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Meet the Spectrum Team

Staff

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Ivan Oransky

Editor-in-chief

Ivan Oransky joined Spectrum in 2020, having previously served in editorial leadership roles at outlets including Medscape, Reuters Health and Scientific American.

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Kristin Ozelli

Deputy Editor

Kristin Ozelli oversees Spectrum’s day-to-day operations, manages the news team and oversees the production of articles and multimedia content.

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Nicholette Zeliadt

Managing Editor

Nicholette Zeliadt manages Spectrum‘s staff writers and interns, and she commissions and edits news and opinion articles.

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Ingrid Wickelgren

Features Editor

Ingrid Wickelgren edits Deep Dives, Spectrum’s long-form stories on important topics in autism research.

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Rebecca Horne

Multimedia Director

Rebecca oversees and directs Spectrum‘s multimedia operations, publishes all content on the site and commissions illustrations, infographics and other multimedia content.

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Hope Vanderberg

Copy Chief

Hope Vanderberg edits articles on Spectrum for grammar and accuracy.

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Peter Hess

News Writer

Peter Hess is a news writer for Spectrum, where he covers autism research.

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Laura Dattaro

News Writer

Laura Dattaro is a reporter for Spectrum, where she covers autism research and writes the Null and Noteworthy Newsletter.

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Chelsey B. Coombs

Engagement Editor

Chelsey B. Coombs oversees Spectrum’s social media presence and audience engagement.

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Angie Voyles Askham

News Writer

Angie Voyles Askham is a reporter for Spectrum, where she covers autism research.

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Ashfia Alam

Editorial Assistant

Ashfia Alam supports the Spectrum team, assisting with daily operations, webinars and events.

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Niko McCarty

Data Reporter

Niko McCarty is Spectrum’s data reporter and a graduate student at New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

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Advisory Board

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Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program

Deborah Blum, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, is director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and publisher of its award-winning science magazine, Undark.

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Stephanie Chan

Research Scientist, DeepMind

Stephanie Chan performs research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and neuroscience, as a research scientist at DeepMind. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Princeton University.

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David Gresham

Associate professor, New York University

David Gresham is associate professor of biology at New York University.  His lab focuses on genome evolution and plasticity, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and control of cell growth.

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Laura Helmuth

Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American

Laura Helmuth is editor-in-chief at Scientific American and vice president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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Rebecca Jones

Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Imagen Technologies

Rebecca Jones is a senior clinical research scientist at Imagen Technologies and clinical assistant professor of neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

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Sara Luterman

Reporter, The 19th

Sara Luterman is the caregiving reporter at The 19th, based outside Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor at Radiolab.

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Robin Marantz Henig

Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine

Robin Marantz Henig is a science journalist and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and is president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi

Associate professor, University of California, Davis

Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi is associate professor of neurology at the University of California, Davis.

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Jason Penchoff

Senior director of marketing and communications, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Jason Penchoff is senior director of marketing and communications at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City, where he focuses on content strategy and physician engagement.

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David Sassoon

Publisher, InsideClimate News

David Sassoon is the founder and publisher of InsideClimate News, the nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2013.

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