Meet the Spectrum Team

Staff

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Apoorva Mandavilli

Editor-in-Chief

Apoorva Mandavilli created Spectrum as an authoritative news source for scientists. She oversees the site’s operations.

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Ingrid Wickelgren

Managing Editor

Ingrid Wickelgren edits and oversees the production of news and opinion on Spectrum.

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Kristin Ozelli

Features Editor

Kristin Ozelli edits Deep Dives, Spectrum‘s long-form stories on important topics in autism research.

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Jessica Wright

Senior News Writer

Jessica Wright writes for Spectrum and reports on breaking autism research from conferences around the world. Jessica covers all aspects of autism research, but her primary beat is genetics.

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Nicholette Zeliadt

Senior News Writer

Nicholette Zeliadt writes for Spectrum and reports on breaking autism research from conferences around the world. Nicholette covers all aspects of autism research, but her primary beat is epidemiology.

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Hannah Furfaro

News Writer

Hannah Furfaro writes for Spectrum and reports on breaking autism research news from conferences around the world.

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Claire Cameron

Engagement Editor

Claire Cameron oversees Spectrum’s social media and audience engagement, including webinars, comment moderation and syndicated articles.

 

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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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Ashfia Alam

Ashfia Alam supports the Spectrum team, assisting with daily operations, webinars and events.

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Ceri Perkins

News editor, Spectrum

Ceri Perkins edits and oversees Spectrum’s team of news reporters and commissions freelance writers.

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Advisory Board

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Stephanie Chan

Google AI Resident, Google

Stephanie Chan performs research at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence, as part of the Google AI Residency. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Princeton University.

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Michael E. Goldberg

David Mahoney Professor of Brain and Behavior, Columbia University

Michael E. Goldberg is a clinical neurologist whose research focuses on the physiological basis of cognitive processes such as visual attention, spatial perception and decision-making.

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Laura Helmuth

Health, Science and Environment Editor, The Washington Post

Laura Helmuth is health, science and environment editor at the The Washington Post and vice president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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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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Ivan Oransky

Distinguished Writer In Residence, New York University

Ivan Oransky is co-founder of Retraction Watch and Distinguished Writer In Residence at New York University’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute.

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Aviv Regev

Professor of biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aviv Regev is a computational and systems biologist who studies the molecular circuitry that governs the function of mammalian cells in health and disease.

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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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Will Talbot

Professor of developmental biology, Stanford University

Will Talbot is professor of developmental biology at Stanford University. His research focuses on the development and function of glial cells in the vertebrate nervous system.

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