I am a Ph.D. scientist with a passion for scientific communication and incredible scientific curiosity. For 17 years, I served as the Editor of Science Signaling, a multidisciplinary scientific journal about all aspects of molecular, cellular, and organismal regulation. In 2017, I left AAAS to launch my own scientific writing, editing, and consulting company: BioSerendipity (www.bioserendipity.com).
I hold a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from the University of Maryland Medical School. I worked for 7 years as a researcher studying cellular trafficking and function of lysosomal membrane proteins and serving as an instructor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Biology.
I joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in January 2000 as an Associate Editor for Science‘s STKE and was quickly promoted to Managing Editor in the spring of 2000 and to then Editor when the journal was re-titled to Science Signaling in 2008. In 2017, I stepped down as the Editor of Science Signaling to start Bioserendipity, LLC. My scientific expertise spans basic research to translational medicine.