Editors for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

We aim to publish conceptually important advances in all areas of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, including the discovery of new mechanisms that regulate stem cell function, organogenesis, and tissue regeneration. We are also interested in clinical trials or other clinical observations that reveal new approaches to therapy or important new biological insights. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Utpal Banerjee

    University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Utpal Banerjee is the Irving and Jean Stone Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine. He also serves as Co-Director of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center and as Director of the UCLA Interdepartmental Minor in Biomedical Research. He is a member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and is affiliated with the Brain Research Institute and the Neuroscience Graduate Program.

    Banerjee’s laboratory has worked on several oncogenic and metabolic signals that are important in development and disease. The lab studies the effects of systemic signals on the maintenance of blood progenitors in Drosophila, and the role of metabolic pathways in the control of proliferation and differentiation in the preimplantation mouse embryo.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    haematopoiesis
    cancer biology
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    mouse
  2. Marianne E Bronner

    Marianne E Bronner

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Marianne Bronner is a developmental biologist with a long-standing interest in specification, migration and differentiation of neural crest stem cells. Using a pan-vertebrate approach, her lab has been systematically studying the gene regulatory network responsible for neural crest formation and evolutionary origin. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Marianne’s family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian revolution when she was a small child. She received her ScB in Biophysics from Brown University and then a PhD in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. She assumed her first faculty position at the University of California, Irvine, before moving to Caltech in 1996. Marianne received the Conklin Medal from The Society for Developmental Biology in 2013, the Women in Cell Biology Senior Award from the American Society for Cell Biology in 2012, as well as several teaching awards from her institution. She was elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2015.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    neural crest
    peripheral nervous system
    placodes
    developmental neurobiology
    vertebrate development biology
    cell lineage
    cell migration
    vertebrate evolution
    Experimental organism
    chick
    lamprey
    zebrafish
    Xenopus
    Competing interests statement
    Marianne Bronner is employed by the California Institute of Technology and receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health. She is on the board of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, and member of several other societies (e.g., Society for Developmental Biology, the American Society for Cell Biology, Society for Neuroscience, International Society for Differentiation). In addition to being a Senior Editor for eLife, she is Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Biology and serves actively as monitoring editor of Journal of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology of the Cell, PLOS Biology and PNAS. She is presently on the boards of the Sontag Foundation and Curci Foundation as well as the Conference Evaluation Committee of the Gordon Research Conferences.
  3. Edward Morrisey

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Edward E Morrisey, PhD is the Robinette Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Morrisey received his BS degree from the University of Illinois and his PhD from Northwestern University. He is the founding Director of the Penn-CHOP Lung Biology Institute (LBI), an organization dedicated to identifying new therapeutic approaches to alleviate pulmonary disease by supporting research that spans basic discovery through translational application. The Morrisey Lab has identified many of the key cell lineages and molecular pathways that are critical for development and regeneration of the mouse and human lungs. Findings from his lab have been leveraged to generate human lung epithelial cells from pluripotent stem cells. The overall goals of his lab are to better understand how the lung responds to injury, whether pathways important for lung development are reactivated or suppressed after injury, and use this knowledge to identify ways to promote proper repair and regeneration of the respiratory system.

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    lung development
    cardiac development
    vascular development
    regulation of gene transcription
    wnt signaling
    GATA
    forkhead
    Competing interests statement
    Dr Morrisey has been an editor for several scientific journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation and eLife. He has been or currently is a principal investigator on several NIH and privately supported research consortia related to stem cell and regenerative biology, including the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium, the Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium, the NextGen Stem Cell Consortium, the Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium, and the Longfonds BREATH Consortium.

Reviewing editors

  1. Paola Arlotta

    Harvard University, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    murine cerebral cortex development
    In vitro models
    3D cerebral organoids
    neural stem cells
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  2. Anita Bhattacharyya

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neurodevelopmental disorders
    brain development
    pluripotent stem cell
    Experimental organism
    human
  3. Clare Blackburn

    MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    thymus development, maintainance, and regeneration
    thymic epithelial progenitor cell biology and regulation
    differentiation of pluripotent cells
    transcription factor networks
  4. Déborah Bourc'his

    Institut Curie, France

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    epigenetics
    DNA methylation
    genomic imprinting
    transposons
    reproduction
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  5. Andrew Brack

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    muscle stem cells
    regeneration
  6. Caroline E Burns

