I have always had a dual career passion – science (especially biology) and reading/writing. After completing my graduate education, I became the Managing Editor of a research methods website. This allowed me for the first time to combine my two strengths, and learn about using the web to communicate. Since 2000 I have combined freelance science writing and editing with teaching.
I love teaching, especially when I can help a student understand a concept that had eluded them for some time. Learning should be about understanding, never about memorizing; facts can always be looked up if you know what you need. I have designed the Grant Writing class to be a practical and useful course where students get hands-on practice writing a grant proposal.
Science Writing and Editing
PhD – Stony Brook University, Cell and Developmental Biology
MS – University of Houston, Biology
BS – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Zoology
EMP 435 – Grant Proposal Writing
Schroeder, RJ, SN Ahmed, Y Zhu, E London and DA Brown. (1998) Cholesterol and Sphingolipid Enhance the Triton X-100-insolubility of Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored Proteins by Promoting the Formation of Detergent-Insoluble Ordered Membrane Domains. J Biol. Chem. 273:1150-1157.
Schroeder, RJ. (1996) Dissertation: The Lipid Environment of Liposomes Determines the Detergent Insolubility of Both GPI-anchored Proteins and Lipids.
Schroeder, R, E London and D Brown. (1994) Interactions Between Saturated Acyl Chains Confer Detergent Resistance on Lipids and Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-Anchored Proteins: GPI-Anchored Proteins in Liposomes and Cells Show Similar Behavior. PNAS-USA. 91:12130-12134.
Schroeder, RJ and SJ Henning. (1989) Roles of Plasma Clearance and Corticosteroid-Binding Globulin in the Developmental Increase in Circulating Corticosterone in Infant Rats. Endocrinology. 124:2612-2618.
Schroeder, RJ. (1988) MS Thesis: Apparent Volume of Distribution: A Critical Determinant of the Developmental Rise of Plasma Corticosterone.
Leeper, LL, RJ Schroeder and SJ Henning. (1988) Kinetics of Circulating Corticosterone in Infant Rats. Pediatrics Research. 24:595-599.