Science X editorial team
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Stephanie holds a Master's degree in TESOL from The New School in New York, and joined Science X in 2021. She is passionate about cooking, language learning, linguistics, and editing. Stephanie loves to read and edit articles detailing discoveries across the sci-tech realm, especially those involving biology and space exploration. In addition to her work at Science X, she has written numerous patient education articles on topics within medicine and dentistry.
Robert had to live in 11 cities and three countries before finding a place that felt like home (he's a picky guy and that's probably why he enjoys being an editor). In addition to a bachelor's degree in mathematical biology and a master's degree in creative writing, Robert possesses a small street dog with a large overbite who likes to hunt crabs on the beach.
Owen began editing technical work for lay audiences in 1998, working for the Toronto Star newspaper before becoming a full-time freelancer. He attended Ryerson Polytechnic University's journalism program before graduating with a Bachelor's of Independent Studies in forensic database architecture from the University of Waterloo. Owen has been copy editing for Science X since 2020.
Lisa is a content and copy editor with backgrounds in the arts and medicine. She has a B.A. in art history and an M.A. in material culture. During her diverse career, she has been a publications editor in a decorative arts museum, an emergency paramedic, and an organ transplant coordinator. She has an eye for fine detail, a passion for grammar, and dedication to life-long learning. She has been editing for Science X since 2021.
Chris has written and edited for newspapers and alt newsweeklies since 2003, including the Kansas City Star, The Pitch and the Village Voice. He has been copyediting and occasionally writing for Science X since 2013. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his spouse and two dogs.
Alex holds a Ph.D. in nano-engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is an author and co-author of numerous scientific publications. Alex served as a reviewer for various peer-reviewed scientific journals before launching his career in scientific journalism. Science X values Alex's thoughtful and careful scientific insight in developing policy and creating standards for content.
Andrew has a life-long interest in scientific news. As a youth he contributed science and technology news to local school magazines. Andrew achieved a Master's degree in physics with post-graduate work as a research assistant for five years, conducting scientific research. Throughout his career he has never forgotten the thrill and excitement of capturing the dreams of a young child through scientific discovery. Andrew is an accurate editor whose earnest efforts and youthful zeal play a major part in the success of Science X.
Sadie began her editing career in 1999 in Pharma News. After five years, Sadie took a career break to raise two sons. On returning to the work arena, she conducted online research within the oil and gas industry, followed by editing in the recycling and energy-from-waste industries. In recent years, Sadie has returned to her interest in medical research, working on clinical trial documents. Sadie was very happy to join the Science X team in 2023. She holds a BSc in Life Sciences and Ecology. Living in the UK, she's had homes in Wales, Scotland (just 6 miles from the banks of Loch Ness) and England—settling in Devon.
John joined Science X in 2006 and his guidance was invaluable in creating reliable and trustworthy science and technology stories for Science X.
Ingrid is a freelance journalist and science enthusiast with a BSc in Psychology and an MA in International Journalism, both from City, University of London. She regularly writes articles for numerous online publications, media websites, and research outreach companies. Her primary interests include artificial intelligence, robotics, psychology, neuroscience, environmental science, and astrophysics. Ingrid started writing for Science X in 2018 and now covers a wide range of research-based topics.
Bob Yirka has always been fascinated by science and has spent large portions his life with his nose buried in textbooks or magazines; he has Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Information Systems Management. He's worked in a variety of positions in the telecommunications field ranging from help desk jockey to systems analyst to MIS manager. Recently, after nearly twenty years in the business, he's decided to move to what he really loves doing and that is writing. In addition to writing for Science X, Bob has also sold several short-stories and has written three novels.
Hannah Bird is a Doctoral Researcher in Oceanography, Climatology and Palaeontology at the University of Birmingham, UK. She specialises in terrestrial and marine flora and fauna responses to past global warming events and their implications for future climate change, including her research on the oldest known amphibian footprints in the UK, which was widely covered in national and global media. Hannah is a freelance editor and content creator, with over 10 years of experience translating complex scientific principles into mainstream print and digital media for Earth Science Journals (including the Geological Curator and Palaeontologica Electronica), the Palaeontological Association's newsletter, and the Geological Society of London's Geoscientist Magazine.
Tomasz is a long-time space enthusiast and amateur astronomer. He founded and managed Astro Watch for nearly a decade - one of the premier astronomy and science-related blogs. Tomasz has been freelancing since 2011, writing for many media outlets, including SpaceFlight Insider, Science 2.0, Space Coast Daily, From Quarks to Quasars.
Delthia Ricks is an award-winning science writer and author. Her stories have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Newsday where she was a staff writer; Discover Magazine; the Journal of the National Cancer Institute; Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, and numerous other publications. She additionally has written four books, the most recent, 100 Questions and Answers About Coronaviruses. Ricks is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles where she received a B.A. in English with a minor in Biology; She has an M.A. in English from Columbia University in New York and an M.S. in Biology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Ricks has completed additional postgraduate work in the (tropical) infectious diseases program at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Thamarasee Jeewandara, Ph.D., is a researcher and science writer with a Doctorate in Medicine and Bioengineering from the University of Sydney, Australia. She has multi-disciplinary Postdoctoral research experience as a research scientist in biochemistry, plasma physics, genetics, bone tissue engineering, paleontology, cell dynamics and organ-on-a-chip technologies broadly within the U.S and internationally. Thamarasee enjoys travelling, reading/writing, the theatre and fine arts.
