Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay
Contact Info
  Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay
Bethesda, MD 

E-Mail: raj.mukhop@gmail.com
Professional/Personal Overview
  A skilled Ph.D. science journalist and editor with over 8 years of experience in writing, editing, and blogging. Can produce articles that are factually correct, engaging, and balanced, and edit pieces with a sharp eye for technical detail and consistency. Areas of expertise include nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, and clinical diagnostics.

You can follow me on Twitter!: @RajMukhop
Work Info
Editor 8 Years
Reporter 8 Years
Writer 8 Years
Science 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
7 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
American Chemical Society (11+), Royal Society of Chemistry (6-10), SixEstate Communications (1-2)
Other Work History
I also edit fundamental science and clinical research grant applications and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, WordPress
Foreign Language Skills
Bengali, French
Work Permits & Visas
Green card holder (permanent US resident)
Available upon request
National Association of Science Writers
DC Science Writers Association
Ph.D., Biophysics and biochemistry, Johns Hopkins University

B.Sc., Biochemistry (first class honors), McGill University

Taken classes in creative and science writing and podcasting
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Washington, DC. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(ASBMB Today, 2/1/2012)
A conversation with Philip Leder on the genetic code experiments that he began 50 years ago
(ASBMB Today, 12/1/2011)
Billy Hudson’s life continues to inspire the Aspirnaut Initiative for K – 12 STEM education.
(ASBMB Today, 12/1/2011)
Researchers are carefully moving forward in creating engineered biological systems for applications such as drug production and cell-based therapies.
(Chemical & Engineering News, 8/15/2011)
Government mandates have shaped the market but not always for the best
(Chemical & Engineering News, 7/11/2011)
U.S. Energy Department’s latest programs target critical energy challenges
(Chemistry World, 6/1/2011)
Development of generic biological drugs is gathering momentum. But the welcome they are receiving looks very different in the EU and the US
(One+, 5/1/2011)
David Rock has made a career out of integrating cutting-edge neuroscience research with leadership skills.
(Chemistry World, 4/10/2011)
Microfluidic technology is finally ready for forensic DNA profiling labs, as Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay reports
(C&EN Analytical SCENE, 3/3/2011)
New method measures organic acids to ensure juices are not adulterated
(C&EN Analytical SCENE, 2/24/2011)
Understanding the ingredients in these new products could help to assess their impact on oral health
(C&EN Analytical SCENE, 2/7/2011)
The nanoscale low-cost method could work in medical diagnostics in developing countries
(C&EN Analytical SCENE, 1/18/2011)
Art Analysis: Researchers discover that the artist added wheat starch to his paints
(ASBMB Today, 1/1/2011)
Researchers are pursuing efficiencies, automation and higher throughput in this ubiquitous molecular biology and biochemistry tool. Is it time?
(ONE+, 12/8/2010)
In going from jazz guitarist to media futurist, Gerd Leonhard hasn’t quite had a conventional career path. Since the mid-2000s, Leonhard has been considered an expert in forecasting the futures of the music, social media, leadership and entrepreneurship industries and identifying new growth opportun
(PRISM, 12/1/2010)
At a design lab, engineering students gain valuable experience solving problems for medical and veterinary researchers.
(Chemistry World, 11/1/2010)
Paper's ubiquity, cheapness, and large-scale manufacturing processes makes it uniquely suitable for creating low-cost medical and environmental diagnostic devices.
(Chemistry World, 7/1/2010)
An exploration of the next frontiers in MRI technology.
(Bethesda magazine, 5/1/2010)
A profile on Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health
(Chemistry World, 2/8/2010)
A story on the latest techniques used by anti-doping laboratories to catch athletes who use performance-enhancing methods.
(Chemistry World, 1/1/2010)
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is allowing art conservators to rewrite sections of art history
(Analytical Chemistry, 10/1/2009)
A story that explores the position held by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in today's science and society.
(Analytical Chemistry, 6/1/2009)
Now that the hype has blown over, will microfluidics live up to its promise of providing marketable applications?