Nancy R. Hofmann
Nancy holds a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of California at Davis and a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College. Nancy currently works as a Science Editor for The Plant Cell and resides in Socorro, New Mexico. Her areas of expertise include biochemistry, molecular biology, protein targeting, and organelle biology.
Jennifer M. Mach
Jen earned a PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA from Williams College. Jen currently works as a Science Editor for The Plant Cell and resides in Chicago, Illinois. Her areas of expertise include plant cell death and disease resistance, chromosome dynamics, and biofuels.
Kathleen L. Farquharson
Kathy holds a PhD in Plant Biology from UMass, Amherst; an MSc in Genetics from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; and a Certificate in Professional Technical Writing from the University of Washington. Kathy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works as a Science Editor for The Plant Cell.
Rebecca earned an MSc from the University of Michigan studying plant and yeast molecular evolution. A Brooklyn-based freelance scientific/medical editor, copy editor, and editing trainer, Rebecca was previously copy editing manager for the US Nature Research Journals (Springer Nature) and Current Protocols manuals (John Wiley) and executive editor of the online resource Best Practice of Medicine (Praxis Press).
Patrice A. Salomé
Patrice holds a PhD from Dartmouth College. He enjoys running, biking and swimming around the Los Angeles area, where he currently lives, which allows him to burn enough calories to eat lots of sweets. His areas of expertise are molecular biology, natural variation, genomics and photobiology.
Jennifer A. Lockhart
Jen earned a PhD in Botany from the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Jen works as a Science Editor for The Plant Cell and lives in Massachusetts. Her areas of expertise include plant development, molecular biology, plant transformation, and phytohormones.
Ruthie S. Arieti
Ruthie earned a PhD in Biological Sciences from Purdue University and a BA in Biology from George Mason University. Her areas of expertise include the actin cytoskeleton, cell biology, and auxin signaling. Besides for her scientific relationship with plants, Ruthie enjoys finding food plants with misfit morphologies.
Felicia earned a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Felicia currently works as a freelance copy editor and artist and resides in Reno, Nevada. Her vast experience in science editing spans the fields of psychology, photonics, materials research, and nutrition, with a specialty in plant biology.
Stephen E. Fick
Steve earned a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in Biology from Wheaton College. Steve currently works for the University of Colorado, Boulder, and resides in Moab, Utah. His areas of expertise include plant community ecology, plant ecophysiology, biogeochemistry and landscape ecology.
Laura has a PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and many years of research and editing experience (books and research manuscripts). Laura is currently a freelance science editor and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her specialties include general plant physiology, biochemistry and metabolism, plant-microbe interactions, and stress responses.
Monica earned an MSc in Marine Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on phytoplankton ecology. She is a freelance science editor, writer and communications specialist with professional experience in scientific publishing, among other realms. She currently lives in upstate New York.
Victoria A. Hurr
Victoria holds a PhD in Crop Genetics from The John Innes Centre and a BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry from The University of Manchester. Her areas of expertise include molecular biology, plant transformation, and abiotic stress. Victoria is a freelance science editor currently based in New Jersey.
Sarah B. Jose
Sarah earned her PhD in Plant Biology at the University of Bristol and has a BSc (Hons.) in Biology from Cardiff University. Now based in Cornwall, UK, Sarah is a full-time professional science editor and writer, specializing in plant science and genetics.
Cheryl A. Martin
Cheryl earned an MSc in Crop Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BSc in Horticulture Science from Colorado State University. In addition to editing for Plant Editors she is an Agronomic Writer. Cheryl lives in Chicago, Illinois. Her interests include plant pathology and breeding crops for improved disease and insect resistance.
Lisa studied Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick, UK, holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Science Education, and is a member of the Association of British Science Writers. With a varied employment history centered on science communication, Lisa is now a freelance science editor, writer, and communicator, particularly interested in plant science.
Betsy performs Plant Editors’ administrative function. Betsy’s background is in operations management, with a focus on strategic planning, workforce optimization, and building excellent quality management systems. Betsy holds a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College with a concentration in Women’s Studies, and is proud to contribute to a system that keeps so many plant biologists working in their field.
Rebecca A. Slattery
Becky earned a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her areas of expertise include ecophysiology and photosynthesis, scaling from the leaf to the ecosystem. She currently resides in northwestern Wisconsin.
Michelle is a freelance writer and editor on a quest to never stop learning. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in plant pathology and an M.Sc. in plant anatomy and development. Michelle is an advocate for plain language and accessibility in all forms of communication.