Science Writing, Medical Writing, Copy Editing, Genetics, Disease Pathology, Model Organisms, Biology, Life Science.
Science, Writing, Editing, Philosophy, Music (playing, composing, listening), Chess
David got his undergraduate education at UCLA, focusing on Biochemistry and with a minor in Music History.
David investigated the role of signaling pathways on Follicle Stem Cells, a unique type of adult stem cell found in the Drosophila ovary that has similar behavioral properties to mammalian gut stem cells.
David's primary writing in the science field is manuscripts for publications and grants. His published works helped stem cell biologists to better understand the behavior of adult stem cells, by working to redefine the model of Follicle Stem Cells in the Drosophila (fruit fly) ovary. This involved the development of the "Population Asymmetry" model with colleagues in the laboratory setting, as well as detailed analysis of mutant stem cell behavior.
David contributed to the data and manuscripts for multiple grant proposals submitted to the NIH for research funding. These involve the collection and organization of complex scientific data regarding stem cell behavior, presented both meaningfully and accurately.
David has occasionally written scientific articles when given the opportunity. This has included an autobiographical piece about the nature of stem cells, as well as several articles that summarize the latest research on a various topic of interest. The writing sample is from a piece that was written about newly identified mutations that can aid in the detection of Alport Syndrome, a rare kidney disease.