PhD, Biochemistry and Biophysics June 2011
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
BS, Biochemistry and BA, French May 2004
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Science Writer September 2011-Present
Leverage my strong basic science background and clinical expertise to write for professional audiences. Interview subject matter experts in a broad range of fields and generate conference summaries. Recent projects include conference summaries for the New York Academy of Sciences, publications for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and scientific journal articles in a variety of disease states. Previous projects include journalistic articles for the New York Genome Center and Under the Microscope, a website about women in science.
Associate Medical Director November 2011-April 2015
BGB New York, New York, NY
Create content (primarily slide presentations and print pieces) and provide strategic insight for promotional medical education and sales force training with a focus on creativity, branding message, and scientific accuracy. Topics include disease-state awareness to highlight the burden and unmet needs in HCV, HIV, and multiple myeloma and communicate the current state of testing and management. Attend international congresses and advisory boards to hear clinical data presented first hand and gather key insights from thought leaders regarding new and current therapies. Generate executive summaries of these meetings to provide our clients with action points and information to guide their strategy.
Junior Editor/Translator February 2010-December 2013
American Journal Experts, Durham, NC
Proofread and edited pre-publication papers and grants in the life sciences written by scientists whose first language is not English. Edited for grammar, consistency, and flow. Also, translated papers from French to English. Consistently ranked among the top editors and earned performance-based bonuses.
Graduate Research Assistant August 2005-June 2011
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Supervisor: Dr Sharon Campbell
Evaluated the effects of dynamics of the focal adhesion targeting (FAT) domain of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) on phosphorylation and ligand binding using NMR, ITC, and in vitro phosphorylation assays. Other techniques included protein purification, western blotting, mass spectrometry, and circular dichroism.
Cable J, Prutzman K, Gunawardena HP, Schaller MD, Chen X, Campbell SL. In vitro phosphorylation of the focal adhesion targeting domain of focal adhesion kinase by Src kinase. Biochemistry. 2012;51(11):2213-2223.
Petrotchenko EV, Xiao K, Cable J, Chen Y, Dokholyan NV, Borchers CH. BiPS, a photocleavable, isotopically coded, fluorescent cross-linker for structural proteomics. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2009;8(2): 273-286.
SELECTED OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“Protein-Nucleic Acid Interaction: Inhibition Through Allostery” Home: PSI-Nature Structural Biology Knowledgebase. Nature Publishing Group, July 2013.
“Targeting Metals in Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases.” Home: The New York
Academy of Sciences. January 2013.
“NYU Team Maps Immune Cell’s Development.” Home: The New York Genome Center. December 2012.
“Application of Combined 'omics Platforms to Accelerate Biomedical Discovery in Diabesity.” Home:
The New York Academy of Sciences. May 2012.
“Pulling on Loose Ends.” Home: PSI-Nature Structural Biology Knowledgebase. Nature Publishing
Group, January 2012.
Cable J, Prutzman, KC, and Campbell, SL. Effects of pH on Conformation, Dynamics, and Phosphorylation of the Focal Adhesion Targeting Domain of Focal Adhesion Kinase. 2010 Gordon Research Conference: Signaling by Adhesion Receptors, Waterville, ME. Poster and Talk
Cable J, Prutzman, KC, and Campbell, SL. Effects of pH on Conformation, Dynamics, and Phosphorylation of the Focal Adhesion Targeting Domain of Focal Adhesion Kinase. 2010 Keystone Symposia: Structural Biology and Structural Genomics: Expanding the Horizons of Structural Biology, Breckenridge, CO. Poster
Cable J, Prutzman KC, Schaller MD, and Campbell SC. Mutation of the Hinge Region of the Focal Adhesion Targeting Domain of Focal Adhesion Kinase Affects Phosphorylation and Ligand Binding. 2009 Keystone Symposia: Frontiers of NMR in Biology, Santa Fe, NM. Poster
HONORS, AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2008-2010
Awarded competitive two-year fellowship for stipend and travel based on a written proposal of my research.
Isotec Travel Scholarship 2009, 2010
Awarded $500 to attend the Keystone Symposia based on a written description of my research.