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I am currently running my own business that specializes in freelance science and tech writing, as well as web and social media traffic analyses for startups and venture capitalists. I create content and help companies determine how well their brand is doing around the web — a much deeper dive than Google Analytics gives at face value.

Formerly, I was the Community Editor at Wired, where I worked across the brand, both magazine and website, to build and maintain strong social communities. I was also the Community Manager at the Public Library of Science (PLOS), where I helped build the blog network of all-star writers.

I received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College, and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2006. My postdoctoral work was in neuroscience at UCSF and Genentech.

I’ve written about science for Wired, The New Yorker, Scientific American, Slate, Scientific American MIND, and elsewhere.  I primarily cover topics on neuroscience, development, behavior change, and health.

Feel free to contact me:, or find me on Twitter (@bmossop)