Brian E Richardson, PhD

I am a medical writer with over twenty years of experience in the biomedical sciences.

My mission is to bring clarity to scientific and medical information for the benefit of physicians, patients, and caregivers.

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Freelance Writing Experience

Medical Affairs/Medical Education, Various Clients (2012 – present)
Create, edit, and annotate medical education materials for major pharmaceutical companies
Wide variety of topics, including oncology, allergy/asthma, pulmonary disease, rare disease, and infectious disease.
Work under deadlines based on customer communication and medical-legal requirements
Medical News Writing, Univadis (2015 – 2020)
Created daily summaries for a physician audience. Topics included head and neck cancer, endocrinology, dermatology, stroke, breast cancer, and rare cancers
Appropriate tagging and promotional language to drive readership
Academic Editing, Various Clients (2012 – 2020)
Edited academic papers and research grants
Wide variety of topics, including stem cells, neurology, and cancer

Employment History

Freelance Medical Writer, Richardson Medical Writing LLC (2012 – present)
Senior Research Associate, Oregon Health & Science University (2014 – 2015)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University, New York, NY (2008 – 2012)
Graduate Research Assistant, Weill Graduate School at Cornell University, New York, NY (2002 – 2008)


PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, Weill Graduate School at Cornell University, New York, NY (2008)
BA in Biology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA (2000)


NBIA Disorders Research Grant (2015)
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-2012)

Scientific Publications

Woltjer RL, Reese LC, Richardson BE, Tran H, Green S, Pham T, Chalupsky M, Gabriel I, Light T, Sanford L, et al. (2015). Pallidal neuronal apolipoprotein E in pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration recapitulates ischemic injury to the globus pallidus. Mol Genet Metab 116, 289-97. PMID: 26547561
Metzger T, Gache V, Xu M, Cadot B, Folker ES, Richardson BE, Gomes ER, and Baylies MK (2012). MAP and kinesin-dependent nuclear positioning is required for skeletal muscle function. Nature 484, 120-124. PMID: 22425998
Richardson BE and Lehmann R (2010). Mechanisms guiding primordial germ cell migration: strategies from different organisms. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 11, 37-49. PMID: 20027186
Richardson BE, Nowak S, and Baylies MK (2008). Myoblast fusion in fly and vertebrates: New genes, new processes and new perspectives. Traffic 9, 1050-1059. PMID: 18435820
Richardson BE, Beckett K, and Baylies MK (2008). Visualizing new dimensions in Drosophila myoblast fusion. BioEssays, 30, 423-431. PMID: 18404690
Richardson BE, Beckett K, and Baylies MK (2008). Live imaging of Drosophila myoblast fusion. Methods in Molecular Biology, 475, 263-274. PMID: 18979249
Richardson, BE, Beckett K, Nowak SJ, and Baylies MK (2007). SCAR/WAVE and Arp2/3 are crucial for cytoskeletal remodeling at the site of myoblast fusion. Development 134, 4357-4367. PMID: 18003739