Our Staff


Jonathan R Latham, PhD Co-founder and Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project; Editor of the Independent Science News website. Dr. Latham holds a Masters degree in Crop Genetics and a PhD in Virology. He was subsequently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to heading the Bioscience Resource Project he published scientific papers in disciplines as diverse as plant ecology, plant virology and genetics. He regularly presents at scientific conferences on papers published by the Bioscience Resource Project. He is also a fellow of the 21st Century Trust.

Allison K Wilson, PhD Co-founder and Science Director of the the Bioscience Resource Project; Editor of the Bioscience Resource Project website. Dr. Wilson holds a BA in Biology from Cornell University, a doctorate in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Indiana University, Bloomington and was formerly a postdoctoral research associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. Dr. Wilson is the author of published research papers on both auxin action and flowering time in Arabidopsis. She was also a contributing author of the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology (John Wiley and Sons Inc.,1999).

Jeanne Lawless, PhD As a Principal Scientist, Dr. Lawless researches nutrition topics for the Bioscience Resource Project. Dr. Lawless received both a BS in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University. She conducted an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science and Engineering at Oxford Brookes University, UK. As an academic involved in both teaching and research, she has held a variety of posts in secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the US and abroad (UK, sub-Saharan Africa and New Zealand) for over 25 years.

Herb Wolff is a volunteer consultant for The Bioscience Resource Project. He had a forty-year career in software communication systems development and integration and is now an active volunteer leader for the National Wildlife Refuge System and a national conservation organization.

Pat Dutt is grants coordinator for the Bioscience Resource Project and she coordinated the Project’s attendance at the 2011 Alternatives Gift Fair. Pat has her own consulting business, Ithaca Science and Grantwriting.

Dan Nickerson is Publicity Director for the Bioscience Resource Project.

Laurie Wilson is a News Links Contributor for the Bioscience Resource Project.

Editors and Consultants

Seth Bensel

Deborah L. Bors is an editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Elizabeth Cobb

Kathleen Doerge is a freelance writer and editor. She has taught writing, and managed environmental field projects for over a decade.

Lee, Yoke Lee is a freelance editor.  She has three years field experience in community-based fisheries management and co-management of marine protected areas in Malaysia. Additionally, for two years she worked on programmatic  communications and project management in the Coral Triangle that spans six countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Social Media

Danielle Curry


Chris Dennis


Anna Hansell

Interns Past and Present

Bob Hackett (Cornell 2012).

Theo Pritz  (Cornell 2015).

Past Volunteers

Ann Mayer edited for the Bioscience Resource Project for many years. She is a retired school teacher and author of four books for young people and numerous periodical articles. Ann has previous editing and grant writing experience.

Jayme Hoffman was the Project’s social media and marketing volunteer from 2009 to 2012. Jayme set up and managed Facebook and Twitter for the Project.

Chris Dennis helped with student outreach and designed outreach materials for ISN. Chris passed away in 2013 and is greatly missed.


Micky Harris is the Project’s Website Designer. He has set up both the Bioscience Resource Project and the Independent Science News websites. He runs Digital Marketing and Design: http://www.dmdesign.net.

Jo Gravely helped construct the Project website’s photo slide show and many of her photos are featured in the slide show. She can be found at: http://www.jogravely.com/