Sarah Ellinwood, Ph.D. Joins Workforce Genetics as Managing Editor for BioBuzz Media
Workforce Genetics welcomes molecular biologist Sarah Ellinwood, Ph.D., as its new Managing Editor. Sarah will be collaborating closely with both the Workforce Genetics and BioBuzz Media teams to conceptualize, design, and execute on editorial and content programs as well as help in building lasting community relationships in the BioHealth Capital Region, Philadelphia, and beyond.
A scientist by training and a science communicator at heart, Sarah specializes in understanding and distilling complex concepts into content that is exciting, engaging, and differentiated.
“I’ve been an avid fan and subscriber of BioBuzz since first hearing about their events as a graduate student at the University of Maryland. It’s been so incredible to see how BioBuzz has grown in recent years from a networking event series into a highly renowned media outlet and community builder, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to now be a part of that journey,” said Sarah.
Prior to joining the team Sarah was a scientific analyst at Verge Scientific Communications, where she worked closely with over 15 up-and-coming biotech companies to craft and tell their stories through employer branding, media relations, social media, and more. In 2020 she was recognized by PR News as a Rising PR Star 30 & Under. Before Verge she was a medical writer at Technical Resources International, where she worked with investigators at the National Cancer Institute to provide regulatory support for early-stage oncology clinical trials.
“Sarah was one of the first people that I worked with for some freelance writing projects with BioBuzz almost four years ago, so it’s very rewarding for me to see our relationship translate into her being our new Managing Editor,” shared Chris Frew, CEO of Workforce Genetics & BioBuzz Media. “It was hard not to stay in touch with Sarah over the years since she has remained active in the local community and nationally for Women In Bio. Not only is she an exceptional writer, but her commitment to community is one of the things that really aligns with what we’re building at BioBuzz.”
Sarah received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Maryland in 2017 and was a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). Her dissertation work focused on understanding how the bacterium that causes tuberculosis disease (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) blocks cytokine production and signaling to evade the body’s innate immune response. She received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Roanoke College.
Outside of work, Sarah has also been engaged as a volunteer and active member of Women In Bio for many years, having volunteered for several positions both in the local Capital Region chapter as well as on the National level. She is also a tea enthusiast and enjoys creating stained glass art in her free time when she’s not chasing her toddler around the house.
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