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About Your Editor


BioLOGICAL Editing is a full-service scientific writing, proofreading and editing company founded by Dr. Shelly Waggoner who has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Shelly also has postdoctoral training from Stanford University, Message Pharmaceuticals and the University of Pennsylvania. 




  • Waggoner, S.A., Johannes, G.J., and Liebhaber, S.A.  (2009).  “Depletion of the Poly(C)-Binding Proteins αCP1 and αCP2 From K562 Cells Leads to p53-Independent Induction of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor (CDKN1A) and G1 Arrest”.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 284:  9039-9049.

  • Waggoner, S.A. and Liebhaber, S.A.  (2003).  “Identification of mRNAs Associated With αCP2-Containing RNP Complexes”.  Molecular and Cellular Biology 23:  7055-7067.

  • Waggoner, S.A. and Liebhaber, S.A.  (2003).  “Regulation of α-Globin mRNA Stability”.  Experimental Biology and Medicine 228:  387-395. 

  • Matin, A., Baetens, M., Pandza, S., Park, C-H., and Waggoner, S.  (1999).  “Survival Strategies in the Stationary Phase”.  In E. Rosenberg (ed.), Microbial Ecology and Infectious Disease.  American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C. 30-48.

  • Waggoner, S. and Sarnow, P.  (1998).  “Viral Ribonucleoprotein Complex Formation and Nucleolar-Cytoplasmic Relocalization of Nucleolin in Poliovirus-Infected Cells”.  Journal of Virology 72:  6699-6709.

  • Waggoner, S.  (1997).  “Functional Interaction of Nucleolin With the Poliovirus 3' Noncoding Region and Nucleocytoplasmic Relocalization in Infected Cells”.  Thesis dissertation.




  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, KO1 DK071137 (2005-2010)

  • National Research Service Award, 5 F32 GM063396 (2002-2004)

  • National Research Service Award, 5 T32 AI07328 (1999)






  • Thomas, J.D., Dias, L.M., and Johannes, G.J.  (2008).  “Translational Repression During Chronic Hypoxia is Dependent on Glucose Levels”.  RNA 14:  771-781.

  • Thomas J.D. and Johannes, G.J.  (2007).  “Identification of mRNAs That Continue to Associate with Polysomes During Hypoxia”.  RNA 13:  1116-1131.


I have performed over 3000 hours of editing service for various authors whose manuscripts have been submitted for publication (no reference, to remain confidential).




I have edited several grants (a KO1 and several RO3s, RO1s and R21s) that were submitted to the NIH. One of these RO1 grants scored in the 2nd percentile.




I have edited over 50 medical school application essays.





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