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Heather Maughan

Biologist and Technical Writer

Helping scientists and society to explore and understand microorganisms.



I help clients write, edit, submit, and re-submit research manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.

Grant Proposals

I have experience writing, editing, organizing, and submitting grant proposals.

Heather Maughan - Biologist and Technical Writer

Heather Maughan – Biologist and Technical Writer


I am broadly trained in ecology & evolution, genetics & genomics, and metagenomics & microbiology.  I am passionate about communicating biology to specialist and generalist audiences, and enjoy working with clients to showcase their exciting and innovative research.

My expertise is in the study of Bacteria and their viruses, the bacteriophages. I have published over 40 research articles describing the ecology and evolution of Bacteria and bacteriophages in nature and the laboratory.  I am continually fascinated by the diversity of microbes and am eager to continue investigating the ways in which their activities affect human health and agriculture.

Education & Academic Training

2009-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
2006-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
2006 PhD  University of Arizona (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Minor: Genetics)
1999 B.S.  Utah State University (Biology)


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