Scientific Expertise

Boston-Based Freelance Science Writing, Global Client Base


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Dana Barberio,Principal and Owner

Professional scientific writer with two decades of experience in leading and conducting scientific research in the biotech/pharmaceutical industries, providing professional writing and consulting on a diverse array of subjects.

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  • Seventeen years  leading research and development teams at Sanofi/Genzyme and Integrated Genetics and conducting research at Collaborative Research.

  • Research areas: drug mechanism of action, expression analysis, signal transduction, and development of novel diagnostic assays and protocols.

  • Four years as owner of Edge BioScience Communications, partnering with clients worldwide to deliver high impact content, conference coverage, research and consulting.

Specialties/Expertise and

Writing Experience

  • Specializing in biotech scientific writing and consulting.

  • Writing experience in oncology, microbiology, the microbiome, genomics, systems biology, data science/Big Data/AI, infectious disease, chronic disease, immunology, inflammation, immuno-oncology, neuropsychiatric disorders, neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, dentistry, dermatology, respiratory, bone, CNS, ENT, metabolic diseases, endocrinology, naturopathic medicine, plant and microbial biology, nanotechnology, scientific imaging, surgery, diagnostics and other topics.


Writing supported by a MSc in Microbiology. Master's Thesis: "The physiological role of membrane-derived oligosaccharides in Escherichia coli".

Training in scientific writing, data science and systems biology, including 2013-15 Coursera coursework from Johns Hopkins University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and University of Toronto.


DIverse Team members

We provide our clients support in scientific/medical writing, graphic design and grant proposal writing with access to PhD and MSc level freelance scientific writers/consultants on an as-needed basis for individual and larger scope projects.

Dana is a wonderful consultant! She’s an expert in areas where I am not. She is professional, timely, and responsible, and she’s helped me with organizing, writing, and understanding various scientific topics. I highly recommend her!
— March 2016, Amber McCall, Assistant Professor at Augusta University. Research for a meta-analysis on epigenetics and neurological disorders.
Dana ended up surpassing all my expectations and then some.
— June 2015, Ari Leifer. Peer-reviewed journal article.

Our Clients include

  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals

  • Cambridge Healthtech Institute

  • SeraCare (in vitro diagnostics)

  • Ritter Pharmaceuticals (microbiome space)

  • Evelo Biosciences (microbiome space)

  • Median Technologies (clinical imaging- ICRO)

  • University of Alberta Department of Medicine

  • Hanson Wade