Lori Martell is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy and the senior director of medical writing for a Seattle-area immuno-oncology biotechnology company. Martell began her research career in neurotransmitter-mediated cell signaling at The University of Michigan Medical School, and after completing a doctorate in pharmacology she collaborated with Neurosurgery colleagues to establish a Brain Tumor Research Laboratory. She has worked for over 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry for both start-up and large global pharmaceutical companies supporting regulatory and clinical document development for novel therapies in oncology.