Peter Grad was a reporter, columnist and editor at newspapers in his hometown of the Bronx; Meriden, Conn., and then (for 32 years) in New Jersey at The Record. He was the Op-Ed Page editor at The Record for 18 years and also contributed a weekly computer column beginning in the nineties under the titles "The Computer Tutor" and "The PC Guy."" He designed a prototype for a video- and audio-enhanced online multimedia newspaper for The Record years before that became the norm for the nation's leading papers. Peter and his wife, Rose, recently moved to Cary, North Carolina. He misses Zabar's, Levain cookies, Central Park, Prince Street Pizza and Manhattan's cool rock and blues venues. He doesn't miss the traffic or the snow.
Justin has been covering science news as a host of This Week in Science (TWIS podcast) since 2004. The weekly program brings a slightly irreverent, yet fervently pro-science perspective to recent research across all scientific subjects. While he has previously worked in biotech research labs running fermentation experiments and in genomics labs running next-generation sequencers, Justin’s first love of science is in communicating the stories to a wider audience. Justin joins the Science X team after many years of being an avid reader and fan of their publications.
Tejasri is a freelance science writer/journalist with an MS in Physics. She explores diverse scientific disciplines and enjoys research-driven writing. When not at her keyboard, you can find her in front of the TV with her feline companions, eating delicious food, or napping.
Lisa graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric in 2004. She subsequently completed a science writing internship at Fermilab, followed by a communications internship at Caterpillar. Since then, she has been writing in a freelance capacity for a variety of science, technology, and other publications. Lisa began writing for Science X in 2005, providing engaging and interesting editorials about scientific developments. Lisa‘s stimulating and accurate science and technology articles have made her very popular among Science X readers.
Stuart Mason Dambrot
As a Consilientist, Mr. Dambrot analyzes deep-structure interconnections between multiple areas of knowledge and creativity, focus on the synthesis of a precise conceptual language that communicates the common neocortical foundations of human intellectual expression. As a Futurist, Mr. Dambrot identifies, monitors, and extrapolates convergent and emergent trends in a wide range of areas, including computing, communications, energy, neuroscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, molecular electronics, artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing and communications, and quantum neurobiology. Mr. Dambrot speaks and writes about a wide range of topics, many of which are covered in his blog Critical Thought. He has written for Science X, MedicalXpress.com, Nature, Science, Nature Biotechnology, New Scientist, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Electronics, Columbia University 21stC, Economist, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Japan Times, EE Times, Photonics Spectra, ChemicalWeek. Mr. Dambrot holds a degree in Physiological Psychology.
John's background is physics and neuroscience. He worked in industry for many years in a variety electrical and mechanical engineering roles. He also ran CRE precision, a machine shop specializing in the design of biomedical instruments, for 10 years. He sold the business in 2012 to pursue the goal of full time science reading, and has been able to find gainful employment writing in the fields of neuroscience, cell biology, and general technology.
Laura is a physical sciences writer, covering physics, nanoscience, astronomy/astrophysics, and materials science for Science X. She began her career as a reporter covering local events on Long Island, New York and later worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She has been freelancing since 2005. She has B.S. degree in physics from Stony Brook University and currently lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Laura's association with Science X began in 2006. Believing wholeheartedly that 'the devil is in the detail', Laura creates accurate and thought-provoking science articles.
After a 35-year professional career in the telecommunications industry, John's second-life career began in 2006. He has flourished as a freelance writer for various websites. John's passion is researching and writing electronic technology and science stories. He graduated from RCA Institutes in 1970 with an Associate Degree in electronic technology. John knows his stuff and readers appreciate his practical insights.
Lin has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma in Freelance Journalism from the Australian College of Journalism. After many years as a technical writer, writing mainly in fields such as chemistry, electronics, heavy engineering, RFID, robotics, and lasers, Lin decided to return to university and has just completed a BA in Literature and Composition. She has also been working as a freelance writer and academic editor, and while she enjoys writing on many topics, science and technology are her first love.
Miranda has a M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University and is a life-long lover of science who now enjoys writing about it. A technology columnist for her local newspaper, Miranda has also had her work published in a range of print and online publications including Discover magazine. Miranda joined Science X in 2005. Her passion for science and technology shows through in her writing, making her contributions lively and incisive.
Ted Goodman is a versatile writer, who covers many subjects from symphony orchestras to tournament bridge. Somehow, soon after graduate school, he landed a free-lance job with the National Institutes of Health, editing medical research papers and re-creating their texts to publish for lay audiences. That was a tough way to get his feet wet, but the experience led him to similar assignments in other government offices. "So many folks are afraid of science and new technologies; I like to bring that knowledge home to them so that they can love it like I do." Though Ted's degrees from George Washington University (Washington, DC) are in speech and hearing science, his own research stopped after graduate school. He has spent his career either teaching or writing (or playing bridge!).