Editors for Genetics and Genomics

We aim to publish significant research in areas including the genetic basis of health and disease, comparative and functional genomics, epigenetics, genomics, medical genetics, genetic epidemiology, and population genetics. We welcome studies in all areas of human genetics as well as those that use cellular and animal models to explore traits of broad relevance to health and disease. We are particularly keen to see studies that use human genetics to drive risk variant discovery, and/or apply such information to provide further mechanistic insights into disease biology, to dissect the genetic architecture of disease, to explore the impact of modifiable risk factors, and/or to support translational advances. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Naama Barkai

    Naama Barkai

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Naama Barkai is a systems and computational biologist interested in how bio-molecular circuits are designed. She joined the Weizmann Institute in 1999, following a post-doc (Princeton) and graduate studies (Hebrew University) in physics. She is currently chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics, and the head of the Azrieli and Kahan Centers for Systems Biology at the Weizmann Institute. In 2013, Barkai was elected to a Vallee Foundation Visiting Professorship and awarded the Abisch Frankel prize.

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    systems biology
    modeling
    functional genomics
    yeast genetics
    morphogen gradients
    Competing interests statement
    Naama Barkai's main funding sources are from the European Research Council (ERC), the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Minerva, and the Bi-national Science Foundation (BSF). Barkai also serves on the editorial board of Development.
  2. Kathryn Cheah

    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

    Kathryn Cheah is a developmental geneticist and Jimmy & Emily Tang Professor in Molecular Genetics and Chair Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Hong Kong. She received her BSc Hons degree in Biology from the University of London and PhD in Molecular Biology from Cambridge University, U.K. After postdoctoral training at the University of Manchester and Imperial Cancer Research Fund in the UK, she joined the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on using functional genomics and mouse models to understand gene function and regulation, the associated gene regulatory networks and mechanisms of disease, with a focus on skeletal and inner ear development, congenital and common skeletal disorders. Notable contributions are the identification of SOX2 as essential for prosensory development in the inner ear, SOX9 as a key regulator of COL2A1 and the cartilage gene regulatory network, a lineage continuum for cartilage and bone cells and a causative mechanistic link between endoplasmic reticulum stress and skeletal disorders. She is an elected Fellow of the Global Science Academy, The World Academy Sciences (TWAS).

    She was the founding President of the Hong Kong Society for Developmental Biology and the Hong Kong representative for the Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network and the International Society of Developmental Biology (2004-2013), elected President of the International Society for Matrix Biology (2006-2008), Senior External Fellow of the University of Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (2011-2012) and elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Differentiation (2012-2018).

    She brings editorial expertise to eLife having previously served as Associate Editor for Genesis, guest Associate Editor for PLOS Genetics, Asian Editor for Development Growth & Differentiation (2015-2016), editorial board member of Matrix Biology, BioEssays, Annual Reviews of Genomics & Human Genetics, and as Reviewing Editor of eLife.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    gene regulation and development
    inherited and degenerative skeletal disorder
    inner ear
    matrix biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Kathryn Cheah receives research funding from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Hong Kong Health and Medical Research Fund. She is serving as a member of Hong Kong’s University Grants Council Biology Panel for the Research Assessment Exercise 2020. She currently also serves on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports, Genesis and Journal of Orthopaedic Research. She is also serving on the Hong Kong Advisory Board of the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) and the GRC Conference Evaluation Committee.
  3. Mike Eisen

    Michael B Eisen

    HHMI, University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Michael Eisen majored in math as an undergraduate at Harvard, exploiting the department’s lack of interest in what students did outside of the field to pursue his true love of ecology and evolutionary biology. Trying to unite his quantitative side with his interest in biology, he entered the Harvard Graduate Program in Biophysics, completing his PhD with Don Wiley, using X-ray crystallography to study the evolution of influenza virus proteins.

    After a stint as the play-by-play voice of the Columbia (Tennessee) Mules Professional Baseball Club, he joined the labs of Pat Brown and David Botstein at Stanford at the dawn of the era of functional genomics, where he played multiple roles in the development of DNA microarrays as a tool for studying biology. His most notable contribution was a 1998 paper showing how clustering methods can reveal underlying biological structure in genomic data that helped to establish many analytical paradigms in genomics.

    He began his independent career at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, before moving to the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. In addition to the main focus of his lab – using experimental, computational and evolutionary methods to study spatial patterns of gene regulation in the early Drosophila embryo – he has a longstanding interest in understanding the molecular basis for the varied microorganisms that have evolved to manipulate animal behavior.

