Rebecca Roberts,PhD

Rebecca Roberts, PhD

Rebecca Roberts is a science writer and communicator. She earned her PhD in molecular biology from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Lund University in Sweden. Her writing focuses on gene editing technology, cell and gene therapies, and the regulatory space.

Articles by Rebecca Roberts, PhD
A woman with diabetes checks her blood glucose levels using a wearable biosensor patch on her upper arm, transmitting the results to a smartphone.
Wearable Biosensors and Their Applications
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Sep 11, 2023 | 5 min read
Allowing users to continually monitor biological signals over time, wearable biosensors pave the way toward personalized healthcare.
A close-up of the human eye, showing a colorful iris, black pupil, and transparent cornea.
Specialized T Cells Patrol Human Cornea
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Aug 22, 2023 | 4 min read
A new imaging technique puts the immune system of the eye in perspective, challenging a long-held status quo. 
Caenorhabditis elegans, a free-living transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length.
The Body, Not the Brain, Regulates Sleep
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Aug 15, 2023 | 3 min read
Genetic screens have revealed three peripheral tissue genes that regulate sleep. What does this mean for sleep research?
An Introduction to Glycoproteins
An Introduction to Glycoproteins 
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Jul 18, 2023 | 5 min read
Making up the majority of all eukaryotic proteins, glycoproteins have a wide range of important physiological roles, from cell-cell signaling to disease pathogenesis.