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Michael Q., Ph.D., E.L.S. (Certified Editor in the Life Sciences)

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Mike Q. has a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Houston. While at Texas A&M University, he studied the broad field of applied biology related to health and disease with an emphasis on clinical microbiology. In his doctoral work, he used experimental evolution to study tradeoffs between competitive fitness and virus resistance in heterogeneous environments. As a postdoctoral researcher, he used genomics, high-throughput sequencing, and statistical and computational methods to study viral genomic mimicry, ecological and medical meta-genomics, cancer biology, pathogen evolution, and infectious disease. Mike has more than 10 years of experience writing and editing scientific manuscripts and grant applications for peer-reviewed journals and funding agencies including DHS, DOD, NSF, and NIH. Mike is certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and provides scientific consulting and editorial services to private industry. He has authored original research published in Evolution and PLOS One and has reviewed manuscripts for journals including Evolution and Proceedings of the Royal Society.