Terri Gilbert, PhD.

Enthusiastic and effective scientific educator with a proven record of building excellent working relationships across teams and with external collaborators. Talented public-speaker providing trainings to groups ranging from 40-300 people with diverse background disciplines. Technically savvy with the ability to quickly learn new tools and applications and to delivery trainings in a clear, concise and highly-comprehensive manner. Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects through completion under strict deadlines.


15+ Years of Experience Delivering Science Communications for Large, Complex Programs in Consulting Environments

Consultative, strategic leader proven in enabling seamless dissemination of relevant scientific knowledge to internal and external audiences. Training and development specialist skilled in spearheading tactical learning opportunities to drive clarity and collaboration around complex concepts. Responsive facilitator skilled in cross-team partnerships across scientific and communications teams. Passionate, curious approach to multifaceted scientific topics, specifically in neuroscience, opioid- mediated mechanisms and medical device-mediated cell proliferation and pain relief.

Areas of expertise:

  • Application Science

  • Learning & Development

  • Technology Implementation

  • Consultative Leadership

  • Client Relationship Building

  • Workshop & Collateral Development

  • Team Training & Leadership

  • Executive-Level Presentations

  • Scientific Writing & Editing


APPLICATION SCIENTIST, 2010 – Aug 2017 | Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, WA

Orchestrated full cycle user training and outreach efforts for the world’s largest brain atlas database, the Allen Brain Atlas. Conceptualized, created, and deployed live training to global audiences of varying technical and non-technical backgrounds. Executed scientific writing and research to support data and informatics tools.

  • Designed and delivered 200+ global on-site workshops.

  • Drove training delivery excellence by creating robust feedback mechanisms and suite of standalone learning applications, including webinars, video tutorials, and hands-on workshop lectures.

REGISTRATION FULFILLMENT PROGRAM MANAGER, 2007 – 2010 | Landmark Worldwide, Seattle, WA

Oversaw operational lifecycle and project processes for full suite of 22 programs per year. Recruited, trained, and led teams of up to 30 volunteer personnel. Created and disseminated key fulfillment collateral in line with company policies and training standards. Built positive relationships with program participants through responsive communications and issue resolution.

  • Enhanced program participant knowledge via professional, consistent coaching.

  • Served as key point of contact throughout all phases of the registration fulfillment process.

SCIENTIFIC EDITOR, 2005 – 2006 | LifeSpan BioSciences, Seattle, WA

Collaborated with physicians, technicians and imagers to generate factual, accurate histological reports. Worked across various teams, including pathology, laboratory, and IT to ensure timely and precise publication of service and/or subscription reports.

  • Subject matter expert in scientific and grammatical integrity.

  • Expertly leveraged and navigated complex proprietary publishing software.

SENIOR FELLOW, 2002 – 2004 | University of Washington, Department of Pharmacology, Seattle, WA

Executed design, experimentation, presentation, and publication of content focused on defining biochemical mechanisms behind opioid receptor-related behaviors. Trained and directed undergraduate and graduate students in experimental design, implementation, and documentation.

• Drove 100% health and safety compliance for use of radioactive compounds in laboratory.

• Funded through NIH Individual NRSA award.

Additional experience included roles as Freelance Science Writer for various organizations, Research Scientist at Regenesis Biomedical Inc., and Research Assistant / Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center



Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
Bachelor of Science, Physics, Environmental Science minor, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM


Mentor, Washington Skills that Shine, 2016 – 2017

Science Communication Fellow, Pacific Science Center Science 2013 – 2016

Organizer and Founder, Seattle Science Café, Science on Tap 2004 – 2007

Soprano, St. James Cathedral Choir, Seattle, WA 2005 – 2019