|Jennifer Leigh Rohn|
1967 (age 48–49)|
London Research Institute|
University College London
University of Washington
|Alma mater||University of Washington|
|Thesis||The evolution of feline leukemia virus in vivo: A model of understanding viral genetic determinants of pathogenicity (1996)|
|Doctoral advisor||Julie M. Overbaugh|
Science is Vital campaign
Research Fortnight "Achiever of the Year" award (2011)|
Society for Experimental Biology's President's Medal
Jennifer Leigh Rohn (born 1967 in Stow, Ohio) is a British-American scientist and novelist. She is a cell biologist at University College London, editor of the webzine LabLit.com and founder of the Science is Vital organization that campaigns against cuts to the public funding of science in the United Kingdom.
Rohn graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1990. Following this Rohn was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1996 from the University of Washington for work on Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV).
Rohn's first novel, Experimental Heart, was published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) in 2008. This is written in the lab lit genre, which she is well known for championing, and represents a departure for CSHLP, which had previously only published scientific non-fiction. Her second novel, The Honest Look, was also published by CSHLP in November 2010. Rohn has also had short fiction, news and opinion published in Nature.
- Rohn, Jennifer (1996). The evolution of feline leukemia virus in vivo: A model of understanding viral genetic determinants of pathogenicity (PhD thesis). University of Washington.
- "Science is Vital | No more Dr Nice Guy!". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- Bio by author
- Matthews, H. K.; Delabre, U.; Rohn, J. L.; Guck, J.; Kunda, P.; Baum, B. (2012). "Changes in Ect2 Localization Couple Actomyosin-Dependent Cell Shape Changes to Mitotic Progression". Developmental Cell. 23 (2): 371–383. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2012.06.003. PMID 22898780.
- Anon (2008). "Abstractions". Nature. 451 (7175): ix–. doi:10.1038/7175ixb.
- "LabLit.com - the culture of science in fiction & fact". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- Milton, J. (2010). "How vital is science? British scientists begin to mobilize in the fight against research funding cuts". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.512.
- Jennifer L. Rohn (2008). Experimental Heart: A Novel. Plainview, N.Y: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. ISBN 0-87969-876-4.
- Herndon, L. (2008). "Splendor in the Lab". Cell. 135 (7): 1157. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2008.12.010.
- Jennifer L. Rohn (2010). The Honest Look. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. ISBN 1-936113-11-2.
- Rohn, J. (2010). "More lab in the library". Nature. 465 (7298): 552. doi:10.1038/465552a.
- Herndon, L. (2010). "Science, Meet Poetry". Cell. 143 (7): 1039. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2010.12.006.
- Rohn, J. (2008). "The pair-bond imperative". Nature. 454 (7204): 666. doi:10.1038/454666a.
- List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
- Rohn, J. (2011). "Give postdocs a career, not empty promises". Nature. 471 (7336): 7. doi:10.1038/471007a. PMID 21368781.
- Rohn, J. (2010). "Women scientists must speak out". Nature. 468 (7325): 733. doi:10.1038/468733a. PMID 21150949.
- Rohn, J. (2010). "Brewing up identity with Billy Bragg". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.191.
- Rohn, J. (2010). "Q&A: On facts and fiction". Nature. 468 (7321): 172. doi:10.1038/468172a.
- Miriam, Frankel (16 November 2011). "Science is Vital award-winner refocuses campaign on careers". ResearchResearch.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- http://www.sebiology.org/meetings/Past_Meetings/Glasgow_2011/pres-meds.html Presidents Medallists 2011
- LabLit.com, "a forum for all topics related to the culture of science in fiction and fact", webzine edited by Rohn
- Mind the Gap, Rohn's blog on Occam's Typewriter
- Science: It beats living in caves, 2010 article by Rohn at The Guardian