Contributors

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Alex Keown

Contributing Writer

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Alex Keown is a freelance journalist who covers a variety of subjects with a primary focus on the pharma and biotech industries. At BioSpace Alex covers breaking news, pharma conventions and writes features and company profiles. In addition to BioSpace, Alex writes for other publications including the Chicago Tribune and the Community Health Magazine Group. Before moving to Chicago, Alex spent seven years as a staff reporter for The Wilson Times in North Carolina where he covered the state legislature. Alex currently lives in the western Chicago suburbs with his wife and two children. Follow Alex on Twitter @alexkeown

 

Mark Terry

Contributing Writer

Mark Terry

Mark Terry is a freelance writer, editor, novelist and ghostwriter. He holds a degree in microbiology & public health and spent 18 years in infectious disease research and clinical and research genetics prior to his transition to a writing career. His areas of expertise include biotechnology, pharma, clinical diagnostics, and medical practice management. He has written literally thousands of articles, as well as market research reports, white papers, more than 20 books, and many other written materials. He currently lives in Michigan with his family.

 

Gail Dutton

Contributing Writer

Gail Dutton

Gail Dutton has covered the business of biotech since the industry’s early days, writing features, whitepapers, and other communications. She has presented comments at the National Defense University and the Genopole Conference near Paris, and writes regularly for BioSpace, GEN, the EBD Group, and other publications. Contact her at gaildutton@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter: @GailLdutton

 

Dr. David Kirk

Contributing Writer

David Kirk

Dr. David Kirk is a researcher turned science communicator with expertise in molecular microbiology, fermentation and synthetic biology.  He is interested in all things biotech - from research to applications in the growing bioeconomy. Follow him on Twitter @SciCommKirk

 

Porschia Parker

Contributing Writer

Porschia Parker

Porschia Parker, is founder of Fly High Coaching and the Millennial Performance Institute. She is a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner.  Porschia also has experience as a director and business consultant in the financial industry, helping companies unlock millions of dollars in potential hiding in their organizations.  Porschia is a member of the Millennial Generation with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia.  She has also served as an Associate Training Coach for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and been recognized as a Career Expert by LinkedIn ProFinder.  Porschia has been featured in FlexJobs, Levo, iOFFICE, and the Rochester Business Journal.

 

Chelsea Weidman Burke

Contributing Writer

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Chelsea Weidman Burke is a biochemist and freelance science writer focusing on cutting-edge science and the biopharma industry. Her writing interests include clinical trials, drug approvals, genetics, immunology, oncology, and antibiotics. In addition to BioSpace, she has also written for Harvard University’s Science in the News and Massive Science.

After receiving her B.S. in biochemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology, she continued on to receive her M.S. in chemical biology from Boston College in 2017. Her research has spanned from osteopathic clinical studies to antibiotic resistance to peptide-based imaging agents. She currently works in the microbiology and immunology department at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas Campus. Follow her on Twitter @ChemInquisitive!

 

Dana Dunbar, Career Branding Strategist 

Contributing Writer

Dana Dunbar

Dana is a Career Branding Consultant and Empowerment Coach. A Certified Professional Résumé Writer and SHRM Senior Certified Professional, she has over 20 years’ combined experience in HR, recruiting, and career management. Dana’s background includes extensive recruiting relationships with both Roche and Lilly, most recently as National Account Manager for Kelly Services at Lilly. Considered a top expert in her field, Dana has served as branding SME for multiple career sites, authored recruiting & talent management best practices training materials for various industries and is active in LinkedIn’s mentor program.

 

Gina Hagler

Contributing Writer

Gina Hagler

Gina Hagler writes about science, technology, history, and the way they interrelate. Her work has been published in numerous publications. She has also authored several books. You can see more of her work at https://www.ginahagler.com

 

Laura Brothers

Contributing Writer

Laura Brothers

Laura Brothers is a writer and editor with a passion for helping people find the right job for them. After taking the leap into freelance work, she understands how important is it to love what you do. Originally from Rochester, NY, she took her writing on the road and is currently planning her travels one month at a time. 

 

Heather McKenzie

Contributing Writer

Heather McKenzie

Heather McKenzie is a freelance journalist, blogger, and creative writer.  She hails from Toronto, ON, and spent eight years in Chicago, IL as a content producer for senior-level business conferences in the Pharma/Biotech, Legal, and Business Strategy sectors.  She recently came home to Toronto, and to her true love, journalism.  When not writing, Heather enjoys playing with her mischievous Russian Blue cat, Roofus, and cheering for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Follow Heather on Twitter at @Chicat08