About The Founder

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Jasenka Piljac Zegarac, PhD

Science writing has been an important, creative and inspiring part of my career for more than 15 years. My passion for creating high-quality scientific and medical communications solutions stems from witnessing the struggle to ”get published” in academia. Early on, I realized that the ability to produce research results in the lab, and communicate them in writing, are two separate talents.

I founded The Scientist Writer LLC with a mission to facilitate the dissemination of scientific and medical research results professionally, accurately and effectively. 

Throughout the course of my career as a scientific researcher and communicator, I have become well-versed in communicating complex research findings to lay audiences with little or no scientific background. With ease, I can filter and condense important findings so that your readers, both professional and lay, are not overwhelmed by unnecessary verbal clutter.

My publication track-record includes:

  • 38 peer-reviewed original research papers
    (9 in medical journals and 18 as the first and/or corresponding author)
  • four book chapters (one published by Academic Press)
  • more than 20 conference abstracts and posters
  • more than 20 conference and science festival presentations
  • a popular science book Zinfandel: A Croatian-American Wine Story and promotional CD
  • trade magazine feature articles
  • medical news & feature articles
  • newspaper articles

My research background is in biologically active compounds, natural products and nutraceuticals. I hold a  PhD degree in Biology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and a BS degree in Biochemistry (Honors) from UC Davis, California.  I have held research positions at UC Davis, Washington State University and Michigan State University.

I am a member of the American Medical Writers Association and have served on AMWA’s 2014 Medical Book Awards Committee for books in the public category.