Jennifer Rohn

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Jennifer Leigh Rohn
Jennifer Rohn.jpg
Born 1967 (age 46–47)
Stow, Ohio
Residence England
Citizenship United Kingdom
Nationality American
Fields Cell biology
Institutions London Research Institute
University College London
University of Washington
Oberlin College
Alma mater University of Washington
Thesis The evolution of feline leukemia virus in vivo: A model of understanding viral genetic determinants of pathogenicity (1996)
Doctoral advisor Julie M. Overbaugh[1]
Known for Lab lit
Science is Vital campaign[2]
Notable awards Research Fortnight "Achiever of the Year" award (2011)
Society for Experimental Biology's President's Medal
Website
jennyrohn.com
twitter.com/JennyRohn
occamstypewriter.org/mindthegap

Jennifer Leigh Rohn (born 1967 in Stow, Ohio[3]) is an American scientist and novelist. She is a cell biologist at University College London,[4] editor of the webzine LabLit.com[5][6] and founder of the Science is Vital organization that campaigns against cuts to the public funding of science in the UK.[2][7]

Education[edit]

Rohn graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1990. Following this Rohn was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1996 from the University of Washington for work on Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV).[1]

Publications[edit]

Rohn's first novel, Experimental Heart, was published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) in 2008.[8] This is written in the lab lit genre, which she is well known for championing,[5] and represents a departure for CSHLP, which had previously only published scientific non-fiction.[9] Her second novel, The Honest Look,[10] was also published by CSHLP in November 2010.[11][12] Rohn has also had short fiction,[5][9][11][13] news and opinion published in Nature.[14][15][16][17][18]

Awards[edit]

In 2011, Rohn won the inaugural Research Fortnight "Achiever of the Year" award,[19] and received the Society for Experimental Biology's President's Medal in the Education and Public Affairs Section.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rohn, Jennifer (1996). The evolution of feline leukemia virus in vivo: A model of understanding viral genetic determinants of pathogenicity (PhD thesis). University of Washington. 
  2. ^ a b "Science is Vital | No more Dr Nice Guy!". Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ Bio by author
  4. ^ Matthews, H. K.; Delabre, U.; Rohn, J. L.; Guck, J.; Kunda, P.; Baum, B. (2012). "Changes in Ect2 Localization Couple Actomyosin-Dependent Cell Shape Changes to Mitotic Progression". Developmental Cell 23 (2): 371–383. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2012.06.003. PMID 22898780.  edit
  5. ^ a b c Anon (2008). "Abstractions". Nature 451 (7175): ix–. doi:10.1038/7175ixb.  edit
  6. ^ "LabLit.com - the culture of science in fiction & fact". Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  7. ^ Milton, J. (2010). "How vital is science? British scientists begin to mobilize in the fight against research funding cuts". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.512.  edit
  8. ^ Jennifer L. Rohn (2008). Experimental Heart: A Novel. Plainview, N.Y: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. ISBN 0-87969-876-4. 
  9. ^ a b Herndon, L. (2008). "Splendor in the Lab". Cell 135 (7): 1157. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2008.12.010.  edit
  10. ^ Jennifer L. Rohn (2010). The Honest Look. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. ISBN 1-936113-11-2. 
  11. ^ a b Rohn, J. (2010). "More lab in the library". Nature 465 (7298): 552. doi:10.1038/465552a.  edit
  12. ^ Herndon, L. (2010). "Science, Meet Poetry". Cell 143 (7): 1039. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2010.12.006.  edit
  13. ^ Rohn, J. (2008). "The pair-bond imperative". Nature 454 (7204): 666. doi:10.1038/454666a.  edit
  14. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  15. ^ Rohn, J. (2011). "Give postdocs a career, not empty promises". Nature 471 (7336): 7. doi:10.1038/471007a. PMID 21368781.  edit
  16. ^ Rohn, J. (2010). "Women scientists must speak out". Nature 468 (7325): 733. doi:10.1038/468733a. PMID 21150949.  edit
  17. ^ Rohn, J. (2010). "Brewing up identity with Billy Bragg". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.191.  edit
  18. ^ Rohn, J. (2010). "Q&A: On facts and fiction". Nature 468 (7321): 172. doi:10.1038/468172a.  edit
  19. ^ Twitter: "We are delighted to announce @JennyRohn as winner of the Research Fortnight Achiever of the Year Award #RF2011"
  20. ^ http://www.sebiology.org/meetings/Past_Meetings/Glasgow_2011/pres-meds.html Presidents Medallists 2011

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