Paula Amann is the ASBMB’s science writer. For more than 25 years, she has made her living wrestling with words, as a promotional writer, journalist and editor. Most recently, she worked for close to seven years as a medical research writer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which rekindled her love of science. Since 2009, Amann has been offering workshops on plain language writing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in (Spanish) bilingual education, working briefly as a high school science and math teacher in the Chicago area. At home, Amann is raising a teenager, a beagle–basset and a black cat, along with native plants in her diminutive garden. She is an avid hiker and trained yoga teacher.
Articles by Paula Amann
Taking a first bite of biochemistry
March 22, 2023
The SMART Team program, launched two decades ago by an ASBMB member, can propel high school students toward science careers.
Deepening research on oxygens role, with an eye on health
March 14, 2023
JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award winner Julianty Frost will present her research on an inhibitor of von Hippel–Lindau disease at Discover BMB.
In memoriam: Renato Baserga
March 13, 2023
A former distinguished professor at Thomas Jefferson University and a cancer researcher who authored more than 500 scientific studies, he joined the ASBMB in 1968.
Spotlighting the complex ballet of cancer cell death
March 9, 2023
JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award winner Nishanth Kuganesan will share his findings on ferroptosis, a key to cancer cell death, at Discover BMB.
In memoriam: Paul Berg
Feb. 27, 2023
The Nobel Prize winner and genetic engineering pioneer was an ASBMB member for 68 years.