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
- NewsBy destroying bad mitochondria, Parkin protects cells
- NewsSleep erases old memories to make way for new learning
- NewsGeneticists weigh in during the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics.
- NewsFirst large-scale inventory of microbes charts types, locales of bacteria.
- NewsUsing fluorescent markers, scientists are discovering that men and women divide chromosomes differently. The research may help explain Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders.
- NewsUsing genetic engineering and chemical manipulation, scientists erased the memory of a stressful experience from a mouse’s brain.
- NewsScientists have discovered how a single bacterial species living in a gold mine in South Africa survives on its own. Its genome contains everything it needs to live independently.
- NewsCaloric restriction, an antiaging technique, fails to lower levels of IGF-1, a growth factor that, in high amounts, is linked to cancer in humans. But cutting protein along with calories does decrease IGF-1.
- NewsMen who father children with multiple women are responsible for “extra” diversity on the X chromosome, a new study of six different populations suggests.
- NewsThe activity of genes in men's brains begins to change sooner than it does in women's brains, a new study shows.