After years of investigating the physical nature of proteins and viruses as a student/postdoctoral researcher, I ventured out of the lab to focus on science communication. In addition to my day job as a senior science editor in academia, I enjoy writing about research for general audiences and finding new ways to visualize data. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can help tell the story of your science to a particular audience.



Twitter: @RobLawrencium

Work Experience:

2021 - Present

Baylor College of Medicine

Senior Science Editor

2018 - 2021

Binghamton University (SUNY)

Research Development Specialist


Arizona Department of Health Services

Public Health Scientist, Virology & Serology

2011 - 2016

Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute

Postdoctoral Researcher (Structural Biology, Virology, Sindbis virus)

Advisor: Brenda Hogue

2006 - 2011

Arizona State University

Doctoral Researcher (Photosynthesis, ATP Synthase)

Advisor: Petra Fromme

2004 - 2006

University of Utah

Undergraduate Researcher (Structural Biology)

Advisors: Chris Hill, Sean Johnson

2001 - 2003

Bionic Technologies, LLC / Cyberkinetics, Inc.

Laboratory Technician



Arizona State University; PhD, Biochemistry


University of Utah; BS, Chemistry