Mary O'Reilly, Ph.D.

Mary O'Reilly, Ph.D.

Education and Experience

Owner, O'Reilly Science Art, 2010-present

Specialized Certificate in Digital Design, University of California, San Diego Extension

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA  2010-2013

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA

B.S. in Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN



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If you are interested in how I ended up here you can click here to read about my career path in C&E News.

My multidisciplinary background in chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology has given me the tools to independently explore creative solutions for communicating science in these fields. That said, I also know when to just listen. Whether you already have an idea or you are looking for new ways to share your science with others through eye-catching visuals, I am looking forward to working with you. I take a very collaborative approach, keeping you involved from sketches to the final draft to ensure the highest degree of scientific accuracy and your satisfaction. Pricing depends on how long a project takes, so as soon as I have an idea of what you have in mind I will give you an estimate and we will go from there. Just send me an e-mail at to get a conversation started. I live and work in the Boston area but work with clients from around the world.


Past and present clients

Biotech and Biomedical Research Institutes

  • eFFECTOR Pharmaceuticals

  • Stemgent, Inc.

  • Minerva Biotechnologies

  • Cell Guidance Systems, Ltd.

  • CTK Biotech

  • La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

  • Salgomed, Inc.

  • Stemcentrx

  • Synthorx

  • aTyr Pharma

  • National Research Council Canada

  • Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research


  • W.H. Freeman & Company

  • Rockefeller University Press (Journal of General Physiology)

  • Taylor & Francis Group

Principal Investigators from 

  • Boston College

  • Brandeis University

  • Duke University

  • Emory University Medical School

  • ETH Zurich

  • Freie Universitat-Berlin

  • Harvard Medical School

  • Iowa State University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • McGill University

  • Oregon Health and Sciences Institute

  • Purdue University

  • Stanford University

  • The Scripps Research Institute

  • Tufts Medical Center

  • University of Alberta

  • University of California-Berkeley

  • University of California-San Diego

  • University of Colorado-Boulder

  • University of Illinois-Chicago

  • Univerisity of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

  • University of Iowa

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • University of Michigan

  • Univerisity of San Diego

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Wellesley College

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute