Eric Conners, BS

Eric Conners, BS

Editor, Treasurer

Eric is a Plant and Microbial Biosciences PhD candidate in the lab or Dr. Arpita Bose, where he investigates iron-oxidizing bacteria and their role in ancient Earth ecosystems, as well as applications toward bio-commodity production. He earned his BS in Biology at Allegheny College, followed by a two-year stint as a Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Michael Morowitz at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Eric enjoys reading, writing, and providing feedback on everything from manuscripts to articles for mainstream publications.

Areas of expertise: Molecular Biology · Plant Biology

Jackie  Garcia, BA, BS

Jackie Garcia, BA, BS


Jackie is a graduate student in the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology program. She completed a dual-degree program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received a BA in Spanish and BS in Biochemistry. Her thesis research in Dr. Farshid Guilak’s lab focuses on studying chondrocyte mechanobiology in the context of osteoarthritis. She is experienced and enjoys editing personal statements, manuscripts, and abstracts.

Areas of expertise: Biochemistry & Biophysics · Biomedical Engineering · Cell Biology · Molecular Biology

Olivia Gomez, BS

Olivia Gomez, BS

Editor, Advertising Coordinator-Editing

Olivia is a rotating graduate student in the Plant and Microbial Biosciences program. She received her BS from Cornell University, where she studied molecular interactions involved in insect-vectored plant disease transmission. Her research interests include plant and microbial molecular responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Olivia has experience in editing grant proposals, reviews, and manuscripts and is eager to assist in the scientific communication process.

Areas of expertise: Microbiology · Molecular Biology · Plant Biology

Jessica Harrison, BS

Jessica Harrison, BS

Editor, Webmaster

Jessica is a Molecular Genetics and Genomics graduate student in the lab of Dr. Ting Wang in the Department of Genetics. In the Wang lab, she focuses on understanding how transposable elements modulate gene regulatory networks during human development. Jessica has experience writing and editing conference abstracts/posters, personal statements, and fellowships. She enjoys empowering and equipping her fellow scientists in their communication.

Areas of expertise: Genetics · Molecular Biology · Computational Biology

Skyler  Hendrix, BS

Skyler Hendrix, BS

Editor, Editor-in-Chief

Skyler is a graduate student in the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis program. She is currently in the lab of Dr. Christina Stallings where she researches the innate immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and proteins involved in myeloid cell development. She is very passionate about scientific communication to the public and has experience writing and editing manuscripts and grant applications.

Areas of expertise: Cell Biology · Immunology · Microbiology · Molecular Biology

Abigail  “Abby”  Kimball, BA

Abigail “Abby” Kimball, BA

Associate Designer-in-Chief, Editor, Schema Designer

Abby is a graduate student in the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis program. Her research in Dr. David Sibley’s lab focuses on the genetic and molecular characterization of the life cycle of the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium. She loves working with researchers to design graphical abstracts and scientific schema!

Areas of expertise: Computational Biology · Ecology & Evolution · Genetics · Immunology · Microbiology · Public Health · Scientific Schema Design

Daphne Ko, BA

Daphne Ko, BA

Editor, Data Analyst/Strategic Planner

Daphne is a graduate student in the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis program. She is currently a first-year student doing rotations, but her primary research interests lie in microbial pathogenesis. Daphne has a strong interest in science communication and writing.

Areas of expertise: Immunology · Microbiology

Alyssa Labonte, BS

Alyssa Labonte, BS


Alyssa is a PhD student in the Neurosciences program. She earned degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2019. Her current research focuses on understanding the organization of networks within individual human brains using fMRI techniques and understanding how these networks may be altered in psychiatric illness. Alyssa has experience writing and editing manuscripts, conference abstracts, and grant applications.

Areas of expertise: Neuroscience · Scientific Schema Design

Catie  Newsom-Stewart, BS

Catie Newsom-Stewart, BS

Designer-in-Chief, Schema Designer

Catie is a graduate student in the Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology program. She received her BS in Biology from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and graduated with honors after completing her thesis under the excellent mentorship of Dr. Eric Ho and Dr. Robert Kurt. After spending 1.5 years as a technician in the single-cell biology lab of Dr. Samantha Morris, she now studies melanocyte development and melanoma pathogenesis in the lab of Dr. Charles Kaufman. Outside of her scientific interests, she is passionate about writing, illustration, and education and is excited to combine these passions and pursue a career in scientific communication.

Areas of expertise: Cell Biology · Genetics · Immunology · Molecular Biology · Cancer Biology · Molecular Biology Scientific Schema Design

Ilana Olin, BA

Ilana Olin, BA

Editor, Data Analyst, Presenter-in-Chief

Ilana is an MD/PhD student in the Immunology program. Her current research interests include the gut microbiome and immunology. Ilana has experience editing manuscripts, grants, personal statements, and creative pieces. She is passionate about all forms of communication and enjoys working directly with people during presentation consultations.

Areas of expertise: Microbiology · Immunology

Monica  Sala-Rabanal, PhD

Monica Sala-Rabanal, PhD

Editor, Events/Advertising Coordinator

Monica graduated with a PhD in Physiology from the University of Barcelona and went on to receive postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Ernie Wright at UCLA. Currently an Instructor in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Lingle (Department of Anesthesiology – Division of Basic Research), her expertise is in biophysics and pharmacology of ion channels and membrane transporters, biologic drug discovery, and molecular mechanisms of disease.

Monica writes: "As we navigate our increasingly globalized, interconnected world, it is more pressing than ever that the information put forward in the scientific literature be not only accurate but also clearly and unequivocally conveyed to the scientific community and, most importantly, for the benefit of society at large." Monica has a passion for writing, reviewing and editing, and she looks forward to helping you to achieve excellence in science communication.

Areas of expertise: Biochemistry & Biophysics · Molecular Biology Electrophysiology  · Pharmacology

Kathleen M Schoch, PhD

Kathleen M Schoch, PhD

Editor, Founder

Kathleen is a Research Assistant Professor in the Neurology department, focused on investigating therapeutic targets in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Her scientific editing experience includes serving as a co-instructor for the WashU Amgen/BP-ENDURE undergraduate writing workshop, mentoring WashU trainees within the NIH Grant Writing course, and completing an editing course through University College. She has experience in manuscript and grant writing and is willing to review all types of communication. After founding InPrint in 2017, Kathleen served as its Editor-in-Chief until January 2021.

Areas of expertise: Cell Biology · Neuroscience

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Katherine Volluz, BS

Editor, Secretary

Katherine is a research technician in the lab of Dr. Anne Fagan in the department of neurology. She studies fluid biomarkers of Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Her personal research interests concern comorbid dementias – particularly the biomarker profiles of individuals within an Alzheimer disease cohort who also present with Lewy body pathology. In the lab, Katherine assists with drafting and editing manuscripts; additionally, she has experience reviewing articles for publication.

Areas of expertise: Neuroscience