• From a Professor to Science Communicator

    For those with a passion for communicating science: Beth Schachter details her journey as an assistant professor who left the bench to pursue a career in science communications.

    Beth Schachter, PhD, Beth Schachter Consulting

    Beth Schachter earned her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California and was an Associate Professor at Mt Sinai Medical Center, where she performed NIH-funded research in endocrinology, neuroscience and cancer research. After sixteen years spent as a principal investigator, Beth left academic research to pursue a career in science communications. She has been both a scientific editor at HMS Beagle, the first online biomedical magazine, and contributing writer at The New York Academy of Sciences.

    Beth then started Beth Schachter Consulting, in which she writes about life science, biomedicine, and biotechnology for professional audiences. She has commissioned projects for institutions such as the Whitehead Institute (MIT) and Rockefeller University, and has had bylined articles in the NYTimes, Nature Biotechnology, Trends in Genetics, and The Scientist, among others. Beth is also a Principal at Still Point Coaching & Consulting, providing professional development for scientists and executives in life science research through seminars, workshops and one-on-one editing and coaching.

  • Recent Videos

    At the NYAS March 2011 Music, Science and Medicine conference, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and 2010 Blavatnik Award winner, Daniela Schiller, talks to Roger Bingham about how she got into science and reviews research in modifying fear memories.

    At the NYAS March 2011 Music, Science and Medicine conference, speaker Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Chair in Audiology at Northwestern University, discusses the long lasting effects that musical experience has on nervous system development which impact very basic communication skills.

    June 29, 2011

    Songs, Fear, and Emotion

    At the NYAS March 2011 Music, Science and Medicine conference, scientific co-organizer, Joseph LeDoux, Director of the Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety, talks about his "heavy mental" band, the Amygdaloids, which plays all original songs about mind and brain disorders. LeDoux discusses his research into fear and emotion, what the Amygdala does and what functional imaging tells us.