Leslie Ann Roldan, Ph.D., is a Lecturer II with Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication and recently published Writing in Biology: A Brief Guide with Mary-Lou Pardue of MIT's Department of Biology. She holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT, where she trained in biochemistry with Tania Baker. Prior to coming to WRAP in 2005, she was a scientific editor who commissioned and edited biology college-level text and articles for the web. She currently teaches primarily in the Biology department, and her scholarly research focuses on how students develop scientific communication skills through oral presentations, including journal clubs and discussion leading.