Allyson Doan


Scientific Writer
B.A. English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles.
M.A. Rhetoric and Writing Studies (specialization in Technical Writing), San Diego State University

Since 2008, I am the web content developer and science writer for CSCI. My responsibilities include updating web content for the CSCI and Digital Fish Library (DFL) web sites. This includes researching on specific scanned specimens in the Digital Fish Library(DFL) database and posting the information on the DFL web site. I also work closely with our web developer, Anubhav, on site design and layout, and also with our lab curator, Rachel, on tracking scanned fishes in the DFL database. In addition, I collaborate regularly with staff from the Scripps Institute of Oceangraphy (SIO) on specimens data and the educational component of the DFL. My interests are in several areas of professional communication, including science, medical, web, and educational writing.

Upcoming DFL projects will include a DFL 101 Podcast Series of short 5-10 minute videos on dissecting shark brains, scanning fishes using MR technology, using AFNI Simulation Diffusion Plugin to analyze and visualize diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in 3-D and other research- and educational-related topics. We will also integrate a DFL glossary with comprehensive definition of scientific terminologies.