Dr. Laura Zonia
Main Areas of Expertise Plant Science; Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysics Secondary Areas of Expertise Medical Science; Chemistry; Bioengineering; Nanoscience Biography Dr Laura Zonia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and has worked as a research scientist, project leader, scientific author, and peer-reviewer for more than 20 years. Her primary research areas include plant cell biology, dynamical and complex systems, and plant physiology. She has authored more than 15 papers as corresponding author and received funding for eight grants authored in four different countries. Dr Zonia transitioned into scientific publishing support at the end of 2011. Since then, she has performed comprehensive editing and writing for more than 400 articles, grants, theses, reports, and an extensive encyclopedia in plant sciences. Her expertise is broad and includes biochemistry, plant sciences, cell and molecular biology, biophysics, bioengineering, medical sciences, nanoscience, chemistry, and civil engineering. Qualifications PhD, Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA BSc, Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA Peer-reviewer for scientific journals including Plant Cell, PLoS ONE, Journal of Cell Science, Plant Physiology, Plant Journal, Planta, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Protoplasma, Plant Science, and FEBS Letters Peer-reviewer for National Science Foundation Grant Programs (USA) in 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2009 Peer-reviewer for the USDA NRI-CGP Grant Program in 1998 and 2004 Permanent committee member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Grant Panel of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Grant Agency, 1998 to 2002 Current Activity Currently works as a full-time professional freelance scientific editor, author, and consultant.