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

Jill Kolesar, Ph.D.
Editor-in-chief
Department of Animal Biology
School of Veterinary Medicine
Jkolesar-at-vet.upenn.edu

Research interests: organization and maintenance of mammalian mitochondrial DNA

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

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

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

Research Interests: neural plasticity and behavior

Angela Brown, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Pathology
abrown-at-biochem.dental.upenn.edu
Research Interests: lipids, membrane proteins, bacterial pathogenesis, fluorescence spectroscopy

Marishka Brown, Ph.D.
Editor
Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology
marbro-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research Interests: sleep, aging, unfolded protein response

Tanya Corman, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Genetics

tanya.corman@gmail.com
Research interests: developmental biology, genetics, neuroscience

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

Research Interests: (YYYY)

Ryan Emptage, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Physiology

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

Jane Ferguson, Ph.D.
Editor
Cardiovascular Institute, Dept. of Medicine
jfer-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research interests: Genetics, Genomics, Nutrigenomics, Cardiovascular disease, Obesity

Rachana Garg, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Pharmacology, Dept. of Medicine
rachanag-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research interests: Signal transduction and carcinogenesis, hormonal cancers, transcriptional networks, microarray gene profiling, chemoprevention.

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

Research interests: psychophysiology, stress, psychiatric illness

Christopher Jang, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Neuroscience
cjang-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research interests: translational control, internal ribosome entry, circadian rhythms

Brad M. Keller, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Radiology
brad.keller-at-uphs.upenn.edu

Research Interests: Quantitative Image Analysis, Imaging Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

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

Aleksandra Nall, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Psychiatry
nall-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research Interests: genetics and neuroscience

Ranganath Parthasarathy, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
rparthas-at-.seas.upenn.edu

Research Interests: (YYYYYYY)

Cory Pfeffenberger, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of (YYYYY)
corypf-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research Interests: genetics, sleep

Sugalesini Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of (YYYYY)
ssubra-at-vet.upenn.edu

Research Interests: cancer biology, virology, immunology, bioinformatics

Hariharan Subramanian, Ph.D.
Editor
Penn Institute for Immunology
suha-at-dental.upenn.edu

Research Interests: pathology

Reeteka Sud, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Reeteka-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research interests: neurodegenerative disease therapy

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

Research Interests: (YYYY)

Caleph Wilson, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Microbiology
caleph-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research Interests: (YYYY)

Kechun Yang, Ph.D.
Editor
Department of Neuroscience
kcchuny-at-mail.med.upenn.edu

Research Interests: nAChRs, drug addiction, learning memory

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