Kathleen L. Farquharson earned a PhD in Plant Biology from UMass, Amherst, an MSc in Genetics from the University of Stellenbosch, and a Certificate in Professional Technical Writing from the University of Washington. Kathy resides in Belmont, California and works as a Science Editor for The Plant Cell. Her areas of expertise include the actin cytoskeleton, tip growth, and ion dynamics. Read more about Kathy.
Nancy R. Hofmann 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. Read more about Nancy.
Jennifer M. Mach 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. Read more about Jen M.
Senior Science Editor
Jennifer A. Lockhart 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 Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her areas of expertise include plant development, molecular biology, plant transformation, and phytohormones. Read more about Jen L.
Tracy L. Campbell graduated summa cum laude with an MSc in Entomology from Montana State University. She has a BSc in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University. Tracy has over 15 years of experience as an environmental scientist. Her areas of expertise include plant–insect interactions and pollination ecology. Tracy resides in Missoula, Montana. Read more about Tracy.
Stephen E. Fick 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. Read more about Steve.
Sarah B. Jose recently completed her PhD in Plant Biology at the University of Bristol, UK, and has a BSc (Hons.) in Biology from Cardiff University, UK. Sarah currently works as a freelance science writer, editor, and communicator, specializing in plant science and genetics. Sarah lives in Cornwall, UK. Read more about Sarah.
Lyza G. Maron holds a PhD in Plant Biology from Cornell University and an MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Campinas, Brazil. Her research has examined how plants cope with acid soils. Lyza is interested in crop genomics, abiotic stress resistance, and plant mineral nutrition. She lives in Ithaca, NY. Read more about Lyza.
Cheryl A. Martin 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. Read more about Cheryl.
Lisa A. Martin 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. Read more about Lisa.
Chris J. Meyer earned BSc and PhD degrees in Plant Biology from the University of Waterloo, Canada. In addition to editing for Plant Editors, he is an undergraduate laboratory coordinator for botany courses at the University of Guelph, Canada. Chris’s interests include plant anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, as well as education and communication in the plant sciences. Read more about Chris
Kristin M. Sherrard earned a PhD in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago and an MSc in Geology at the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise include evolutionary biology and ecology. In addition to editing for Plant Editors, she studies cell crawling in fruit flies. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Read more about Kristin.
Rebecca A. Slattery 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 works as a freelance science editor and resides in northwestern Wisconsin. Read more about Becky.
Kimberley T. Tilbrook earned her PhD in Plant Biotechnology at the University of Queensland, Australia. During a number of postdoctoral positions, she developed further expertise in diverse fields, from plant photobiology to nitrogen assimilation. Kimberley currently works as a freelance science editor and writer, and relishes the things she learns with each job. Read more about Kimberley.
Aline H. Valster-Koning holds a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a MSc in Plant Breeding from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Aline’s interests include plant cell biology and biochemistry. In addition to editing for Plant Editors, Aline teaches Academic Writing at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. Read more about Aline.
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Emily R. Larson received her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Vermont. Her current research includes how vesicle transport machinery and endomembrane identity support plant cell growth and function. Outside of research, Emily is interested in undergraduate biology education, science communication, and community outreach. Emily lives in Glasgow, UK. Read more about Emily.
Spencer J. Schreier earned his MSc in Plant Science and BSc in Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Biology at South Dakota State University. He has examined protein, microRNA, and genomic activity in plant hormone signaling. In addition to editing for Plant Editors, Spencer conducts muscular dystrophy research as a Research Associate for the University of Nevada, Reno. Read more about Spencer.