Jaclyn Jansen, Ph.D., is a science writer and editor based in Long Island, New York. She began her career as a scientist, studying how nearly three meters of DNA is packaged into our microscopic cells. After completing her graduate work and postdoctoral training, she transitioned to a freelance career in writing and editing. Her work ranges from highly technical and specialized grants and peer-reviewed papers to broad interest articles for the general public. She covers technology for news outlets including Live Science, and writes for academic institutions and non-profit foundations, including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, Rockefeller University, the American Heart Association, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.