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
- NewsBrown fat is active in adult humans and could help keep people lean.
- NewsTwo separate studies suggest that sleep reduces connections between neurons in fruit flies’ brains.
- NewsA new study of shape-shifting proteins in baker’s yeast reveals that prions are common and may help organisms survive in changing conditions.
- NewsAt least 40 genes help monarch butterflies find their way to overwintering sites in Mexico.
- NewsProminent biologist calls ‘prokaryote’ outdated term.
- NewsSleep deprivation may cause the brain to switch to default mode when it should be paying attention.
- NewsA new study finds that young adults actually had more "senior moments" than did older people.
- NewsNew studies in rodents show that methods that are less invasive than deep brain stimulation may help people with Parkinson's disease regain movement.
- NewsLevels of microRNAs in the blood and tissue distinguish rejected transplants from healthy tissue.
- NewsResearchers have identified a missing gear in the clock that helps plants tell night from day.