Doug Macron, the newest addition to the GenomeWeb editorial staff, is editor of the weekly newsletter RNAi News. He will also pen the new monthly RNAi News column in Genome Technology. His column in this issue, “An RNAi Roadblock: siRNAs Activate the Interferon System,” appears on page 48. Doug came to GenomeWeb from Reuters, where he spent four years covering the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. He’s a native of northern New Jersey with a BA in comparative literature from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He now resides in Brooklyn with his wife, dog, and three cats.
Paul Sharp enjoys the challenge of creating illustrations for Genome Technology. His imaginative work appears this month in IT Guy (p. 34), where he made his GT debut earlier this year in Nat Goodman’s June column. Sharp says, “Nat is a good subject for caricature, as he has the look of a professor which juxtaposes nicely with ridiculous situations. Also he has not threatened me with bodily harm.” Lately, Sharp and his wife Alice have been consumed in a year-long project illustrating a children’s bible.
Mo Krochmal, editor of Genome Technology’s sister publication, BioArray News, moonlights as a photographer for GenomeWeb. Since he’s got a fancier camera than anyone we know, and he knows how to use it, he’s been tapped to conduct rooftop photoshoots of three of his newsletter editing colleagues (see the photos of Kate Mason and Doug Macron on pages 47 and 48 in this issue).That’s why office dwellers in neighboring buildings here in the Financial District often mistake Mo for a fashion photographer and our staffers for supermodels.