Deanna Conners


Research Interests:

Scientific communication Toxicology Public health

About Deanna Conners


Dr. Deanna Erin Conners joined Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2021 to help develop and implement a scientific editing program for faculty. She holds a PhD in Toxicology and has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of scientific communication.

Previously, Dr. Conners served as a senior science editor at Editage/Cactus Communications and provided editorial support to other large companies including Edanz and Lumina Datamatics. She also has worked as a science contributor for the Austin-based media company EarthSky and a public health toxicologist for the State of Oregon, with a focus on risk communication and program development. Her popular science articles have been shared on Discovery and The Aspen Institute’s Five Best Ideas of the Day. In 2009, she co-chaired, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Forum on Contaminants in Fish in Portland, OR.

Dr. Conners has edited more than 1,800 projects in diverse scientific fields for academic scientists and is well acquainted with the needs of early career faculty and ESL (English as a second language) authors.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Director, Scientific Editing and Research Communications Core (SERCC) Resource
  • Senior Science Editor


Education and Training:

  • PhD - Toxicology - University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • MS - Medical University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • BA - Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Professional Memberships:

  • Council of Science of Editors
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Honors & Awards:

  • 2008 - Director’s Excellence Award, Oregon Department of Human Services
  • 2003 - E. Broadus Browne Award, University of Georgia
  • 1997 - Best Oral Presentation, Student Research Day, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 1995 - Excellence in Environmental Research Award, Canisius College
  • 1994 - National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellow, College of Charleston