Kristin S
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Professional with over 10 years of experience in regulatory medical writing, publication planning, publication development, blog writing, and science writing. PhD in Immunology. Harvard trained research scientist.
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Experience writing on topics for professionals and lay people including allergies, autoimmune disease, cancer, genetics, respiratory disease, and virology.


Her passion is writing about medical-related topics for professional and lay audiences. she is also a passionate sailor!


Marshall University

Minor in chemistry

Research thesis: Identification of Novel Ribosome Inactivating Proteins from Nicotiana Tabacum.

Tufts University School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Thesis: Wild derived inbred strains of mice: Novel Model Systems to Study Innate Immunity.

Studied in the lab or Alexander Poltorak, first author on the paper leading to the 2011 Nobel Prized in Medicine

Garg V, Shen J, Li C, Agarwal S, Gebre A, Robertson S, Huang J, Han L, Jiang L, Stephan K, Wang LT, Lekstrom-Himes J. 2019. Pharmacokinetic and Drug-Drug Interaction Profiles of the Combination of Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor. Clin Transl Sci. 12(3):267-275.

Godwin, J., Ge, X., Stephan, K.¸Jurge, A., Tullius, S.,and Iacomini, J. 2010. Identification of a miRNA signature of renal ischemia reperfusion injury. PNAS. 10:14339-14344.

Losick VP*, Stephan K*, Smirnova II, Isberg RR, Poltorak A. 2009. A hemidominant Naip5 allele in mouse strain MOLF/Ei-derived macrophages restricts Legionella pneumophila intracellular growth. Infect Immun. 77:196-204, *these authors contributed equally to this work

Stephan K. Wild derived inbred strains of mice: Novel Model Systems to Study Innate Immunity. [dissertation]. Boston (MA): Tufts University; 2008.

Stephan K., Smirnova I, Jacque B, Poltorak A. 2007. Genetic analysis of innate immune responses in wild-derived strains of mice. Eur. J. Immunol. 37: 212-223.
Jacque B, Stephan K, Smirnova I, Kim B, Gilling D, Poltorak A. 2006. Mice expressing high levels of soluble CD14 retain LPS in the circulation and are resistant to LPS-induced lethality. Eur. J. Immunol. 36: 1-10.

Harvard Medical School

Research fellow in the Transplantation Research Center at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Children's Hospital.

Investigated the role of miRNAs in renal ischemia reperfusion injury and repair.


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Author of multiple early- and late- clinical and regulatory documents for the US, EU, and South American regions.


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Freelance Medical Writer (2007-2010): generated education materials for health professionals and patients, wrote content for consumer health websites

Peer Reviewer Clinical Immunology (2009): reviewed scientific manuscripts, suggested additional experiments, made recommendations about publication

Columnist, Association for Women in Science (2007-2008): wrote quarterly columns

Blogger, Nature Networks Boston (2008-2009): included in the Best of Science Blogs 2008

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She will write health, lifestyle, and science articles for your blog.

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She has authored numerous scientific manuscripts for medical journals.

She has authored educational patient handouts for a doctor's office.


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