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Talk - Nancy Gough : An Editor’s Guide to Effective Science Communication

When Nov 13, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Genetics Part II Room
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The following talk by Dr Nancy Gough will be held in the Part II Room in the Department of Genetics on 13th November, 12noon -1pm.  The host is Sudhakaran Prabakaran.

Title: An Editor’s Guide to Effective Science Communication

Abstract:
Former Science Signaling Editor, Nancy R. Gough, Ph.D., will provide insights from her more than 17 years as an editor of a multi-disciplinary journal. She discusses the importance of audience in communicating science effectively, providing examples of different presentations for different audiences. The talk covers how to use social media, the power of press releases, and how to write effective titles and abstracts. With practical writing tips, this talk will help any scientist be a better science communicator.

BioSketch of Nancy R. Gough:
Nancy R. Gough is the owner and author of BioSerendipity (www.bioserendipity.com). After serving as the Editor of Science Signaling (a weekly journal published by AAAS), for 17 years, she left to start her company. She is dedicated to helping scientists communicate effectively.  Dr. Gough has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from the University of Maryland Medical School. After graduating, she joined Johns Hopkins University, first as a postdoctoral fellow, then as a research associate, in the lab of Dr. Douglas Fambrough in the Biology Department. She performed research in cell biology, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate courses.