    Outside of the lab, he has been a fervent and occasionally strident advocate for opening up the system of scholarly publishing, founding, along with Brown and Harold Varmus, the Public Library of Science (PLOS). More recently he has dabbled in politics and serves as an advisor to Impossible Foods, a company Brown started to create plant-based meats to end the planetary scourge of animal farming.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    development
    genomics
    embryogenesis
    computational biology
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    Competing interests statement
    Impossible Foods: I am an advisor to Impossible Foods, a company founded by my former postdoctoral advisor Patrick Brown, to develop plant-based alternatives to foods derived from animal projects. I got involved in the company because animal farming has a massively negative effect on the planet, and because I believe we can reduce this negative impact by offering consumers products that satisfy their desire for meat, cheese and other dairy products that have less of an impact on the environment. I spend time on the company because I believe deeply in its mission, but I also receive a small stipend for my work and own equity. 23andMe: I used to serve on the Scientific Advisory Board of 23andMe, a company that provides consumers with information on their DNA through genotyping and through a website that offers information on ancestry and ties the unique collection of DNA variants they contain to the emerging scientific literature on the effect of these mutation. I do not hold any equity in the company, but I support their mission and my long affiliation with them may constitute a conflict of interest. Public Library of Science: For 20 years I have been a public advocate for reforming the way scientists communicate, and much of my work in this domain focused on the Public Library of Science, a non-profit publisher of open-access scientific and medical journals on whose board of directors I served from 2002–18. My work for PLOS was strictly on a volunteer basis: at no point did I receive any compensation from the company for my role. Despite having no financial interest in PLOS, I have put a huge amount of blood, sweat and tears into the company. I believe fervently in its mission and have an obvious personal stake in its success, even though I am no longer affiliated with them. Science funding: As a working scientist who has received grants from a variety of government funding agencies, I have a professional interest in promoting science funding and in influencing the way research funds are distributed. Anyone who follows me knows that I speak my mind freely on the NIH and other funding agencies and their problems, but I will admit that I used to pull my punches occasionally for fear that it would influence my prospects of funding. I currently receive virtually all of my lab’s funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and thus I clearly have a professional conflict when talking about HHMI. Institutional: I work at the University of California, Berkeley, and have an institutional conflict of interest on anything dealing with UCB, with the University of California writ large, educational funding in California, and, arguably, public higher education policy at the national and state level. I also have a conflict of interest when talking about areas where UC, UCB or my department (Molecular and Cell Biology) have a financial interest, especially on patents. This is currently most relevant in regards to the patent interference case being contested by Berkeley, MIT and others over CRISPR technology. (Modified from “My Conflicts of Interest” at michaeleisen.org/blog.)
  4. Matt Kaeberlein

    University of Washington, United States

    Dr Matt Kaeberlein is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, with Adjunct appointments in Genome Sciences and Oral Health Sciences. Dr Kaeberlein’s research interests are focused on biological mechanisms of aging in order to facilitate translational interventions that promote healthspan and improve quality of life. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and has been recognized by several prestigious awards including young investigator awards from the Ellison Medical Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Start in Aging Research Award, the Murdock Trust Award, and the NIA Nathan W. Shock Award. Dr Kaeberlein has been awarded Fellow status with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Aging Association (AGE), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Dr Kaeberlein is currently the CEO of the American Aging Association and has served on the Board of Directors for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), AGE, and GSA. Dr Kaeberlein is the founding Director of the University of Washington (UW) Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, the Director of the UW Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, Director of the UW Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program, and founder and co-Director of the Dog Aging Project.

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    aging
    longevity
    mitochondria
    proteostasis
    neurodegeneration
    inflammation
    senescence
    geroscience
    Experimental organism
    yeast
    C. elegans
    mouse
    dog
    Competing interests statement
    Dr Kaeberlein receives funding from the NIH (NIA and NINDS) and NSF. He is the Editor-in-chief of Translational Medicine of Aging and an editorial board member at Science, GeroScience, Aging Research Reviews, and BioEssays.
  5. Y M Dennis Lo

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

    Dennis Lo is the Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his BA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge and his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Oxford. He discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma in 1997. He has since translated this finding into a platform for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). He has also made concurrent discoveries and inventions in the liquid biopsies of cancer. In recognition of his work, he has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences and a founding member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences. He is a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2021).

