Nancy R. Gough


BioSerendipity, LLC, Elkridge, MD 21075  (5/2017-present)


  • Write commentary on articles and topics in any aspect of biological science
  • Provide workshops on editorial careers, scientific writing, and scientific peer review
  • Provide manuscript preparation and editorial services to authors
  • Provide editorial and scientific communication and analysis services to organizations and publishers

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), Washington, D.C. 20005 (3/2017-5/2107)

Director, Research Collaborations 

  • Provided support for the Artemis Project
  • Provided updated scientific information for the NBCC website
  • Wrote Science Spotlight articles for the monthly Call to Action newsletter
  • Performed research and analysis as requested by the NBCC President

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, D.C. 20005 (1/00 – 2/2017)

Editor, Science Signaling 

  • Promoted to Managing Editor in summer 2001, then to Editor in spring 2006; took product from grant-funded review journal to revenue-generating primary research journal with a budget of ~$1,000,000, for which I was responsible for building the annual budget and authorizing expenditures
  • Oversaw production of the weekly Science Signaling journal, an enhanced online journal focused on cellular regulatory biology, including direct supervision of PhD-holding editorial staff
  • Assigned primary research submissions to editorial staff, including myself for which I oversaw the peer-review process, made decisions on acceptance or rejection of manuscripts for publication, and performed developmental editing
  • Scanned scientific literature weekly, contributed 250-word summaries for the Editors’ Choice section, and organized Focus Issues for publication in Science Signaling
  • Oversaw the design, testing, and implementation of new features and tools and platform migrations in conjunction with vendors (HighWire Press) and in-house technical staff
  • Developed workflows in collaboration with internal departments and external vendors for online publication of scientific content and implementation of XML standards
  • Oversaw the development, maintenance, and population of the Database of Cell Signaling, a custom pathway-centric database of cellular regulatory pathways and molecules

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (7/93 -12/1999)

Research Associate and Instructor (Department of Biology) (7/93 -12/1999)

  • Managed the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Fambrough; led the investigation of the function and cellular trafficking of lysosomal membrane proteins; mentored undergraduate and graduate students; organized and participated in the “Joint Cell Biologists” seminar series; participated in the Department of Biology Progress Reports
  • Served as the Web developer for the course “Cell Biology” (~300 students) for 1 year (12/98 to 12/99), which included identifying resources; creating, formatting, and uploading course material into a WebCT-based online supplement for the undergraduate course; developing animations in collaboration with the Digital Knowledge Center
  • Taught two semesters of the cell signaling and cell cycle sections of the undergraduate course “Cell Biology”

Instructor (Part-Time Graduate Program, Masters in Biotechnology) (2/95-12/1998)

  • Mentored the laboratory course-“Independent Study-Biotechnology” (1 student per semester)
  • Developed and taught the course- “Molecular Pharmacology” (11-27 students per semester)


University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1984-1988 (B.S. Zoology)

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1988-1993 (Ph.D. Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics)