Postdoctoral Editors Association

Mission/Goal

The Postdoctoral Editors Association is a group of postdoctoral fellows organized as an adjunct of the Biomedical Postdoctoral Council. This group has volunteered to assist postdoctoral authors in articulating their thoughts by editing scientific manuscripts for language usage, punctuation, and organization. This service was designed specifically to answer the request of many postdoctoral researchers for whom English is a second language, but we anticipate that it will be useful for any postdoctoral researcher engaged in scientific writing. This service is intended to optimize the interaction of postdoctoral researchers and their mentors during the process of preparing a manuscript for publication by minimizing the time they spend on basic writing skills. Postdoctoral Editors Association members, while endeavoring to clarify meaning, will provide only minimal scientific review of manuscripts as this critical dialogue during the process of preparing a manuscript should occur between postdoctoral researchers and their mentors.

Ongoing activities

We provide free, confidential editing of a variety of different documents including manuscripts, abstracts, grant proposals, and slides/posters for meetings. 

Get Involved!

We are always looking for new editors.  If you’re interested, or would like more information, please contact the editor-in-chief.

Are you looking for help with a paper or other document that you’re writing?  We’d love to help, and our services are free! 

Step 1: Contact the editor-in-chief at editor@mail.med.upenn.edu

Step 2: Fill out our confidentiality statement

Step 3: Submit document for editing either electronically or by arrangement with the editor-in-chief

Contact

Daphne Avgousti, Ph.D.
Editor-in-chief
Department of Microbiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
avgoustid-at-email.chop.edu

Research interests: chromatin biology, epigenetics, virology, virus-host interactions

Jason Ashley, Ph.D.
Editor
Clinical Studies
School of Veterinary Medicine
jasonash-at-vet.upenn.edu

Lei Bai, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Neuroscience
bailei-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research Interests: neural plasticity and behavior

Dheeraj Bhavanasi, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Hematology and Oncology
School of Medicine
dheerajb-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Krista Bledsoe Ph.D.
Editor
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
bledsoek-at-email.chop.edu

Daniel Bricker, Ph.D.
Editor
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
brickerd-at-email.chop.edu

Marta Charpentier, Ph.D.
Editor

Department of Cancer Biology
mcharp-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Jason Correnti, Ph.D.
Editor

Department of Gastroenterology
jacor-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Hilary DeBardeleben, Ph.D.
Editor

Center for Sleep
schiffer-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Zev Einhorn, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
einhornz-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Ryan Emptage, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Physiology

emptage@mail.med.upenn.edu
Research interests: Structural Biology, Signal Transduction, Enzymology, Membrane, Proteins, Lipid Biochemistry

Amy Ghiretti, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Neuroscience
ghiretti-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Elisabeth Gillespie, Ph.D.
Editor
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
gillespiee-at-email.chop.edu

Sarah Gullbrand, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Orthapedic Surgery
sgullb-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Kshitij Gupta, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Pathology
kshitijg-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Liisa Hantsoo, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Psychiatry
liisaha2-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research interests: psychophysiology, stress, psychiatric illness

Amy Hart, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Addictions
amyhart-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Jane Kovalevich, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Neurodegenerative Disease
jkov-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Ana Misic, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Dermatology
misic-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research Interests: microbial communities, next gen sequencing, x-ray crystallography, bacterial motility

Nguyen-McCarty Michelle, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
mnguye-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Madineh Sarvestani, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Neuroscience
madineh-at-mail.med.upenn.edu


Shah Supriya, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Cancer Biology
ssupriya-at-mail.med.upenn.edu


Simone Temporal, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Neuroscience
temporal-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Shanti Tummala, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Bioengineering
stummala-at-seas.upenn.edu

Amy Weil, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Chemistry
amygum-at-sas.upenn.edu

Jia Zhang, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Genetics
zhangjia-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

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