Christine M. Blaumueller, PhD

Director, Senior Scientific Editor and Writing Consultant

Christine has worked at the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) since 2006, when she established an editing service for the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. She expanded this departmental service to a core facility for the college in 2017. Since joining the University of Iowa, Christine has developed several courses and numerous lectures on topics related to scientific writing and editing. She bases her advice on 14 years of experience as a laboratory researcher (developmental biology/cell biology/signal transduction) and 6 years experience on the editorial staff of the molecular biology journal EMBO reports. There, she managed the peer review process, selecting research manuscripts for publication. She also commissioned and edited content for the journal's Reviews section, as well as writing about its publications for lay audiences. Christine earned her PhD in biology from Yale University in 1996, and trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) through 1999.