THRESSA SMITH, PhD

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Copyeditor (light, standard, and substantive) of original, clinical, and review research articles including those for authors whose native language is not English.
  • Author and co-author of published scientific peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Primary research experience in pharmacology and drug discovery as well as in animal models of learning, memory, cognition, drug addiction, anxiety, and depression.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Co-authored three original research articles published in Journal of Neuroscience and ACS Chemical Neuroscience and a book chapter published in Steroid Receptors: Methods and protocols, edited by Humana Press-Springer Science U.S.A.
  • Wrote a medical suspense novel that was chosen as a finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas manuscript competition.

MEDIA SKILLS

  • Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sigma Plot using Apple and PC computers.

CLIENTS

  • Cactus Global Communications: Standard and substantive editing of original research, clinical, and review articles for publication in scientific journals.
  • Editage through Cactus: Standard and substantive editing of original research, clinical, and review articles for publication in scientific journals.
  • American Journal Experts: Medium and light editing of original research, clinical, and review articles written by authors whose native language is not English for publication in peer-reviewed science and biomedical journals.
  • Edanz Editing: Substantive editing of original research, clinical, and review articles as well as reviewer response letters, cover letters, etc., and expert peer reviews of articles written by authors whose native language is not English for publication in peer-reviewed science and biomedical journals.
  • Bioedit: Light, medium, and substantive editing of original research, clinical, and review articles written by authors whose native language is not English, as well as journal formatting and cover letter writing for submission to peer-reviewed science and biomedical journals.
  • Individual principal investigators and students worldwide: Developmental, substantive, or light editing of original research articles, grants, letters, memos, newsletters, posters, slide presentations, and master’s and PhD dissertations. 
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EDUCATION

  • PhD  (1992)          Pharmacology and Toxicology     University of California, Irvine
  • BS    (1983)           Physiology                                 University of California, Davis
  •          (2014)          Copyediting certificate                 University of California, San Diego

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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Editorial Freelancers Association

 

American Copy Editors Society

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  • Anastasio, N.C., Gilbertson, S.R., Bubar, M.J., Seitz, P.K., Agarkov, A., Stutz, S.J., Jeng, Y-J., Bremer, N.M., Smith, T.D., Fox, R.G., Swinford, S., Seitz, P.K., Charendoff, M., Craft, J., Laezza, F.M., Watson, C.S., Briggs, J.M. and Cunningham, K.A. (2013) Peptide inhibitors disrupt the serotonin 5-HT2C receptor interaction with phosphatase and tensin homolog to allosterically modulate cellular signaling and behavior. Journal of Neuroscience 33(4):1615–1630.
  • Ding, C., Bremer, N.M., Smith, T.D., Seitz, P.K., Anastasio, N.C., Cunningham, K.C. and Zhou, J. (2012)  Exploration of synthetic approaches and pharmacological evaluation of PNU-69176E and its stereoisomer as 5-HT2C receptor allosteric modulators. ACS Chemical Neuroscience 3(7):538–45.
  • Shashack M.J., Cunningham, K.A., Seitz, P.K., McGinnis, A., Smith, T.D., Watson, C.S. and Gilbertson, S.R. (2011) Synthesis and evaluation of dimeric derivatives of 5-HT2A receptor antagonist M-100907. ACS Chemical Neuroscience 2(11):640–644.
  • Adams, M.M., Smith, T.D., Moga, D., Gallagher, M., Wang, Y., Wolfe, B.B., Rapp, P.R. and Morrison, J.H.  (2001)  Hippocampal dependent learning ability correlates with N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor levels in CA3 neurons of young and aged rats.  Journal of Comparative Neurology  432(2):230–43.
  • Smith, T.D., Adams, M.M., Gallagher, M., Morrison, J.H. and Rapp, P.R.  (2000)  Circuit-specific alterations in hippocampal synaptophysin immunoreactivity predict spatial learning impairment in aged rats.  Journal of Neuroscience 20(17) 6587–6593.
  • Smith, T.D., Kuczenski, R., George, K., Malley, J. and Foote, S.L.  (2000)  Effects of chronic fluoxetine administration in monkey brain.  Synapse 38(4):460–70.
  • Smith, T.D., Calhoun, M.E. and Rapp, P.R.  (1999)  Commentary: Circuit and morphological specificity of synaptic change in the aged hippocampal formation. Neurobiology of Aging 20(3):357–8.
  • Smith, T.D., Gallagher, M. and Leslie, F.M.  (1995)  Cholinergic binding sites in rat brain: Analysis by age and cognitive status.  Neurobiology of Aging 16(2):161–173.
  • Freed, W.J. and Smith, T.D.  (1995)  Principles of brain tissue engineering (commentary)  Behavioral Brain Sciences 18:58–60.
  • Raymon, H.K., Smith, T.D. and Leslie, F.M.  (1992)  Further pharmacological characterization of [3H]idazoxan binding sites: Evidence for predominant labeling of α2 noradrenergic receptors in rat brain.  Brain Research 582:261–267.
  • Smith, T.D., Annis, S.J., Ehlert, F.J. and Leslie, F.M.  (1991)  [3H]N-methylscopolamine labeling of non-M1, non-M2 muscarinic receptor sites in rat brain.  Journal of Pharmaceutical and Experimental Therapeutics 256:1173–1181.
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