About

IMG_7032I am a Brooklyn-based science writer with experience spanning all levels of biology, from molecules to ecosystems. My writing has explored topics ranging from atherosclerosis and the biology of the nutrition, to the search for life on Mars and the ecology of cities.

I am currently senior science writer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Cancer in New York, where I cover developments in basic and clinical cancer research. I am also the co-author of an innovative biology textbook published by Scientific American/W. H. Freeman, which is entering its third edition.

Before turning to writing, I was for 10 years a development editor at W. H. Freeman. I have a BA in biology from Wesleyan and an MA in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Matt Tontonoz is a superb development editor, one of the best I’ve worked with.”  

—Harvey Lodish, MIT

“Working with Matt was both fun and efficient, and Matt deserves much of the credit for the positive response students have shown for this book.”

—Tony Bretscher, Cornell University

“If Matt can make me clear and interesting to students, he can do anything.”

—Photosynthesis

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