Rachel Tompa, Ph.D.

Science & health writer/editor

Rachel Tompa is an award-winning science and health writer, editor, and podcaster. A molecular biologist turned writer, she's been telling science stories since 2007. She spent 15 years working as an institutional writer and editor, translating the complex science of a cancer center and of a life sciences research nonprofit into engaging stories, and is now a freelance writer and editor. Rachel has experience and expertise in neuroscience, cancer research, infectious disease, cell biology, immunology, and many other areas of basic biology and human health. She is a compassionate interviewer, equally at home with personal patient stories and complex scientific details. She has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, San Francisco, and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives in Seattle. 

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