Carol Featherstone Ph.D.

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Founding Editor of Trends in Cell Biology (1990–1995) 
  • Freelance editor for Current Biology (1996–1997) 
  • Editor of The ELSO Gazette, e-magazine of the European Life Scientist Organization (2000–2005) 
  • Independent science editor (2004–present) 
  • Consultant providing editing services to PLOS Biology (2009–present) 

In these positions, I gained experience revising articles for clarity of content, organization and style, as well as in selecting articles for peer review and administering the peer review process.

 

JOURNALISTIC EXPERIENCE

  • Freelance science journalist writing for ScienceThe LancetNew ScientistMolecular Medicine Today (1996–1998) 
  • Editor contributing news and features to The ELSO Gazette and the ELSO newsletter, as well as writing policy articles for ELSO that have appeared in ScienceNature, etc. (2000–2005) 

As a journalist, I have written articles for a broad scientific audience (eg. New Scientist) as well as for more specialised scientific readers (Science, Molecular Medicine Today) and the medical profession (The Lancet; Journal of Investigative Dermatology). 

LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

  • Information specialist to the laboratory of Prof. Steve Jackson at the Wellcome–Cancer Research UK Institute, Cambridge University, UK (1998–1999) 

In this unusual position, I helped the lab head and his team with many tasks including writing grants and reviews and editing research papers. 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Postdoctoral fellow with Graham Warren in the Cell Biology Division of EMBL, Heidelberg (1983–1986) 
  • Postdoctoral fellow with Larry Gerace in the Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (1986–1988) 
  • Postdoctoral fellow with Paul Russell in the Department of Molecular Biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla (1988–1990) 

During my career as a postdoc, I worked in three excellent research institutes. My work  from this time is published in the Journal of Cell BiologyNature and the Proceedings of the  National Academy of Sciences USA.  orcid.org/0000-0002-7881-7235 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The European research council on the brink.
Simons K, Featherstone C.
Cell. 2005 Dec 2;123(5):747-50.

DNA double-strand break repair.
Featherstone C, Jackson SP.
Curr Biol. 1999 Oct 21;9(20):R759-61.

The many faces of WAS protein.
Featherstone C.
Science. 1997 Jan 3;275(5296):27-8.

Fission yeast p107wee1 mitotic inhibitor is a tyrosine/serine kinase.
Featherstone C, Russell P.
Nature. 1991 Feb 28;349(6312):808-11.

A monoclonal antibody against the nuclear pore complex inhibits nucleocytoplasmic transport of protein and RNA in vivo.
Featherstone C, Darby MK, Gerace L.
J Cell Biol. 1988 Oct;107(4):1289-97.

Newly synthesized G protein of vesicular stomatitis virus is not transported to the Golgi complex in mitotic cells.
Featherstone C, Griffiths G, Warren G.
J Cell Biol. 1985 Dec;101(6):2036-46