Meet the Editors

Riley Bannon Catenacci

Editor-in-Chief

Riley is a fourth year neuroscience graduate student in the lab of Dr. Peter Calabresi. She worked with InPrint at Washington University in St. Louis during her undergraduate studies, which inspired her to start ReVision. Riley edits for the Biomedical Odyssey Blog and writes for her podcast “Uneasy Lies the Crown” and Sparrow Science.

Areas of expertise: Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Immunology, NSF GRFP

Thomas Burnett

Thomas is a PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience program, where he studies the neural mechanisms of touch. Through his diverse research experience and community service, he is experienced with writing and editing manuscripts, grants, and fellowship applications. Thomas welcomes the chance to help his peers and review all forms of communication. 

Areas of expertise: Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

Ashley Curran

Treasurer

Ashley is a graduate student in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Immunology program studying the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis in the Darrah lab. She writes news articles for Johns Hopkins Rheumatology and feels passionately about integrating good writing with good science. She has experience writing and editing scientific manuscripts, review articles, and grant proposals, in addition to research highlights and news items.

Areas of expertise: Immunology, Molecular Biology

Michael Dryzer

Michael Dryzer is a PhD Candidate in the Biomedical Engineering program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research centers on neuroeconomics and is currently working on better understanding the effects that fatigue has on decision-making in healthy and patient populations. Michael has extensive experience in writing publications, grant and fellowship applications, and popular science pieces for the public. His interests include enjoying the outdoors, running a podcast, and defending the Oxford comma.   

Areas of expertise: Neuroeconomics, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Oby Ebenebe

Oby is a third year postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Mark Kohr. Her research focuses on age and menopause-induced signalling changes in the female hearts. She is currently working on characterizing the role of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase in the context of pre-clinical ischemic heart disease. Her experience in writing multiple dissertations (BSc. MSc. And PhD.), manuscripts and receiving pedantic edits of said dissertations and manuscripts greatly improved her writing and editing skills. She is a firm believer in proper grammar and has an adverse reaction to the use of colloquialisms in formal text.


Areas of expertise: Human physiology, Cardiovascular disease, Cellular and molecular biology, Muscle physiology

Laurie Kostecka

Laurie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She works in the Pienta-Amend lab studying Poly-Aneuploid Cancer Cell (PACC) metabolism in prostate cancer. She believes communication and collaboration across multiple scientific disciplines leads to scientific success. During the second year of her Ph.D. she was awarded the Nanotechnology for Cancer Research T32 fellowship. She is experienced in writing and editing scientific manuscripts.

Areas of Expertise: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology

Aamna Lawrence

Secretary

Aamna is a neuroscience graduate student in Dr. Patricia Janak’s lab. She joined the ReVision team as a master’s student in Biomedical Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering. She has experience in writing, editing, and reviewing research articles and is inspired by how good writing skills can enhance the understanding of science and engineering by making it less esoteric and opaque.   

Area of expertise: Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Data Science 

Patrick Leavey

Pat Leavey is a PhD candidate in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He works in the Blackshaw lab studying how transcription factors influence retinal development and cell fate specification. He thinks getting well rounded feedback can improve niche scientific literature and that teamwork makes the dream work.

Areas of Expertise: Molecular Biology, RNA biology, Developmental Biology

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Melvin Li

Melvin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences Program at Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine. He works in the Pienta-Amend lab studying
mitochondrial metabolism of Polyaneuploid Cancer Cells (PACCs) in prostate cancer. He
believes in the importance of science communication and is eager to provide feedback to his peers on their manuscripts. During his free time, he enjoys dancing, cooking, and watching
movies.


Areas of expertise: Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology

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Rebekah Mikeasky

Rebekah is a PhD candidate in the Human Genetics program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a member of the Zack lab, she studies the pathways and proteins involved in age-related macular degeneration. She is experienced in writing and editing scientific manuscripts and articles. To her, communication is an essential aspect of the scientific process and vital to facilitating collaboration between different fields.

Areas of Expertise: Botany, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology

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Alice Mueller

Alice is a PhD candidate in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology department at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She studies the impact of age and reproductive senescence on vaccine-induced immunity in women in the Klein lab. Through her multi-disciplinary background in public health, business, and leadership, Alice recognizes the importance of written communication. She wants to use her expertise to assist others in making clear, understandable work that conveys their message. Her own writing has grown the most through constructive feedback and edits from others, and she hopes to help others grow as well.

Areas of Expertise: Immunology

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Holly Robinson

Holly is a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Dr. Hyungbae Kwon where she studies the neural mechanisms that underlie associative memories. She has experience in writing and/or editing manuscripts, reviews, and grants. She is passionate about making science accessible to a wide range of audiences, particularly through writing.

Areas of Expertise: Neuroscience, Rodent Behavior, Circuit Tracing and Manipulation

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Valerie Rennoll

Valerie is a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Johns Hopkins University.  As part of Dr. Jim West’s research group, Valerie’s research focuses on developing transducers that are optimized for sound propagation through the skin and water.  She is currently investigating new materials that can be used to make transducers with tunable impedance, flexibility, and increased sensitivity.  Valerie’s publications have benefited from peer-review and she is eager to help others by providing feedback on their writing. 

Areas of Expertise: Electronic Materials, Electrical Properties, Acoustic Sensors

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Emma Spikol

Emma is a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience program using zebrafish to study the connectivity and function of an asymmetric neural pathway. She believes that clear communication is critical to the advancement of science, and loves helping others polish their writing. She has experience writing and editing scientific manuscripts, review articles, and grant proposals, and also has also worked with materials directed towards non-scientific audiences through her involvement in science outreach initiatives. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, skiing, yoga, and indulging her obsession with podcasts.

Areas of expertise: Neuroscience, Neurodevelopment, Molecular genetics

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Camille Wouters

Camille is a PhD Candidate in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology program at Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her thesis research in the Pekosz Lab is focused on the characterization of SARS-CoV-2 variants that evolved during persistent infections in immunocompromised patients. She has experience in grant writing and editing university applications, and is excited to help provide feedback on a diverse range of submissions. Outside of the lab, she enjoys hiking, reading and drinking lots of Earl Grey tea.

Areas of expertise: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology

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