Lisa Willemse is a communications professional with 18 years experience working in the technology, child development and health research fields, and is currently a Senior Communications Advisor with the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Her background includes training in fine art, communications and journalism and she spent several years working as a freelance editor, writer and photographer for a range of Canadian and US-based publications. In 2014, she was invited alumni-in-residence for the acclaimed Science Communications program at the Banff Centre.
Lisa is no stranger to science blogging. In 2009, she launched the Stem Cell Network Blog (renamed Signals in 2012), where she served as editor and blogger for six years. She has guest blogged for several publications and is currently a regular contributor to the Canadian Science Publishing and Genome Alberta blogs. She is also a subject editor and Board member for Science Borealis, a Canadian science blog aggregator. Follow her on Twitter and Medium @WillemseLA