Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Physiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
M.S. in Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
B.S. in Biology with departmental honors, Union College, Schenectady, NY
I have completed a Core Curriculum certificate and an Advanced Curriculum certificate through the American Medical Writers Association.
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President's Award, American Medical Writers Association (2019)
Fellow of the American Medical Writers Association (2014)
Freelance medical and technical writer
November 2000 - present
Preparation of manuscripts, government regulatory submissions, literature reviews, white papers, and a Webcast script
Scientific database design and construction; modeling of online data entry screens; preparation of tutorials
Annotation of a very large natural products database to include detailed descriptions of pharmacological activities of natural products
2010 - present
Senior Research Scientist
April 1998 - October 2000
Nutrition and Consumer Sector, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO
Identification of natural products beneficial for cardiovascular and bone health in postmenopausal women using cell-based assays
2010 - present
September 1994 - April 1998
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Advisor: J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D.
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Created transgenic mouse model: mammary gland-specific expression of dominant negative human estrogen receptor (ER) mutants
Investigated effects of dominant negative human ER mutants on estrogen and growth factor-dependent breast cancer cell proliferation in vitro
Characterized estrogenic properties of resveratrol, a compound in grapes and red wine, using human breast cancer cells
September 1990 - August 1994
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Advisor: Neena B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
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Evaluated the effects of glucocorticoids on gonadotropin hormone secretion, pituitary content, mRNA, and other physiological variables in male and female laboratory rats
Investigated regulation of the rat FSHß gene promoter by glucocorticoids
Ph.D. thesis title "Effects of glucocorticoids on gonadotropin secretion, pituitary content, and messenger ribonucleic acid levels in male and female rats"
June1988 - August 1990
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Advisor: Daniel R. Deaver, Ph.D.
Investigated age-related changes in the secretion of luteinizing hormone and growth hormone and changes in the cellular composition of the anterior pituitary gland in prepubertal bull calves
M.S. thesis title "Age-related changes in the secretion of growth hormone in infantile and prepubertal Holstein bull calves"