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
- NewsMutations outside of genes associated with disease in study using data from a thousand people.
- NewsIn a study using mice, germs accompany the body’s decay in a consistent time sequence.
- FeatureBy properly managing a tumor cell’s microenvironment, cancer researchers are making cancer something people live with, not die from.
- NewsTwo unrelated marine organisms have rhythms dictated by tides, lunar cycle.
- News in BriefMolecule called IL-29 protects people with psoriasis from viruses.
- Mystery SolvedFans of 'Jurassic Park' may be disappointed (or possibly relieved) to learn that you can’t get ancient DNA from amber.
- News in BriefMore than one person caught new illness from bats, camels or other creatures.
- NewsGenomes of big felines provide insight into their evolution.
- NewsLefties and righties can thank same genes that put hearts on left side for hand dominance, study of thousands of people’s DNA suggests.
- News in BriefTwo people with different symptoms had amyloid-beta fibers with different shapes.