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Columnists | Penn Medicine

Columnists

Our columnists, regular contributors to Bio Careers , are a very diverse group, composed of scientist and medical doctors from many different career paths, human resources professionals, staff writers, and other professionals from the career paths that are of most interest to life science PhDs and MDs. Their names and brief biographies are listed below. To see the articles they have written for the website, please click on their name.

Aida Baida Gil, PhD is a geneticist and certified career coach. She helps scientists and professional women struggling to decide the next step in their career to gain clarity and design an action...
Andrew Davis is the founder and President of Treaty Oak Recruiting, an Austin, TX based recruitment firm focused on the clinical research and life science industries.  With over ten years of...
Berthe Stempfer is a senior research scientist specializing in drug product development. In her current position she is primary responsible for formulation development of immediate release (IR) oral...
Brooke L. Hemming, Ph.D. is a senior physical scientist in the US EPA Office of Research and Development. After completing a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, she went on...
Chris Gunter is the Director of Research Affairs at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. After a B.S. from the University of Georgia and Ph.D. from Emory University, she did postdoctoral...
Chris Shen, MD is a Principal at the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. He focuses on biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Chris also holds a Lectureship position at the...
Christine Traxler, MD practiced medicine for fifteen years in rural Minnesota before turning her love of writing into a career. As a medical writer, she has worked on projects designed to make...
Cyndi Fischer, MSA is the Director of Strategic Recruitment for STG International. As a Human Capital Management specialist her work concentrates on agency level recruitment strategies and...
Daniel J. Haders II, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of Sanar Biosciences, Inc. a start-up biotechnology company. Prior to founding Sanar Biosciences Daniel worked at Lux Biosciences, a venture capital...
Daphney Jean is an AAAS S&T Policy Fellow.
David Keleti, Ph.D. was born and raised in Queens, NY and obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in 2007 at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he worked as a research...
Denise Milovan is a research scientist specializing in the central nervous system therapeutic area. In her current position she oversees the neurocognitive program at Kendle Early Stage Toronto....
Diana Bharucha, PhD is a senior research analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Student Success Initiatives at Northern Virginia Community College in Fairfax, Virginia. She analyzes...
Donella Wilson, PhD, is Director of Research Promotion and Communication for the American Cancer Society. Prior to joining American Cancer Society, she was an Associate Professor at Meharry Medical...
Emma Hitt is a freelance medical writer specializing in oncology-related physician continuing medical education materials for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Hitt has been freelancing since 1998 and...
Erica Riddle Taylor, PhD was born and raised near Detroit, MI and attended the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Biochemistry, with honors, in 2000. In...
Fatos Kopliku M.S. is a molecular biologist from Albania with a B.S from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a graduate degree from University of Massachusetts. Previously he worked at...
Dr. Buchold is a freelance science editor/writer based out of Houston, TX. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under Dr. Deborah A. O’Brien. His postdoctoral...
Holly Brevig is a PhD trained scientist with 12 years combined experience in biomedical research, healthcare policy research, and defense analysis. She is currently an Oak Ridge Science and Education...
Jared Young, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Mills College, a liberal arts college for women in Oakland, California. He grew up in Los Angeles and received his B.A. from...
Jenny Xiao has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from University of Hawaii and MBA from Santa Clara University. Jenny has been working in life science tool marketing for more than 10 years after her...
John Bodeau, works in Molecular Biology Product Development at Applied Biosystems, where he has been for several years. Currently in the System Verification and Validation group, John works on...
Josh Schaffzin, MD, PhD has been the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer for New York State since July, 2005. Born in Philadelphia, he studied Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis...
Kim Lindsey earned her Ph.D. in Immunology Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University in 1998 after working for nine years as a research scientist.She started working at CDC in June, 1999, as a...
Lauren Celano is the Founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial innovative life sciences...
A Ph.D. graduate of Neuroscience program at the University of Pennsylvania, Leo had worked as a consultant for biotechnology start-ups. Currently, he is a R&D manager of a clinical-stage...
Lisa Sproul Hoverman, PhD has a BS from Carlow University and a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh on the kinetics of Kinesin motor proteins. In her Postdoc at Penn State University,...
May Li, PhD is a scientific search consultant with Fidelis Biopharm Inc. Dr. Li completed her PhD in molecular biology from Columbia University and post doctoral work at Yale University. She...
Ms. Bahar serves as the Assistant Administrator for Technology Transfer at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). She has broad responsibility for...
Nick Zagorski, PhD is currently a science writer for the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). After receiving his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cornell University in 2003, he...
Dr. Silveyra is a full time Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is one of the leaders of the...
Rebecca Goldstein earned her PhD in Cell Biology in 2007 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where her research characterized immunotherapy and targeted molecular therapies. She then...
Robert Hagan is a technical writing specialist for J.G. Hilton. Hagan specializes in providing technical writing services to the life science industry, and has more than ten years of experience in...
Dr. Ryan Raver is Product Manager in the Biotech Industry. He currently runs ‘The Grad Student Way’ which offers career and professional development for PhD students and postdocs. Dr. Raver is also...
Samuel E. Bish, Ph.D. (Sam) works as a Licensing and Patenting Manager at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) in Rockville, Maryland. His core duties at OTT...
Stephanie C. Nnadi received her bachelors degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University and her doctoral degree in Genetics from Thomas Jefferson University.  Her doctoral...
Su Jun Lim-Higbie is a Business Intelligence Manager at Tech Launch Arizona, the technology transfer office of the University of Arizona. She manages the Business Intelligence Unit that conducts due...
Tim Sippel, PhD is a contractor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a fisheries population scientist, specializing in migratory species which commonly move through...
Tina Hesman Saey, PhD is the medical science reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Washington University and Master's degree in Science Journalism from Boston...
Tina Morrison, Ph.D. is a mechanical engineer who studied Cardiovascular Biomechanics for two years as a post doctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her research focused on quantifying the in vivo...
Vanesa Dabul is a biomedical engineer and medical scientist whose first research publication was for her discovery work in stem cell and tissue engineering research. She has traveled internationally...
Vanessa Hubbard-Lucey is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU School of Medicine in the laboratory of Ken Cadwell studying the inflammatory response in the context of autophagy. Vanessa holds a PhD...
Captain Vanessa R. Melanson, PhD is stationed at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where she is Chief, Diagnostics and Laboratory Services Department in the Entomology Branch.  In this role...
Virginia Cox, PhD holds a PhD in Molecular and Developmental Biology from Weill Medical College at Cornell University. She was a 2004-6 AAAS Diplomacy Fellow in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and...
Dr. William Soliman is currently Global Medical Director with Retrophin Pharmaceuticals. He is a senior executive with several years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. He...
Yung S. Lie, Ph.D., is the Scientific Director of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides today’s best young scientists with funding to pursue innovative...
Yuri Maricich is an MD/MBA with experience in health IT, health services, medical devices, consulting, intellectual property, and technology transfer. He founded Clinixis Health Systems, a health...