Ed Silverman has been a reporter for more than 20 years, the last 11 as a pharmaceutical business reporter at the The Star-Ledger. He worked on Wall Street before switching to journalism, and previously wrote for publications including New York Newsday and BusinessWeek. On page 40, he writes about challenges faced by university tech transfer offices. "They have a tough job," he says. "They need to make sure that they get the best deal for the university without alienating their own faculty, industry people, or investors."
Freelancer Brendan Borrell received a PhD in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, Technology Review, Science Now, and Wired News. On page 20, he chronicles the travails of prolific Danish ornithologist Anders Møller, who has been investigated for scientific fraud. Borrell finds it surprising that...
Production manager Lisa Modica joined The Scientist in February 2005 after spending four years as a picture book designer at Xlibris Publishing. Before that, she received a bachelor's degree in design and merchandising from Drexel University. She has also put together mannequin window displays for Daffy's department stores, and designed jewelry boxes and candle holders for Urban Outfitters. This month's cover, she says, is effective in its simplicity. The design "grabs the reader's attention, making the reader pick up the magazine to examine the words within the silhouette, giving a glimpse into the story."
For 40 years, Andrzej Krauze has created over 5,000 illustrations for books and publications, including The New York Times, New Scientist, and The Economist. His work has been the focus of major retrospectives in Poland and the United Kingdom. Since 2004, he has contributed regularly to The Scientist's Notebook section. "Science is very different for me and I love it," says Krauze, who finds it to be both a challenge and a treat to "understand the fantastic brains of scientists... to follow what they want to tell us."
Intern Cathy Tran served as the features editor for the Journal of Young Investigators while earning her bachelor's degree in biopsychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has also interned in Science's news department. On page 61, Tran follows the career of epidemiologist Nathan Wolfe, who will be moving from Johns Hopkins to UCLA this month. Though Wolfe is known for juggling multiple projects and scribbling notes on his windows, Tran says "I was surprised that he's so laid back. He'll fit in just fine after moving to southern California."