Dr. Beth – Neurobiology Editor
Dr. Beth is a biomedical scientist and science communicator with over 15 years’ experience in a range of research areas including neurobiology, cell biology, immunology, cancer biology, cognitive psychology, nutritional biochemistry, and pathology. She holds a B.A. degree from Converse College, with majors in biology and psychology, and a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation research studied the immune system’s effects on the nervous system in a model of medulloblastoma (cancer of the cerebellum). She also investigated immune gene expression in the nervous system, and immune molecules’ effects on neuron cell death in response to viral infections, bacteria-associated molecules, and trophic factor deprivation. As a research assistant in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences program, Dr. Beth examined gastric cancer cells infected with Epstein-Barr virus in a pathology lab at UNC-Chapel Hill. Additionally, Dr. Beth performed research on IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) in a pharmacology lab at the Medical University of South Carolina and studied choline in a nutritional biochemistry lab at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also completed research fellowships in cognitive science and neuroscience at the University of Minnesota and Northern Arizona University, respectively.
Dr. Beth has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented her science at numerous national conferences. She has over two years’ experience as a science communicator translating scientific information into clear language the public can understand, and her work reaches up to 38,000 people per week. She has written and edited SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant proposals, white papers, and articles for clients in life sciences, biotechnology, and clinical research.
A recipient of the Graduate Student Mentoring Award, Dr. Beth also has earned certificates in Biomedical Translational Research, Effective Mentoring in the Research Laboratory, and Diversity Advocacy. She served as a board member of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, which promotes science communication, and currently is a committee member for HOTTovation, a startup business percolator program with Morrisville Innovation Foundation. Dr. Beth is passionate about communicating science clearly and succinctly, and she welcomes the opportunity to edit your biomedical science documents.
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