Sheryl P. Denker (ORCID: 0000-0001-7318-5892) is Communications Editor at PLOS. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (focus in Cell Biology and Pharmacology) from University of California, San Diego and previously had roles as Media Science Advisor and Writer for Burrill & Company (a life sciences venture capital firm), Sr. Program Advisor at BayBio (now CLSA.org) and Assistant Research Cell Biologist and postdoctoral research fellow at University of California, San Francisco. She was also an intern at PLOS in the early days of PLOS Biology.
0000-0001-7318-5892Since 2008 in Europe and 2009 in the US, the last day of February is marked as Rare Disease Day. In less than 10 years, Rare Disease Day (and #RareDiseaseDay) has grown from a centralized