Rachel Tompa, Ph.D.

Science & health writer/editor

I'm an award-winning science and health writer, editor, and podcaster. A molecular biologist turned writer, I've been telling science stories since 2007. I 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 I'm now a freelance writer and editor. I have experience and expertise in neuroscience, cancer research, infectious disease, cell biology, immunology, and many other areas of basic biology and human health. I'm a compassionate interviewer, equally at home with personal patient stories and complex scientific details. I have 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. I live and work in Seattle. 

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