The Division of Nephrology congratulates Eryn Dixon, PhD, a postdoctoral research scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, on her acceptance into the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology Early Career Reviewer Program.
Dixon will work one-on-one with an associate editor for the next year, assisting in the evaluation and review of manuscripts as she learns about the decision-making processes of AJP‘s editorial board. Out of 49 applicants, she was one of 11 chosen for the program. The program prepares the early career reviewers for future appointments to the editorial board of AJP-Renal Physiology.
This will be the second editorial role that Dixon has tackled since joining WashU Nephrology in June 2020. In October, Dixon joined the team at InPrint, a trainee-run resource that provides free editing and design services for scientific manuscripts, abstracts, grants, and posters submitted by members of the WashU community. “I was eager to apply to this trainee-run program as soon as I arrived at Washington University, as it presented a unique and valuable training and networking opportunity,” she says. Dixon is a First Editor at the service.
“In school, I always loved to write and edit, reworking sentences repeatedly,” says Dixon. “During my graduate studies, I found a continued interest in learning about different vehicles (blogs, manuscripts, etc.) for best communicating scientific findings. Now, I want to use my training in both research and writing to help scientists effectively disseminate their work to colleagues and the public.”
Dixon earned her PhD in toxicology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, before coming to WashU. The focus of her research in the Humphreys Lab is to develop a transcriptional atlas for sex differences in the transition from acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease using single nuclei sequencing and spatial transcriptomics.