulation modelling, (bio) geography, and behavioural ecology. Biography Dr. Stoddard began his career in biological research as an undergraduate...

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  • Dr. Kim Brownhill

    Biochemical Techniques

    Main Areas of Expertise Cell biology; Cell cycle; Molecular trafficking Secondary Areas of Expertise Endocytosis; Molecular motors; Cytoskeleton Biography Dr. Kim Brownhill gained a First Class BSc in Biology and completed her PhD on the function and regulation of kinesin-1, -2, and -3 at the University of Manchester. She performed research into the composition of the endosomal-specific ESCRT1 complex as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Life Science, University of Manchester,...

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  • Dr. Valerie Matarese

    Biochemical Techniques

    Main Areas of Expertise Cancer research; Molecular and cellular biology; Gene expression Secondary Areas of Expertise Biochemical techniques; Signal transduction; Genomics Biography After completing her studies, Valerie did post-doctoral research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, USA) and was employed for 5 years by the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKlein). In 1997, she launched an independent enterprise offering editing, original content...

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  • Dr. Dean Rea

    Biochemical Techniques

    Main Areas of Expertise Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Enzymology, and Pharmacology Ecology, Conservation Science, Environmental Science, and Evolutionary Biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Genetics, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, and Microbiology Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry Biography Dr Dean Rea obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, which included an intercalated year of Synthetic...

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  • Dr. Nancy Jennings

    Marine Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Ecology; Conservation science; Bioacoustics; Agricultural ecology Secondary Areas of Expertise Behavioural ecology; Marine biology; Food webs; Population dynamics; Whole-organism biology; Mammalian biology; Echolocation Taxa in which she has specialist knowledge: mammals, bats, hares and other lagomorphs, cetaceans, pinnipeds and shrews Biography Since obtaining her PhD from the University of Bristol, Dr Nancy Jennings worked as a commissioning editor in...

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  • Dr. David Hughes

    Marine Biology

    Main Areas of Expertise Marine biology, with particular expertise in benthic ecology. Research experience in a wide range of marine environments including temperate coastal ecosystems, tropical coral reefs and the deep sea. Secondary Areas of Expertise All aspects of marine biology, and in zoology and palaeontology in general. Qualifications PhD Experimental study of life-history variation in marine bryozoans. University of Wales (1987) BSc (Hons.) Zoology. University of Reading...

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  • Dr. Claudia Copeland

    Microbiology & Pathogens

    Main Areas of Expertise Virology; Molecular Biology; Molecular Entomology & Parasitology; Computational Genetics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Retrovirology and tropical virology Biography Dr. Claudia Copeland holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, specialising in parasitology and tropical medicine (Tulane University), and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in molecular entomology (United States Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) and...

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  • Dr. Stephen Cooke

    Microbiology & Pathogens

    Dr. Stephen Cooke received his undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from The City University, London in 1991 and his PhD in Immunology from KingÂ’s College, London in 1995. His PhD focused the immunobiology of xenograft rejection, a complex subject requiring an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the innate and adaptive immune systems. His first post-doctoral position was a research fellowship at the world-renowned Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London, where his work...

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  • Dr. Cecilia Devoto

    Microbiology & Pathogens

    Main Areas of Expertise Molecular biology; Cell biology; Microbiology; Infectious disease Secondary Areas of Expertise Malariology; Cellular, Molecular and Medical Parasitology Biography Dr. Cecilia Devoto's doctorate focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, to invade target mammalian cells. She assisted with the generation of transgenic malaria parasites used to elucidate specific gene function at the Laboratory of...

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  • Dr. Michael Rolph

    Microbiology & Pathogens

    Dr. Michael Rolph has a PhD in molecular virology and immunology from the Australian National University, which is regarded as Australia’s leading research university. He undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, studying vaccine development and the immune response to bacterial infection. During this time he was much in demand among his German colleagues for his scientific English writing and editing skills. After a short sabbatical at the...

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  • Chris Clegg

    Microbiology & Pathogens

    Main Areas of Expertise Microbiology Secondary Areas of Expertise Environmental microbiology; Soil microbiology; Molecular detection of microbes; Interactions between plants and microbes; Interactions between invertebrates and microbes; Pathogens in soils and water; Microbes and nutrient cycling; Biological aspects of soil science. Biography Dr Christopher Clegg's PhD comprised studying interactions between genetically modified bacteria and soil invertebrates. He later worked as a...

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  • Dr. Joanna Mackie

    Microbiology & Pathogens

    Main Areas of Expertise Microbiology; Mycology; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Proteomics; Biochemistry Secondary Areas of Expertise Enzymology; Archaea; Fungal Infectious Diseases Biography During her MSc and PhD studies, Dr Mackie explored the role of multidrug efflux systems in bacterial chloramphenicol resistance. She also investigated human gut microflora, as part of a pre-doctoral Marie-Curie Fellowship at the Rowett Institute (Aberdeen, UK). Dr Mackie then sought to expand her...

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  • Dr. Steven Stoddard

    Microbiology & Pathogens

    Main Areas of Expertise Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology, ecology, public health, vector biology (medical entomology), tropical medicine, (arbo-) virology, and microbiology and pathogens. Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular biology, population genetics, physiology, immunology, applied statistics, mathematical modelling, simulation modelling, (bio) geography, and behavioural ecology. Biography Dr. Stoddard began his career in biological research as an undergraduate...

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