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    molecular diagnostics
    prenatal diagnosis
    biomarkers in oncology
    clinical genomics
    noninvasive prenatal testing
    cancer screening with liquid biopsy
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Research funding from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Innovation and Technology Commission and Li Ka Shing Foundation. Trustee of the Croucher Foundation. Commercial relationships including licensing, equity or consultancy: Grail, Illumina, Sequenom, Xcelom, DRA, Take2 and Decheng Capital. Associate editorship of journals: Clinical Chemistry, npj Genomic Medicine. Memberships of journal editorial boards: Journal of Pathology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Journal of Genomes and Exomes, Disease Markers and Marrow.
  6. George H Perry

    Pennsylvania State University, United States

    George Perry received his PhD in 2008 from Arizona State University, and did postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago. In 2011, he began a faculty position at Penn State University, where he is now Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology, Chair of the Bioinformatics and Genomics Graduate Degree Program, and member of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. His research interests focus on human evolution, evolutionary ecology, and evolutionary medicine, and how human behavior and biology have affected non-human evolutionary biology. Research methods and theory from anthropology, evolutionary biology, parasitology, and population, comparative, functional, and paleo (ancient DNA) genomics are integrated in this work. He has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, among others.

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Ecology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    human evolution
    evolutionary ecology
    evolutionary biology
    population genomics
    comparative genomics
    functional genomics
    paleogenomics
    Experimental organism
    human
    primates
    parasites
    Competing interests statement
    George Perry has received research support from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and L.S.B. Leakey Foundation. He is currently an Associate Editor of Evolutionary Anthropology.
  7. Molly Przeworski

    Columbia University, United States

    Molly Przeworski received a BA in Mathematics from Princeton University and a PhD from the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago. Her postdoc was in the Statistics Department of the University of Oxford, and was followed by a two-year stint as a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Before moving to Columbia University, she was a faculty member at the University of Chicago as well as, briefly, at Brown University. Her research interests are in understanding the genetic and evolutionary processes that give rise to variation within and between species, and focus on non-model vertebrate species, notably humans.

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    population genetics
    human genetics
    evolutionary biology
    meiotic recombination
    mutation
    natural selection
    genome-wide association studies
    Experimental organism
    human
    non-model organisms
    Competing interests statement
    Molly Przeworski's research is currently funded by the NIH and the Agouron Foundation. Dr Przeworski is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and as such an editor for PNAS.
  8. Dominique Soldati-Favre

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Dr Dominique Soldati-Favre studied biochemistry and earned her PhD degree in molecular biology from the University of Zürich (Switzerland) in 1990. She then conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1995 she was appointed assistant professor at the Center for Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). In 2001 she moved to Imperial College London (United Kingdom) and became Reader. Since 2004, she is professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.

    Her laboratory is studying obligate intracellular parasitism using Toxoplasma gondii and is also increasingly engaged in malaria research. The main line of research focuses on the cell biology underlying how these pernicious pathogens glide into mammalian cells. Her group is also aiming at defining the metabolic needs and capabilities of the parasites as well as how they subvert host cellular functions in particular to access nutrients.

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    parasitology
    organelle biogenesis
    protein trafficking
    metabolism
    host pathogen interaction
    signalling
    Experimental organism
    T. gondii
    apicomplexans
    kinetoplastids
    Competing interests statement
    Dominique Soldati-Favre currently receives funding from the European Research Council and from the Swiss National Science Foundation. She is editor for Parasitology at Molecular Microbiology and she is on the editorial boards of PLOS Pathogens, Traffic and mBio.
  9. Jessica Tyler

    Weill Cornell Medicine, United States

    Jessica Tyler is a Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, where she heads the Laboratory of Epigenetics and Genome Integrity. Her research currently focuses on the regulation of DNA double strand break repair by chromatin structure and vice versa, as well as mechanisms of aging. During her postdoctoral studies with Dr. James Kadonaga at the University of California, San Diego, she identified the key chromatin assembly factors Anti-silencing Function 1 (Asf1) and characterized Chromatin Assembly Factor 1 (CAF-1) from Drosophila. Dr. Tyler’s earlier work revealed that chromatin assembly and disassembly not only regulates S phase events, but also gene expression and the DNA damage response. Dr. Tyler was a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar and was awarded the Tenovus Medal and the Charlotte Friend Woman in Cancer Research Award from the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR).

