Contributors

Leia Dwyer

Leia Dwyer
Leia Dwyer has been an ASBMB Today contributor since 2020, and she appreciates getting to speak with different scientists about their work and share that with a broader audience. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she had the opportunity to work with the Communication Lab, a new venture to develop skills and enthusiasm for science and engineering communication. Despite exciting opportunities for short-term work stints in Washington, D.C., Chicago, London, and San Francisco, she is a New England native, and loves her Boston biotech home base. Outside of work, she is usually climbing a mountain or biking along the coast.

Articles by Leia Dwyer

Leaning in to the scientific community
Student Chapters

Leaning in to the scientific community

Oct. 6, 2022
Kelly Ward is the ASBMB Student Chapter president at Northeastern University.
A science communicator explains it all
Interview

A science communicator explains it all

Aug. 30, 2022
Diana Chien is senior program manager at the MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab.
Researchers make sense of scents
Journal News

Researchers make sense of scents

Jan. 20, 2022
A team in India has created a user-friendly, web browser–based AI tool that can help identify and predict odorant chemicals and their receptors.
Itching for answers about the role of lipids in psoriasis
Journal News

Itching for answers about the role of lipids in psoriasis

Oct. 5, 2021
A vital biosynthetic pathway may provide information about the role of oxidized lipids in healthy and diseased skin.
A balancing game with implications for neurodegenerative disease
Journal News

A balancing game with implications for neurodegenerative disease

June 8, 2021
The relationship between two proteins, one essential to mitochondrial fission and the other found in Alzheimer’s tissue, might hold the key to how disease alters the fission–fusion balance.
Common blood protein isoforms show promise for Alzheimer’s testing
Journal News

Common blood protein isoforms show promise for Alzheimer’s testing

March 30, 2021
A sensitive mass spectrometry protein assay can detect nuanced isoform profiles of apolipoproteins in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid that could provide a clinically meaningful diagnostic.
Arrieta follows the heart to find a protein function
ASBMB Annual Meeting

Arrieta follows the heart to find a protein function

March 8, 2021
As a JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award recipient, Adrian Arrieta will present his work at the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
Mixing mitochondrial biology, mentoring — and doughnuts
Research Spotlight

Mixing mitochondrial biology, mentoring and doughnuts

Oct. 19, 2020
At Vanderbilt University, Breann Brown works to be honest about the Black experience in academia without scaring talented students away from science.
Inclusive Excellence at Northeastern aims to fix the institution
Diversity

Inclusive Excellence at Northeastern aims to fix the institution

Feb. 14, 2020
The goal is to make the science majors more welcoming to diverse students, including first-generation college students.