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.
Published June 18, 2010
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.