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Allison Mayle

Science Educator

Location icon United States

Allison is a scientist with training in cancer biology, epigenetics, and genetics, as well as an interest in Science Policy. She recently left her postdoc position to be a science educator. A believer in the idea that science is for everyone, she also enjoys writing about science for any audience!

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Medium
10/15/2018
Why I Left Cancer Research - Allison Mayle - Medium

It wasn't so long ago that I wrote "Why I do Cancer Research". But last week I left my job as a postdoc doing cancer research. I want to share some of the reasons why I left and some of the feelings...

Genomics Research from Technology Networks
11/22/2018
The Advances Powering the CRISPR Revolution

CRISPR-based gene editing has been implemented across the scientific community in the past 5 years. Although CRISPR is relatively easy and efficient compared to previous gene editing methods, researchers are continuing to improve the technology. New advancements are designed to make different types of genetic changes, improve efficiency, and improve delivery of CRISPR for different therapeutic approaches.

Bitesize Bio
03/13/2017
Four Ways to Get CRISPR Reagents Into Your Cells - Bitesize Bio

Do you need to test the effects of mutating a gene in your system? Then, CRISPR genome editing is the way to go. Your first step is to decide on good target sequences. Then, you have to get the two components of CRISPR: the Cas9 nuclease and "guide" RNA (gRNA).

Scientific American Blog Network
05/10/2018
Life beyond the Laboratory Bench

This was written collaboratively "Uncouple personal passion from your message." These are but a few of the pearls of wisdom we heard during a forum we hosted recently at Memorial Sloan Kettering. The conversation centered on career advancement in science (and its obstacles), and on life beyond the bench.

Medium
05/15/2018
pH, Your Body, and Cancer Susceptibility - Allison Mayle - Medium

In a recent Instagram post, I asked if anyone had questions about cancer, Cancer Research, or science in general, and my friend Cindy asked a great question (well, two great questions): How does the alkaline in your body work with cells? Does your pH make a difference if you are more susceptible to getting cancer?

Medium
09/25/2018
What does "different types" of leukemia mean? - Allison Mayle - Medium

September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month, so I thought this would be a good time, before the month ends, to write up an answer to a question I've gotten when I talk about the work I've been doing on a specific type of leukemia. Question: There are different types of leukemia?

Medium
04/06/2017
Why I do Cancer Research - Allison Mayle - Medium

When people ask me why I became I scientist, I think of a day in third grade: my teacher put a petri dish of colored water on the overhead projector, turned the light on, and asked us why the water...

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