Dr. Pepe is a Ph.D.-trained neuroscience writer and editor with over 13 years of neuroscience research experience specializing in learning and memory. Dr. Pepe received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he later returned to earn his Ph.D. in neuroscience. His postdoctoral fellowship was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Over the years he has examined learning and memory on a behavioral and molecular level with respect to a variety of fields including: addiction, aging, cognitive enhancers, intracellular signaling, psychiatric disease models, sleep, and social behavior. In addition, he has 8 years of oncology research experience where he studied the efficacy of plasmid DNA vectors expressing therapeutic proteins in various cancer murine tumor models. He enjoys developing novel behavioral models, experimental design, and data analysis and presentation. However, neuroscience writing and editing is his forte, as he thoroughly enjoys helping others present their work in the best light possible and to maximize the impact of their research.
Dr. Pepe has published 20 research and review articles in high profile journals including Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Neuroscience Biobehavioral Reviews, Biological Psychiatry, PNAS, and Cancer Research. His work has been presented at various national, international, and specialty conferences. In addition to authoring neuroscience and oncology research papers, Dr. Pepe is an experienced reviewer and editor as well. He has served as a referee of many peer-reviewed manuscripts and grants for numerous scientific journals and for the NIH learning and memory subgroup, respectively. He was also invited to be the Lead Guest Editor for an online neuroscience research journal. He has developed a keen sense for neuroscience writing and for what reviewers and editors expect. Dr. Pepe was awarded proposals he authored for supplemental support (off of parent RO1 grants) and a competitive National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship grant. Additionally, he has assisted in developing, editing, and writing many neuroscience-related NIH RO1 and private institutional grant proposals.
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