Angela Andersen, PhD

Editorial Experience

Independent Scientific Editor (2014-present)

Manuscript & grant proposal editing, as well as consulting, for a wide range of scientists from institutes including:

  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA 
  • University of Michigan, USA
  • Rutgers University, USA
  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
  • Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
  • Institut Curie, France             
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland

Scientific Editor, Cell. (2006-2010)

  • Oversaw external peer review of manuscripts: identified appropriate reviewers, evaluated reviews, made decisions based on editorial and reviewer input.
  • Engaged with authors to develop manuscripts, recommend revisions, and edit as necessary to ensure accuracy and readability of content.
  • Commissioned review articles from leading researchers in diverse scientific fields including cancer, immunology, and stem cell biology.
  • Wrote short overviews highlighting recently published literature.
  • Wrote and conducted “PaperClip” interviews with authors for the Cell website.
  • Developed new journal initiatives and content.
  • Fostered relationships with the broad scientific community.

Academic Experience

Scientific Writer 2016

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA

Autoimmunity and Clinical Immunology

Dr. J James


Scientist 2014-2016

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA

Investigating the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis.

Dr. A Welm

Research Associate, 2010-2014

Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, USA

Investigating the etiology of intestinal polyposis upon loss of Apc function.

Dr. D Jones.

Post-doctoral Fellow, 2001-2006


Investigated the role of the long non-coding RNA Xist in choice and epigenetic silencing of the inactive X chromosome.

Dr. B Panning

Ph.D. Molecular and Medical Genetics,  2001

University of Toronto, Canada

Developed an in vitro selection strategy to uncover substrate-ribozyme recognition elements; employed biochemical approaches to analyze enzyme kinetics and RNA folding.

Dr. RA Collins

BSc, Molecular and Medical Genetics, 1998

University of Toronto, Canada 


The imprinted polycomb group gene Sfmb2 is required for trophoblast maintenance and placenta development. Miri, K., Latham, K., Panning, B., Zhong, Z.,Andersen, A., Varmuza, S. Development (2013) 140(22): 4480-9.

APC and DNA demethylation in cell fate specification and intestinal cancer. Andersen A., and Jones, D.A. Adv Exp Med Biol. (2013) (754): 167-77.

A conserved repeat regulates Xist RNA processing and is required for random X inactivation. Royce-Tolland, M.*, Andersen, A. A.*, Koyfman, H. R., Wutz, A., Kay, G. F., Panning, B.  Nat Struct Mol Biol (2010) (8): 948-54.
*Equal contribution.

Metabolism Select. Andersen, A.A. Cell (2009) (138): 1039, 1041.

X Chromosomes Alternate between Two States prior to Random X-Inactivation. Mlynarczyk-Evans, S., Royce-Tolland, M., Alexander, M. K., Andersen, A. A., Kalantry, S., Gribnau, J., Panning, B. PLoS Biol. (2006) 4(6): e159.

Exceptionally fast self-cleavage by a Neurospora Varkud Satellite Ribozyme. Zamel R., Poon A., Jaikaran, D., Andersen, A., Olive, J., De Abreu, D., Collins R. A. PNAS. (2004) 101: 1467-72.

Epigenetic Gene Regulation by Noncoding RNAs. Andersen, A. A., Panning, B.  Curr. Opin. Cell Biol (2003) 15: 281-9.

NMR Structure of the Active Conformation of the Varkud Satellite Ribozyme Cleavage Site. Hoffmann B., Mitchell G. T., Gendron P., Major F., Andersen, A. A., Collins, R. A., Legault, P. PNAS (2003) 100: 7003-8.

Intramolecular Secondary Structure Rearrangement by the Kissing Interaction of the Neurospora VS Ribozyme.   Andersen, A. A. and Collins, R. A. PNAS (2001) 98: 7730-7735.

Rearrangement of a Stable RNA Secondary Structure during VS Ribozyme Catalysis. Andersen, A. A. and Collins, R. A. Molecular Cell (2000) 5(3): 469-478.

Enhancement of Neurospora VS Ribozyme Cleavage by Tuberactinomycin Antibiotics. Olive, J. E., De Abreu, D. M., Rastogi, T., Andersen, A. A., Mittermaier, A. K., Beattie T. L., and Collins, R. A. EMBO J. (1995) 14: 3247-3251.