From the Labs at Baylor College of Medicine spotlights the newest and most interesting research information from the bench at the College.
Ana M. Rodríguez, Ph.D., is the lead science writer for the Office of Communications and Community Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the editor of From the Labs and one of its main contributors since 2016.
Ana was an immunoparasitologist working on basic science research for about 20 years before she became a science writer and editor focused on basic and applied biomedical and natural sciences. She is an award-winning author with 28 books and about 60 magazine articles published for children and adults covering topics on basic, natural and medical sciences, history and biography.
Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H., a long-time award-winning science journalist, started From the Labs. After almost two decades of service as Baylor’s science writer, she retired in 2015.
As director of communications in the Office of Communications and Community Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine, Dana Benson is responsible for promoting the people and programs of the College to both internal and external audiences in a variety of ways, including e-communications and press releases. She has worked at the College since 2006 and has a background in institutional communications and newspaper reporting.
Molly Chiu is lead communications specialist in the Office of Communications and Community Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine. Since she joined Baylor in 2019, Molly covers several exciting areas at Baylor, including the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She graduated from Rice University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Before she came to Baylor, she worked as a local TV news producer. She’s excited to continue writing interesting stories and sharing Baylor’s innovative work with the rest of the world!
Graciela Gutierrez is s lead communications in the Office of Communications and Community Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine. She writes press releases about general health topics, science publications and research as well as articles for the many communication outreach arms of Baylor. Gracie also helps organize and promote some of the events at the College and helps produce some of the video projects you see online. She has a background in broadcasting and has been with Baylor since August 2006.
Aaron Nieto, communications associate in Baylor College of Medicine Office of Communications and Community Outreach, joined the team in 2022. Prior to joining Baylor, he worked in communications for the largest school of public health in Texas where he covered groundbreaking news and research in the state’s largest cities. Currently, Aaron writes about numerous topics including Internal Medicine, the Center for Space Medicine, Transition Medicine and more.
Homa Shalchi, senior communications associate in Baylor College of Medicine Office of Communications and Community Outreach, shares stories about the faculty’s work across different departments, including psychiatry, nutrition, and emergency medicine since she joined Baylor in 2019. Homa has worked in this field since graduating in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and strategic communication. She looks forward to curating engaging content for the Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.