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    epigenetic regulation
    chromatin
    genome instability
    aging
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    mammalian cells
    Competing interests statement
    Previous funding has come from March of Dimes, Susan Komen, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, NIH, The Emerson Collective, The STARR foundation and CPRIT. Jessica Tyler serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbial Cell, and Chromatin and Epigenetics.
  10. Detlef Weigel

    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

    Detlef Weigel received his PhD in 1988 from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. After postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the faculty of the Salk Institute in 1993. Since 2002, he has been director of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. His current research interests focus on natural genetic variation and evolutionary genomics of plants. Examples of recent important projects are the 1001 Genomes project for Arabidopsis thaliana, and the systematic dissection of deleterious epistasis between Arabidopsis strains due to autoimmunity. Among the awards he has received are the Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the Otto Bayer Award. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Royal Society.

    Expertise
    Plant Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    plants
    genomics
    evolution
    genetic variation
    evolutionary genomics
    adaptation
    microbiome
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
    Competing interests statement
    Detlef Weigel has received funding from the Max Planck Society, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Foundation of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German Ministry for Education and Research, the European Commission, the Human Frontiers Science Program Organization, and several US Federal agencies. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology and Genome Biology. He is Chair of EMBO Council, and is serving or has recently served on the Advisory Boards of the Epigenomics of Plants International Consortium, Bayer Crop Science, The Arabidopsis Information Resource, Flanders Institute of Biotechnology, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, and the Sainsbury Laboratory. He is a co-founder of Computomics and CeMet.
  11. Patricia Wittkopp

    University of Michigan, United States

    Patricia Wittkopp received a BS from the University of Michigan, a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and did postdoctoral work at Cornell University. In 2005, she began a faculty position at the University of Michigan, where she is now an Arthur F Thurnau Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, and LSA Honors Program. Her research investigates the genetic basis of phenotypic evolution, with an emphasis on the evolution of gene expression. Molecular and developmental biology, population and quantitative genetics, genomics and bioinformatics are integrated in this work. She was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow, an Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a March of Dimes Starter Scholar Award, the Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award from the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    genetics
    development
    evolution
    gene expression
    population genetics
    quantitative genetics
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    S. cerevisiae
    Competing interests statement
    Patricia Wittkopp has received research support from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, March of Dimes, Alfred P Sloan Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is currently an Associate Editor of Molecular Biology and Evolution and GENETICS, and serves on the Advisory Editorial Board of Trends in Genetics.
  12. Huda Zoghbi

    Huda Zoghbi

    Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, United States, United States

    Huda Zoghbi is Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She is also an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on understanding normal brain development and on elucidating the pathogenesis of several neurological disorders including the autism spectrum disorder, Rett syndrome, and late-onset neurodegenerative diseases.

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    neurobiology of disease
    neurodegeneration
    autism
    ataxia
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Huda Zoghbi is actively receiving funds from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, Rett Syndrome Research Trust, International Rett syndrome Foundation (and she is a member of advisory panels for all four organizations), Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital. She is Editor-in-chief of Annual Reviews of Neuroscience and a member of the editorial team of Cell and Neuron. She is immediate past President of the McKnight Neuroscience Fund and a member of the following Scientific Advisory Panels: Shaw Prize Jury, Breakthrough Prize Jury, and Vilcek Prize Jury; and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Denali Therapeutics and The Column Group. She is also a member of Regeneron’s Board.

Reviewing editors

  1. Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell

    University of Colorado, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bone biology
    genetics
    musculoskeletal
    aging
  2. Richard Amasino

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Plant Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    plant development and epigenetics
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
    B. distachyon
  3. Nicholas Banovich

    Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    single cell biology
    CAR T cell therapy
    gene regulation
    pulmonary fibrosis
    quantitative trait loci
  4. Rebecca Bart

    The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, United States

    Expertise
    Plant Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    host-pathogen-environment interactions
    non-model organisms
    cassava
    Xanthomonas
    genetics
    genomics
  5. Hugo J Bellen

    Baylor College of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    neurobiology
    human neurological disease
    Alzheimer's disease
    Parkinson's disease
    diagnosis of human genetic diseases
    fly technology
    CRIMIC
    MiMIC
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    mouse
  6. Déborah Bourc'his

    Institut Curie, France

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    epigenetics
    chromatin
    DNA methylation
    transposable elements
    RNA methylation
    germline
    mouse development
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  7. Jan E Carette

    Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    virology
    virus-host interactions
    AAV gene therapy
    virus entry
    viral pathogenesis
    picornaviruses
    flaviviruses
  8. Jean-Laurent Casanova

    The Rockefeller University, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    human genetics
    immunology
    infectious diseases
    primary immunodeficiency
    inborn errors of immunity
    Experimental organism
    human
  9. Vincent Castric

    Université de Lille, France

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    evolutionary genomics
    population genetics
    small regulatory RNAs
    mating systems
    transposable elements
    gene regulatory networks
    self-incompatibility
    receptor-ligand interaction
    Experimental organism
    Arabidopsis
  10. Nyasha Chambwe

    St Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    computational biology
    cancer genomics
    population genomics
    data analysis
    Experimental organism
    human
  11. Howard Y Chang

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    cancer
    immunotherapy
    RNA
    genomics
    epigenomics
    dermatology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  12. Sara Cherry

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    virology
    microbiology
    innate immunity
    genetics
    genomics
    emerging pathogens
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  13. Irene E Chiolo

    University of Southern California, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    DNA repair
    double strand break repair
    DNA recombination
    chromosome dynamics
    nuclear architecture
    nuclear dynamics
    nuclear actin filaments
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    mouse
  14. L Stirling Churchman

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    transcription elongation
    splicing
    mitochondrial gene regulation
    translation
    mammalian tissue culture
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  15. Graham Coop

    University of California, Davis, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    population genetics
  16. Vaughn S Cooper

    University of Pittsburgh, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    experimental evolution
    antimicrobial resistance
    biofilms
    education
    adaptation
    cancer
    Experimental organism
    Pseudomonas
    E. coli
    Burkholderia
    Acinetobacter
  17. Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo

    Université Paris-Diderot CNRS, France

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    genotype-phenotype
    evolutionary genetics
    morphological evolution
    physiological evolution
    gene drive
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  18. Weiwei Dang

    Baylor College of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    aging
    epigenetics
    histone modifications
    chromatin
    chromatin remodeling
    yeast
    yeast aging
    stem cell aging
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    C. elegans
    mouse
    human
  19. Jeremy Day

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    CRISPR/Cas
    gene regulation
    genomic enhancers
    long non-coding RNAs
    drug addiction
    dopamine
    reward
  20. Jeremy J Day

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    genetics
    epigenetics
    addiction
    learning
    memory
    reward
    dopamine
    Experimental organism
    rat
    mouse
    cell lines
  21. Job Dekker

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    chromosome folding
    mitosis
    chromatin
    gene regulation
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    yeast
    dinoflagellates
  22. Samuel L Díaz-Muñoz

    University of California, Davis, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    social evolution
    reassortment
    experimental evolution
    genomics
    sex
    environmental microbiology
    behavior
  23. Dieter Ebert

    University of Basel, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    coevolution
    experimental evolution
    host-parasite interactions
    population genetics
    balancing selection
    evolution
    biogeography
    Experimental organism
    Daphnia
  24. Eduardo Eyras

    Australian National University, Australia

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Cancer Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    transcriptomics
    long-read sequencing technologies
    RNA splicing
    alternative splicing
    nanopore
  25. Jonathan Flint

    University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    genetics
    genomics
    psychiatric disorders
  26. Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis

    Attikon University Hospital, Greece

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    sepsis
    hidradenitis suppurativa
    pathogenesis of infection
    biomarkers
  27. Thomas Gingeras

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    genomics
    gene expression
    regulatory networks
    chromosomal modification
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
    mouse
  28. David Ginsburg

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    hemostasis
    thrombosis
    human genetics
    mouse genetics
    endothelial cells
    cargo receptor
    secretion
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    zebrafish
  29. Rosalyn Gloag

    University of Sidney, Australia

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Ecology
    Research focus
    invasive species
    population genetics
    brood parasitism
    social parasitism
    eusociality
    Experimental organism
    birds
    bees
  30. Jan Gruber

    Yale-NUS College, Singapore

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    aging
    molecular mechanisms of aging
    mitochondria
    damage
  31. Sara Hägg

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    aging
    gerontology
    biomarkers of aging
    biological age
    molecular epidemiology
    Experimental organism
    human
  32. William C Hahn

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer
    transformation
    functional genomics
    RAS
    YAP1
    Experimental organism
    human
  33. Iqbal Hamza

