The Author

Welcome to the JIDC Blog, JIDC Postcards.  The blog is organized by me, Alyson Kelvin, an Associate Editor for JIDC.

Let me introduce myself.  I have a passion for hypothesis driven science.  I am addicted to formulating scientific questions and the design of experiments to answer these questions.  I love it.  The chase.  The excitement.  The anticipation.  The story building.

Only one thing comes before science in my life and that is my family.  I have two amazing daughters, Han 4 and Klo 2, and a wonderful husband Jeff.

During my scientific training I could not keep still.  In 2003, I completed my H.BSc. in Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada.  At that point I wanted more out of my graduate work than cold scientific training.  I wanted to learn the science culture outside of North America.  So I packed up and moved to Belfast, UK, to study at the Queen’s University of Belfast, concentrating in cancer and immuno-cell biology. After completing my PhD I started a Post-Doc in Sardinia, Italy, studying infectious disease in the Mediterranean.  This is where I became a part of JIDC.

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4 responses to “The Author

  1. Andrew Zarnke

    Great story!!

    • SHOWS THE CRAZY APTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENCE! I LIKE IT AS I AM TOO ADDICTS IN SCIENCE WRITING. NOT ONLY FOR JOURNALS BUT FOR LAYMEN ALSO, SPECIALLY SCIENCE COLUMNS TO NEWS PAPERS AND SCIENCE MAGAZINES ALSO. EVEN MY WIFE DO CONTRIBUTE REGULAR COLUMN AS MIND WATCH . SO ALYSON KEEP IT UP CONTRIBUTE\ION FOR JIDC.
      DR VINOD SINGH
      ASSO PROF AND HEAD
      DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY
      BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY
      BHOPAL(M.P.)
      INDIA

      • Thank you so much for your kind word Dr. Vinod Singh! Your complement is much appreciated. I would love for you to submit a post on your work or your science writing! Contact me by email anytime!

  2. SURE ALYSON ,
    DEFINITELY I WILL SUPPORT YOU BE SENDING YOU THE DETAILS OF THE AREA OF MY WORK AND PASSION OF POPULARIZING SCIENCE COMMUNICATION .
    WITH BEST WISHES
    DR VINOD SINGH

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