    Boston Children's Hospital, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    hematopoietic and cardiac progenitor
    stem cell populations in vertebrate development
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  7. Michael Buszczak

    UT Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cells
    germ cells
    ribosomes
    mRNA translation
    chromatin
    DNA damage
    meiosis
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
  8. Danelle Devenport

    Princeton University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cell polarity
    planar cell polarity
    epidermis
    skin
    oriented cell divisions
    morphogenesis
    epithelia
    Experimental organism
    mammals
  9. Bruce Edgar

    University of Utah, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cell cycle
    cell growth and growth signaling
    stem cell biology
    development
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  10. Lydia W S Finley

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cell metabolism
    cancer
    stem cells
    epigenetics
    cell fate
  11. Stephanie Fraley

    University of California San Diego, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    cell-ECM interactions
    biomaterials
    cell migration
  12. Elaine Fuchs

    Rockefeller University, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    skin stem cells
    stem cells
    tissue morphogenesis
    epithelial polarity
    transcriptional regulation during development
    cytoskeletal dynamics and adhesion
    epithelial cancers
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  13. Florent Ginhoux

    Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    dendritic cells
    monocytes
    macrophages
    development
    hematopoiesis
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  14. Francois Guillemot

    Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neural stem cells
    neural development
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  15. Richard P Harvey

    The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    heart development
    cardiac development
    hair regeneration
    heart repair
    fibrosis
    stem cells
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
  16. Valerie Horsley

    Yale University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    epithelial stem cells
    adipocyte stem cells
    adipose tissue
    epithelial-mesenchymal interactions
    mechanical regulation of tissues
    tissue regeneration
  17. Atsushi Iwama

    The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cells
    hematopoietic stem cells
    epigenetics
    aging
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
  18. Carole LaBonne

    Northwestern University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    neural crest
    stem cells
    Experimental organism
    Xenopus
  19. Beate Lichtenberger

    Medical University of Vienna, Austria

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)
    fibroblast-mediated skin pathologies
    skin cancer
    stem cell fate decisions
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  20. Kay F Macleod

    University of Chicago, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    autophagy
    mitochondria
    stress responses
    tumor progression and metastasis
    tumor stem cells
    hepatic steatosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
    breast cancer
    pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
  21. Ravindra Majeti

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cells
    hematopoietic stem cells
    acute myeloid leukemia
    xenotransplantation
    pre-leukemia
    Experimental organism
    human
  22. Roel Nusse

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    wnt signaling
    stem cells
    tissue repair
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  23. Martin Pera

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    embryonic stem cells
    induced pluripotent stem cells
    regenerative medicine
    tissue stem cells
    pluripotent stem cell
    Experimental organism
    human
  24. Lynne-Marie Postovit

    University of Alberta, Canada

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Cell Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cellular plasticity
    tumour microenvironment
    hypoxia
    stem cells
    metastasis
    ovarian cancer
    breast cancer
  25. Jeremy Reiter

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cilia
  26. Elizabeth Robertson

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    transcriptional regulators
    mammalian development
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  27. Lee L Rubin

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    spinal muscular atrophy
    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    huntington's disease
    reprogramming
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  28. Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado

    Stowers Institute for Medical Research, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    regeneration
    stem cells
    Experimental organism
    planaria
  29. Jiwon Shim

    Hanyang University, South Korea

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    hematopoiesis
    inter-organ interaction
    sensory neuron
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  30. Lilianna Solnica-Krezel

    Washington University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    gastrulation
    vertebrate embryogenesis
    patterning
    cell movement
    cell signalling
    morphogenesis
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
  31. Lorenz Studer

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    human embryonic stem cells
    induced pluripotent stem cells
    human disease modeling
    cell therapy
    Experimental organism
    human
  32. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

    Columbia University, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiac and bone regeneration
    tissue engineering
    in vitro models of development and disease
    biophysical regulation of stem cells
    Experimental organism
    human
  33. Yukiko M Yamashita

    HHMI, University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cell niche
    asymmetric cell division
    satellite DNA
    germline immortality
    ribosomal DNA
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  34. Gene W Yeo

    University of California, San Diego, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    RNA biology
    computational biology
    CRISPR
    neurodegeneration
    single cell biology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  35. Hao Zhu

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Research focus
    mechanisms of tissue repair and organ regeneration
    liver cancer
    hepatocellular carcinoma
    epigenetics
    polyploidy
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse