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Dr. Anne Simon, Ph.D. was the science advisor of the American TV series The X-Files. She has written a book about this subject, The Real Science Behind the X-Files: Microbes, Meteorites and Mutants (ISBN 0-684-85618-2).
Her primary research is on virus replication and symptom expression using the model virus, Turnip crinkle virus. She is a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Simon also heads the Virology Program at UMd, and is a senior editor of Journal of Virology.