Sampoorna Rappaz, PhD

Freelance Medical Writer and Editor


Science is useful only when understood.

As a professional writer and editor, I deliver fit-for-purpose scientific and medical communication that is cohesive, coherent, concise, clear, correct, and consistent.

Experience in:
> Manuscript writing and editing
> Thesis and dissertation writing and editing
> Slides and poster preparation
> Health communication to lay audiences (blogpost, web content for patients, news article, feature article, copywriting)

Areas of expertise: oncology (adult + pediatric), rare genetic disorders

PhD, Cancer Biology from University of Zurich: Project focused on finding novel treatment avenues for rhabdomyosarcoma (skeletal muscle cancer that primarily affects young children)

MSc, Biosciences (Human Genetics) from University of Leeds: Project focused on understanding the regulation of Estrogen Receptor-Beta at the RNA level in various adult cancers

BSc, Triple major in Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology from Bangalore University



Scientific and medical communications: Specialist audience

Health communication: Lay audience

Patient information webpage (unpublished)
Lung cancer

Informational page for a local healthcare practice