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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Ceri Perkins

News Editor

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

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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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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

Editorial Assistant

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

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Peter Hess

News Writer

Peter Hess is a news writer for Spectrum, where he covers autism research.

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Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

Data Reporter

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky analyzes data and writes data-driven news stories for Spectrum.

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Chelsey Coombs

Engagement Editor

Chelsey B. Coombs oversees Spectrum’s social media presence and audience engagement.

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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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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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David Gresham

Associate professor, New York University

David Gresham is associate professor of biology at New York University.  His lab focuses on genome evolution and plasticity, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and control of cell growth. He completed his Ph.D.

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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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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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