plant science journalDr Stephen: Biochemistry grant writer and editor

Biochemistry grant writer Dr Stephen’s 20-year career in biosciences has spanned the fields of microbiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein and membrane trafficking, plant sciences and cell signaling. During this period Dr Stephen undertook research using plant, animal and fungal-based experimental systems and so he has a very broad understanding of the biological and medical sciences first-hand.

Dr Stephen was awarded a Ph.D in plant sciences from the internationally famous John Innes Institute in 1995 and then won three separate personal fellowships from: The Beit Memorial Foundation; The Medical Research Council and latterly from The Royal Society to continue his research for the next 15 years as an independent investigator. In 1997, Dr Stephen discovered the inositol lipid PtdIns(3,5)P2; a molecule that regulates fundamental aspects of membrane trafficking and endomembrane homeostasis in all eukaryotes. Subsequent work by Dr Stephen and others pin-pointed the cellular machinery that creates, destroys and transduces the signal from this lipid second messenger, using genetic studies in S. cerevisiae. Dr Stephen and others also uncovered some of this signal’s wide-ranging roles in cell, animal and plant physiology including receptor and cation channel cycling, cell responses to osmotic stress and organization of the actin cytoskeleton. Dr Stephen was awarded a Senior Lectureship at Birmingham University Department of Biosciences in 2006, where he taught undergraduate programs whilst running a research lab with an international reputation.

Dr Stephen has been successfully writing grants for the last 20 years and was awarded £2 million in funding from UK research agencies throughout his own career. More recently, Dr Stephen has obtained $4 million in grants for his clients in the US through DoD SBIR.

Dr Stephen has published more than 30 scientific papers in his own fields; including work in: Nature; EMBO Journal; Current Biology; Journal of Cell Science; Journal of Biological Chemistry and many others. Dr Stephen was an editorial adviser to Biochemical Journal from 2006-2011 and acted as an expert reviewer for NSF, NIH, MRC, BBSRC, The Wellcome Trust, NRC (Canada) for grants and for J. Biol Chem, EMBO J, Eur J. Biochem, Curr Biol, J. Cell Sci and PNAS, for publications.


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