Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.

Science Writer and Educator

Education

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College

Introduction

  • Science educator with experience teaching chemistry, biology, astronomy, and physics at the high school, college, and graduate levels
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Widely-published graphic artist, responsible for printable periodic tables and other scientific illustrations

Experience

Anne Helmenstine, Ph.D., has written about chemistry and other sciences for nearly 20 years. She taught chemistry, biology, astronomy, and physics at the high school, college, and graduate levels. She has worked as a research scientist and also abstracting and indexing diverse scientific literature for the Department of Energy.

In addition to her work as a science writer, Dr. Helmenstine currently serves as a scientific consultant, specializing in problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach. Previously, she worked as a research scientist and college professor. 

Education

Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry from Hastings College. In her doctoral work, Dr. Helmenstine developed ultra-sensitive chemical detection and medical diagnostic tests.

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