Personal Essays and Fiction Writing

Professional Science Writing and Editing Experience

2022  Guest Editor for Special Issue in Bioengineering
Guest editor for Special Issue: “Bioengineering in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)

2019-2020 Part-Time Instructor at CU Boulder, Dept. of MCDB
Co-taught Writing Skills for Scientists (MCDB 6440) in Fall 2019 and 2020 to help graduate students improve grant proposal writing skills (using NIH F31-style individual research fellowship proposal). Course is required by 2nd-year MCDB graduate students; graduate students from other departments also enrolled. Prepared lectures, in-class activities, and homework; gave extensive feedback on and editing of writing assignments; managed discussions of proper writing and editing styles. Co-instructor: Paul Muhlrad

2011-2015 Scientist/Science Writer for Science Buddies
Conceived of, tested, wrote, and edited science project ideas and other K-12 science material, pursued grant and sponsor funding, and developed collaborations with universities, including: the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center at the Ohio State University; the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology at the University of California, Los Angeles; Scientific American’s series “Bring Science Home”; National Public Radio (NPR)’s Science Friday Educational Activities. http://www.sciencebuddies.org

2013 Author of Biology Bytes books
Updated, formatted, and self-published two science books for the general public, Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Stem Cells and Modern Medicine and Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Animals Both Commonplace and Bizarre. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Teisha-J.-Rowland/e/B00FLBBORG/
Editor: Prof. Andrew J. Bonham

2011-2012 Medical Writer/Editor for the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
Wrote and edited grant proposals, medical manuscripts, protocols, and other documents for the Department of Radiation Oncology. Created and maintained a centralized resource listing funding opportunities, and worked with individual faculty to identify relevant opportunities based on their research, to increase the number and quality of proposals submitted. Gave presentation on writing grant proposals Supervisors: Dr. Moyed Miften and Dr. Laurie Gaspar

2009-2011 Creator and Writer of the Santa Barbara Independent’s Column “Biology Bytes”
Published weekly newspaper articles on different biology topics at http://www.independent.com/bio
Senior Editor: Matt Kettmann

Other Professional Writing Experience and Interests

2019 Project featured in HackSpace Magazine
Project published on Instructables.com, “Candle-Powered Paper Carousel,” was featured in an interview with HackSpace Magazine (issue #15, published Feb. 1st, 2019) at https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues

2013-2014 Creator, Writer, and Editor of “Biology Bytes” Blog
Published news and insightful commentary weekly on biology topics at http://www.biology-bytes.com

2013-2014 Creator and Writer of the Butterfly Pavilion’s series “Critter Close-Ups”
Published articles on different invertebrates found in Colorado

2011-2015 Founder and Coordinator of Colorado Science Writers
Founded a professional networking group for Colorado science writers and organize periodic meetings.

2010-2013 Contributor for Development’s community blog, “The Node”
Invited volunteer blogger for coverage of stem cell news at http://thenode.biologists.com

2009-2014 Creator, Writer, and Editor of “All Things Stem Cell” Blog
Published articles on different aspects of stem cell biology at http://www.allthingsstemcell.com

2009-2015 Member of the National Association for Science Writers (NASW)
Attended the annual NASW meeting for information, exposure, and networking.

2009 Contributor for Nature’s Stem Cell Blog, “The Niche”
Volunteer blogger for coverage of the International Society for Stem Cell Research 7th Annual Meeting for

2008-2010 Web Content Editor for UCSB Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Website
Wrote, assembled, and edited original textual content and updates for http://www.stemcell.ucsb.edu

Personal Essays and Fiction Writing

2023- Published science fiction and fantasy flash fiction with Havok.
Author of published stories including:

2019- Published essays with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Author of published essays including: