2001 - PhD Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine
1996 - AB Biology, Harvard University
Dr Cottrell has over 12 years of research experience in the biotechnology industry, with expertise in biomarkers, genomics, epigenetics, cancer biology, and inflammation. She majored in biology at Harvard University and then went on to earn a PhD in genetics from Stanford University School of Medicine. Her dissertation research focused on the molecular biology of Down syndrome.
Dr Cottrell’s post-graduate work included developing new technology, leading product development teams, and a variety of writing projects (presentations, articles, reviews, posters, grants, and book chapters). She has led cross-functional biomarker teams in the development and implementation of biomarker strategies for clinical trials. Further written work includes journal articles, posters, SOPs, and biomarker-related sections of clinical documents.
Now a full-time writer and consultant, she is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association. Known for clear, concise writing and thorough, knowledgeable editing, Dr Cottrell joined Edanz Group as an editor in 2016.