    University of Maryland, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    metals
    anemia
    iron
    heme
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    C. elegans
    parasites
  34. Jing-Dong Jackie Han

    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    genomics
    functional genomics
    disease-related networks
    genetic networks
    aging
  35. Kathryn Paige Harden

    University of Texas at Austin, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    genome-wide association studies
    polygenic scores
    developmental psychology
    clinical psychology
    education
    behavioral genetics
  36. Richard P Harvey

    The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiovascular
    stem cells
    developmental biology
    tissue regeneration
    fibrosis
    single cell biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    zebrafish
  37. Karmella Haynes

    Emory University, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    synthetic biology
    gene expression
    chromatin
    epigenetics
    cancer epigenetics
    histones
    transcriptome
    epigenome
  38. P Robin Hiesinger

    Institute for Biology Free University Berlin, Germany

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    brain development
    synapse
    neurogenetics
    membrane trafficking
    Drosophila
    neurodegeneration
    computational modelling
    live-cell imaging
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    organoids
  39. Gaspar Jekely

    University of Exeter, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neural circuit bases of behaviour
    neuromodulators
    circuit activity
    Experimental organism
    P. dumerilii
    C. teleta
  40. Koichi Kawakami

    National Institute of Genetics, Japan

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    organogenesis
    disease models
    biotechnology
    optogenetics
    transposable elements
    behavior
    brain function
    neural circuits
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  41. Megan C King

    Yale School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    nuclear envelope
    nuclear lamins
    LINC complex
    nuclear mechanics
    DNA repair
    genome organisation
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  42. Daniel J Kliebenstein

    University of California, Davis, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    genetics
    genomics
    transcriptomics
    metabolomics
    pathogen
    plant metabolism
    fitness
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
    B. cinerea
    eudicots
  43. Genevieve Konopka

    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Genetics and Genomics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    comparative genomics
    autism
    schizophrenia
    neurogenomics
    cognition
    language
    molecular neuroscience
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  44. Benoît Kornmann

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    membrane contact sites
    mitochondria
    membrane dynamics
    membrane trafficking
    phospholipids
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  45. Shigehiro Kuraku

    RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Japan

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    molecular evolution
    gene family evolution
    developmental roles of duplicated genes
    early vertebrate genome evolution
    Experimental organism
    reptiles
    cyclostomes
    chondrichthyans
  46. Ashish Lal

    National Institutes of Health, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    RNA biology
    lncRNAs
    microRNAs
    gene regulation
    cancer biology
    p53
    Experimental organism
    human
  47. Christian R Landry

    Universite Laval, Canada

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    systems biology
    evolution
    genomics
    synthetic biology
    microbiology
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    D. melanogaster
  48. Scott F Leiser

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    aging
    longevity
    hypoxia
    geroscience
    proteostasis
    stress response
    flavin-containing monooxygenase
    healthspan
  49. Mia T Levine

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    evolution
    conflict
    heterochromatin
    telomere
    phylogenomics
    paternal chromatin
    epigenetics
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  50. Ruth Loos

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    genetic epidemiology
    obesity
    prediction
    gene discovery
    precision medicine
    Experimental organism
    human
  51. Sebastian Lourido

    Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    calcium signaling
    host-pathogen interactions
    genetic screening
    protein kinases
    genomics
    quantitative proteomics
    Apicomplexan parasites
    Experimental organism
    T. gondii
    P. falciparum
  52. Merritt Maduke

    Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    ion channels
    transporters
    structure function
    electrophysiology
    ultrasound neuromodulation
    pharmacology
    membrane proteins
    structural dynamics
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    rat
    mouse
  53. Jean-Christophe Marine

    Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, Belgium

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    mouse genetics
    molecular oncology
    cancer genomics
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  54. Adèle L Marston

    University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    meiosis
    mitosis
    cohesin
    kinetochores
    pericentromeres
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    S. pombe
    human oocyte
  55. Sheila McCormick

    University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Plant Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    pollen
    receptor tyrosine kinases
    plant gametophyte development
    plant reproductive development
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
    tomato
    maize
  56. Philipp W Messer

    Cornell University, United States

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    evolutionary biology
    population genetics
  57. Subburaman Mohan

    Loma Linda University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bone biology
    endochondral bone formation
    insulin-like growth factors
    osteoporosis
    osteoarthritis
    skeletal development
    Experimental organism
    human
  58. Alan Moses

