Paul Diehl, a San Francisco Bay area biotech consultant and freelance writer, wrote and managed About.com's Biotech/Biomedical site from April 2012 to March 2014. You can find more current articles by him on his blot at www.animatediscovery.net and connect with him on Google+, Facebook or @aboutbiotech on Twitter
Paul has worked in the biotech industry for over 20 years and had made a career of assessing, introducing, and supporting new technology for life science research. He has held various marketing and business development positions at B-Bridge International, Arcturus Bioscience, Agilent Laboratories, Display Systems Biotech, and Clontech Laboratories, as well as worked with several other companies on a contract basis. He has also published a number of freelance and contracted articles reviewing laboratory products, new therapeutics, and research developments.
Paul received his B.A. in Biology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Washington State University in Pullman, WA in 1993.
I have always been interested in how new discoveries and developments in life science research can be used to better understand and solve real world problems. Fortunately, I have been able to pursue a career where I can watch—and sometimes be involved in—some of the first applications of the newest discoveries and inventions. It is a fast moving and technically challenging field but it's exciting to get a glimpse of what's just down the road almost in reach.