Who we are

Christine M Blaumueller, PhD

Christine has worked at the Carver College of Medicine since 2006, when she established an editing service for the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. She bases her advice on 14 years of experience as a laboratory researcher (developmental biology and signal transduction) and 6 years experience on the editorial staff of the molecular biology journal EMBO reports. At EMBO, she participated actively in the peer review process, selecting manuscript for publication. She also edited materials published in the journal’s Reviews section, and translated science for lay audiences. Christine earned her PhD in Biology from Yale University, and trained at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory as a post-doctoral fellow. 

 

Jennifer Y Barr, PhD

Jennifer recently completed a 2-year scientific editing internship with the Scientific Editing Service at the University of Iowa. She has also organized and co-directed the Scientist Writers’ Workshop and has participated in professional development workshops regarding the requirements for NIH and NSF grants. Jennifer has over 12 years of experience in laboratory research in the areas of molecular biology and immunology. She completed her research training at the University of Iowa, earning her PhD from the department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (emphasis in immunology) in 2015, and working as a post-doctoral scholar in immunology in the department of Pediatrics.

 

Marie Gaine, PhD

Marie recently completed an editing internship with the Scientific Editing Service and has participated in numerous writing workshops. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology from Queen’s University in Belfast, and then completed post-doctoral training in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa. She currently edits for the core part-time while working as a research scientist at the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, where she studies the epigenetics of sleep.


Current Intern:

Kelly Messingham, PhD

  • CCOM Scientific Editing Intern, September  2017–January 2018
  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology

Kelly received her PhD and post-doctoral training in immunology. In 2007 she joined the Department of Dermatology as a Research Scientist, expanding her expertise to include keratinocyte biology and immune and inflammatory conditions of the skin. In 2009, she became Research Track faculty. Since then she has participated in numerous writing and professional development workshops, and she currently edits for the core part-time while running her laboratory.


Past Interns:

Marie Gaine, PhD

  • CCOM Scientific Editing Intern, June 2017–September 2017
  • Research Scientist, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Jennifer Barr, PhD

  • Scientific Editing Intern June 2015–June 2017, while Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Pediatrics
  • Subsequently Core Facility Research Specialist, Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core

Jennifer Levy, PhD 

  • Scientific Editing Intern Fall 2015, while Associate, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Subsequently Scientific Director, Coalition to Cure Calpain3, Westport, CT

Monali Sawai, PhD

  • Scientific Editing Intern Spring 2010
  • Subsequently freelance editor, Iowa City, IA

Andreea Silaghi

  • Scientific Writing Intern Fall 2014, while at the College of Public Health as a Fogarty Scholar
  • Subsequently Masters degree candidate/Graduate Researcher at Cluj School of Public Health, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania