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Sarah L. Poynton Ph.D.



  • Freelance scientific editor, 1998 - present, 
    clients include research institutions in Europe and Asia, and authors who are not native English speakers
  • Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, JHUSOM
  • Associate Professor, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, JHUSOM
  • National Science Foundation Visiting Professor 1992 - 1993
  • Mercator Guest Professor, German Science Foundation 2003 - 2005
  • Instructor / course director for graduate course in scientific communication skills:
    American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China; Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany; Institute for Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany; JHUSOM; Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany; National Aquarium in Baltimore; University of San Carlos, Philippines
  • Author / co-author of 28 peer-reviewed papers, 1 review, 7 book chapters, and 1 book
  • >Reviewer for 17 scientific journals

Subject areas include:


Parasitology, pathology, protozoology, taxonomy, microbiology, ecology, limnology


Articles edited for:


Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Ecology, Environmental Microbiology, Food Control, Freshwater Biology, Geoderma, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents,  Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science,  Journal of Microbial Ecology, Limnology and Oceanography, Nature,  Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Science, Science of the Total Environment,  Water Resources Research


Articles reviewed for:


Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Acta Protozoologica (Editorial Board), Aquaculture, BMC Microbiology, Bulletin of Sea Fisheries Institute (Gdynia, Poland),  Canadian Journal of Zoology, Comparative Parasitology, Diseases in Asian Aquaculture, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, Journal of Parasitology, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Pathology, Zoo Taxa


Types of Documents




Journal articles



Grant proposals



Review articles



Book chapters












Thesis proposals



Web pages (content)



Slide presentations










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