Before becoming a full-time freelance French scientific translator, I spent 15 years working as a research associate for various institutions.
My career began in 1997 as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My role involved synthesizing zeolites and mesoporous aluminosilicate catalysts, and characterizing them using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. I also taught labs in chemistry and biochemistry.
Five years later and over the course of 10 years, I accepted several postdoctoral research associate roles at the Physical and Biophysical Medical Institute in Leipzig, Germany, Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City, and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Marseille, France.
At all three institutions, I utilized solid-state or high-resolution nuclear magnetic spectroscopy to characterize various proteins or protein interactions, including Alzheimer tau protein, leukemia BCR-ABL protein, and more.