Brown University School of Engineering

An Editor’s Perspective on Scientific Publishing

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm

An Editor’s Perspective on Scientific Publishing Tuesday, May 15, Noon Eddy Auditorium Room 291, BioMed Center Dr. Laura Zahn, Senior Editor, Science Dr. Zahn attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1992 with a BA in Biology. Post graduation, Dr. Zahn worked in Dr. Thomas Stossel's lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA on the Human Genome Project. She received her Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona, in Tucson in 2002, with a minor in genetics; performed under the supervision of Drs. Margaret Kidwell and David Mount on the population genetics and ecology of the mating system of the gynodioecious grass Bouteloua chondrosioides. From 2002-2006 she did post-doctoral work on the Floral Genome Project at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania with Drs. Hong Ma and Claude dePamphilis, before joining the editorial staff at Science in 2006. She is now a senior editor of life sciences covering manuscripts in evolution, ecology, plant sciences, systems biology, genomics and genetics. -- Brown Environmental Events Calendar: http://brown.edu/Research/ECI/calendar/index.html