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Meet the Spectrum Team

Staff

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Ivan Oransky

Editor-in-Chief

Ivan Oransky joined Spectrum in 2020, having previously served in editorial leadership roles at outlets including Medscape, Reuters Health and Scientific American.

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Kristin Ozelli

Deputy Editor

Kristin Ozelli oversees Spectrum’s day-to-day operations, manages the news team and oversees the production of articles and multimedia content.

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Nicholette Zeliadt

Managing Editor

Nicholette Zeliadt manages Spectrum‘s staff writers and interns, and she commissions and edits news and opinion articles.

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Nektaria Pastellas

Director, Marketing and Engagement

Nektaria Pastellas leads Spectrum’s strategic efforts to engage autism researchers and clinicians with Spectrum‘s award-winning content, across all marketing channels.

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Brady Huggett

Enterprise Editor

Brady Huggett is the enterprise editor at Spectrum, where he writes and edits features and long-form projects.

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Rebecca Horne

Multimedia Director

Rebecca oversees and directs Spectrum‘s multimedia operations, publishes all content on the site and commissions illustrations, infographics and other multimedia content.

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Hope Vanderberg

Copy Chief

Hope Vanderberg edits articles on Spectrum for grammar and accuracy.

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Michael Fergenson

Engagement Editor

Michael is Spectrum’s engagement editor, responsible for bringing its award-winning content into the conversation on social media, producing webinars and other efforts to engage with autism researchers and clinicians.

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Peter Hess

News Writer

Peter Hess is a reporter for Spectrum, where he covers cannabinoids, autism prevalence, social hormones and other autism research topics.

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Laura Dattaro

Senior News Writer

Laura Dattaro is a senior reporter for Spectrum, where she covers genetics, mental health, public policy and other areas of autism research. She proposed and writes the Null and Noteworthy newsletter, a monthly recap of studies with null results and replications.

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Angie Voyles Askham

News Writer

Angie Voyles Askham is a reporter for Spectrum, where she covers neural circuits and gene therapy, among other topics. She proposed and writes Spectrum Launch, a monthly newsletter for early-career researchers.

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Sam Schuman

Associate Web Producer

Sam Schuman is Spectrum’s associate web producer, working on the publication’s website and newsletters.

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Jasmine Peralta

Marketing Associate

Jasmine is the marketing associate for Spectrum, where she works toward deepening and developing engagement among our audience.

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Emmet Fraizer

Editorial Assistant

Emmet Fraizer is Spectrum‘s editorial assistant, providing administrative support to the editorial team.

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Advisory Board

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Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program

Deborah Blum, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, is director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and publisher of its award-winning science magazine, Undark.

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David Gresham

Associate Professor, New York University

David Gresham is professor of biology and vice dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University. His lab focuses on genome evolution and plasticity, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and control of cell growth.

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Laura Helmuth

Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American

Laura Helmuth is editor-in-chief at Scientific American and vice president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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Rebecca Jones

Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Imagen Technologies

Rebecca Jones is a senior clinical research scientist at Imagen Technologies and clinical assistant professor of neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

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Sara Luterman

Reporter, The 19th

Sara Luterman is the caregiving reporter at The 19th, based outside Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor at Radiolab.

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Robin Marantz Henig

Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine

Robin Marantz Henig is a science journalist and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and is president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi

Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi is associate professor of neurology at the University of California, Davis.

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Jason Penchoff

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Jason Penchoff is senior director of marketing and communications at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City, where he focuses on content strategy and physician engagement.

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David Sassoon

Publisher, InsideClimate News

David Sassoon is the founder and publisher of InsideClimate News, the nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2013.

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