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Esme Gaisford


Science Writer, Data Scientist and Molecular Biologist

About Me

I am passionate about the future of science communication and science writing. I aspire to promote a better understanding of the scientific process, and application of scientific questioning in every realm of our lives. I am the Lead Researcher with the Social Justice start-up Nudge for Change- applying my research experience and scientific inquiry skills to identify actionable events in consumer-facing retail. I am a passionate, enthusiastic writer. I have contributed publications to online science blogs, biomedical journals, university newspapers and literary magazine. In 2015, I completed my Master's Thesis in Biomedical Research, with an emphasis in Cancer and Genetics. I completed my research at Dr. Lawrence Goldfinger's lab at Temple Medical School in Philadelphia. My independent research project was primarily centered on cellular signaling and iso-forms of Ras protein. Ras mutations are prevalent in an estimated 20-30% of all human cancers. My previous research experience includes rotations and summer internships in a Drosophilia Evolutionary Ecology lab at University of Chicago, a translation medicine lab specializing in tumor immunotheraputics at City of Hope Hospital in LA, and an epigenetics lab where I worked on drug screenings for methylation changes of CpG islands. I received my undergraduate degree from St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM. St. John's is a great books school that fosters intelligent, independent questioning from a variety of angles, and was voted the most rigorous undergraduate program in the United States by Forbes magazine. The unique academic experience at St. John's College promotes independent inquiry and concise writing.

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My Writing Samples

Help Customers See What They Want

Review and walk-through of the 3D modeling software SOLIDWORKS Make


US to Collect Genetic Data for BioBank

News and reaction piece to President Obama's 2015 announcement about the first National US BioBank.


To Publish With Impact

An analysis of word frequency using NLP (natural language processing) techniques on the Abstract and Titles from international peer-reviewed publications.


Examining the Changing Job Market of the 21st Century

An analysis of national employment data in the United States around the Great Recession. Applied data analysis, visualization and regression to identify the changing job market.



Lead Researcher, Co-founder

Nudge for Change is the "Moral Compass in Your Wallet". I designed the research methodology, conduct a large percentage of the primary research, guide and mentor the part-time researchers, and write the research-copy in each category. The research is limited to reputable, real-news sources, data-sets, and third-party analysis with validated sources. We strive to augment the user intelligence so people can spend their money where they want to, how they want to, without the push of a button.

Company: Nudge for Change

I worked there from 2/2017 until now

Freelance Science Writer

I am a freelance Science/Tech Writer. I have completed work as contracted employee with Development Capitol Networks, Engineering.com, Engineersrule.com, Futurism.com, and others. I produce content for online copy, educational materials, company internal communications and analysis of current research. My specialty is current biomedical reserach and cancer biology. I am currently considering new clients. I am also available on Upwork and Scripted.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 1/2015 until now

Subject Matter Expert

Zspace produces hardware/software systems that illustrate biology in 3D for K-12 students. As a Subject Matter Expert I provide details to design pathology-based models and write lesson plans for students.

Company: zSpace, Inc.

I worked there from 12/2016 until now

Content I Write