About Ilana

I am a freelance science and medical writer based in Rochester, NY. My work has appeared online at MedPage Today and GardeningKnowHow.com, in magazines including Small Farm Quarterly and Plant Healer Magazine, and in peer-reviewed scientific journals. I also provide expert-level writing and editing services for companies and nonprofits in science-based industries, including agriculture, medicine, biotech, and horticulture.

I use my background in research and my hands-on experiences in agriculture and science educational outreach to create content that informs and builds trust. Because I’ve written for audiences ranging from farmers to physicians to fifth graders, I know how to write targeted content for a variety of knowledge levels.


PhD Chemical Biology, Harvard University. Dissertation research in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health.

BS Plant Science, magna cum laude, Cornell University.

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I have experience writing in the following areas:

Agriculture and Plant Science

Science Outreach and Education

Infectious Diseases

Immunology and Allergy

Asthma and COPD


Natural Health and Herbs


…and others