Molecular biology writer Tina Hesman Saey is a geneticist-turned-science writer who covers all things microscopic and a few too big to be viewed under a microscope. She is an honors graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she did research on tobacco plants and ethanol-producing bacteria. She spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany, studying microbiology and traveling. Her work on how yeast turn on and off one gene earned her a Ph.D. in molecular genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. Tina then rounded out her degree collection with a master’s in science journalism from Boston University. She interned at the Dallas Morning News and Science News before returning to St. Louis to cover biotechnology, genetics and medical science for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After a seven year stint as a newspaper reporter, she returned to Science News. Her work has been honored by the Endocrine Society and the Genetics Society of America.
Tina Hesman Saey's Articles
- NewsStudy in slugs hints that some molecular 'misbehavior' in neurons may help solidify learning.
- NewsResearchers making neurons bypass the need to revert cells to an embryonic state.
- NewsNeurons coordinate activity less often than previously thought.
- NewsAntibiotic-resistant microbe's detailed family tree reveals roots of the global infection.
- NewsMolecule regulates flip of a metabolic switch, helps determine how the body uses glucose.
- NewsA new study traces brain wiring to discover why light increases migraine pain.
- NewsStem cells carve their own niches.
- NewsResearchers have found molecular fossils of an RNA virus in human and other mammalian genomes, pushing back the emergence of RNA viruses millions of years.
- NewsGenetics provide a starting point for diagnosis and potential vaccines.