    University of Toronto, Canada

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    data analysis
    bioinformatics
    molecular evolution
    intrinsically disordered proteins
    signaling pathways
    regulatory networks
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  59. Goutham Narla

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    cancer therapeutics
    cancer genetics
    small molecule drug development
    protein phosphatase
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  60. Sacha B Nelson

    Brandeis University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    cell types
    neural plasticity
    neocortex
    synaptic physiology
    autism spectrum disorders
    epilepsy
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    other mammals
  61. Magnus Nordborg

    Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Plant Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    adaptation
    population genetics
    evolutionary genetics
    genetics
    genomics
    genome-wide association studies
    epigenetics
    Experimental organism
    Arabidopsis
  62. Stephen Parker

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    diabetes
    disease susceptibility
    functional genomics
    comparative genomics
    population genomics
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    rat
  63. Chris Ponting

    University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    functional genomics
    population genetics
    long non-coding RNAs
    computational genomics
    evolutionary genomics
  64. Mani Ramaswami

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    RNA granules
    RNA binding proteins
    neuronal translational control
    ALS models
    inhibitory plasticity and memory
    behavioral circuits
    habituation
    modulation of behaviour
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  65. Margaret S Robinson

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    membrane traffic
    coated vesicles
    cell biology
    endocytosis
    endosomes
    golgi
    clathrin
    Experimental organism
    human
    mammalian cells
  66. Daniela Robles-Espinoza

    International Laboratory for Human Genome Research, Mexico

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    melanoma
    bioinformatics
    telomeres
    acral lentiginous melanoma
    sequencing
  67. Jiwon Shim

    Hanyang University, South Korea

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    hematopoiesis
    innate immunity
    hemocyte
    development
    signaling
    inter-organ communication
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  68. Wenying Shou

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    quantitative biology
    mathematical biology
    evolutionary biology
    synthetic biology
    molecular genetics
    evolution of cooperation
    computer simulations
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  69. Jonathan P Staley

    University of Chicago, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    splicing
    spliceosome
    intron
    exon
    splice site
    co-transcriptional
    Experimental organism
    budding yeast
    mammalian cell culture
  70. Owen Tamplin

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    hematopoeitic stem cells
    microenvironment
    zebrafish
    blood development
  71. Rudolph E Tanzi

    Harvard University, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    Alzheimer's disease
    genetics
    neurodegenerative disease
    amyloid
    neuroinflammation
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    brain organoids
  72. Kristin Tessmar-Raible

    University of Vienna, Austria

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    chronobiology
    marine
    photobiology
    rhythms
    clocks
    physiology
    Experimental organism
    platynereis
    clunio
    danio
    medakafish
    oryzias
  73. Jenny Tung

    Duke University, United States

    Expertise
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    social behaviour
    evolutionary ecology
    evolutionary functional genomics
    hybridization
    Experimental organism
    primates
  74. Dario Riccardo Valenzano

    Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    biology of aging
    microbiome
    killifish
    neutral evolution
    mutation load
    comparative genomics
    immunosenescence
  75. Kevin Verstrepen

    VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, Belgium

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    yeast
    aroma
    fermentation
    genomics
    molecular evolution
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  76. Joseph T Wade

    Wadsworth Center, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    bacterial gene regulation
    bacterial CRISPR systems
    bacterial regulatory RNA
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    S. typhimurium
    M. tuberculosis
  77. Eric J Wagner

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    RNA biology
    transcription
    RNA processing
    gene expression
  78. Oliver Weichenrieder

    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    retrotransposition
    regulatory mRNA
    x-ray crystallography
    structural biology
  79. Raymund Wellinger

    Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    chromosome biology
    DNA replication
    telomeres
    telomerase
    yeast cell biology
    Experimental organism
    yeast
    mouse
  80. Jian Xu

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    hematopoiesis
    erythropoiesis
    myeloid leukemia
    epigenetics
    transcription regulation
    enhancer
    metabolism
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  81. Hao Yu

    National University of Singapore & Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    functional genomics
    plant reproductive development
    phytohormone signalling
    Experimental organism
    rice
    orchid
    A. thaliana
  82. María Mercedes Zambrano

    CorpoGen, Colombia

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    environmental microbiology
    microbial communities
    biodiversity
    microbiome
    antimicrobial resistance
    extreme environments
  83. Daniel Zilberman

    John Innes Centre, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    DNA methylation
    chromatin
    epigenetics
    epigenomics
    evolution
    Experimental organism
    rice
    A. thaliana