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. 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.
  2. Sean Morrison

    Sean Morrison

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    The Morrison laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell function in the nervous and hematopoietic systems. Dr Morrison obtained his BSc in biology and chemistry from Dalhousie University (1991), then completed a PhD in immunology at Stanford University (1996), and a postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at Caltech (1999). From 1999 to 2011, Dr Morrison was at the University of Michigan where he Directed their Center for Stem Cell Biology. Recently, Dr Morrison moved to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he is the founding Director of the new Children’s Research Institute. Dr Morrison’s laboratory studies the mechanisms that regulate stem cell self-renewal and stem cell aging, as well as the role these mechanisms play in cancer. Dr Morrison was a Searle Scholar (2000–2003), was named in Technology Review Magazine’s list of 100 young innovators (2002), received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2003), the International Society for Hematology and Stem Cell’s McCulloch and Till Award (2007), the American Association of Anatomists Harland Mossman Award (2008), and a MERIT Award from the National Institute on Aging. Dr Morrison has also been active in public policy issues surrounding stem cells. For example, he has twice testified before Congress and was a leader in the successful “Proposal 2” campaign to protect stem cell research in Michigan’s state constitution.

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer biology
    tissue stem cells
    hematopoietic system
    blood
    Competing interests statement
    Sean Morrison receives funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. In addition to being a Senior editor for eLife, he is a member of the editorial boards of Cell Stem Cell, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the EMBO Journal, the Faculty of 1000, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, Cancer Cell, EMBO Reports, and Stem Cell Reports. He serves on the scientific advisory boards of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the University of Washington Institute for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, the University of California, Los Angeles Broad Stem Cell Research Center, and the Common Fund for the National Institutes of Health Center for Regenerative Medicine. He is President-Elect of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. He is a co-founder and shareholder in OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, a consultant and shareholder in G1 Therapeutics, a shareholder in Fate Therapeutics, and a consultant for Molecular Devices.
  3. Maarten van Lohuizen

    The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Netherlands

    Maarten van Lohuizen received his PhD at the NKI/University of Amsterdam in 1992 studying cooperating oncogenes with Anton Berns. After a postoc at the University of California, San Francisco, he started his lab at the NKI in 1995 and heads the Division of Molecular Genetics. He also is a professor at the University of Amsterdam Medical Center, department Clinical Genetics & Oncogenomics, focusing on epigenetics and stem cells. Maarten studies epigenetic master switches that control cell and tissue development, and how these go awry in cancer. Specifically, his group focuses on the mechanism of stable inherited transcriptional repression by Polycomb group proteins and the effects of deregulation of Polycomb genes on development, cell cycle control, cancer formation and stem cell maintenance. Current focus is on Glioblastoma, non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma, using state of the art mouse models and genetic screening and drug screening to find new effective epigenetic drug combinations to target these cancers. Maarten was elected as European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) member (2004); Member of Academia Europaea (2015) and Member of the Oncode Institute (2017).

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    epigenetics
    cancer biology
    stem cells
    chromatin
    Polycomb group proteins
    Competing interests statement
    Maarten van Lohuizen receives funding from The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), the Netherlands Organization of Scientific research (NWO), The Gravity program, Cancer Genomics Centre Netherlands (CGC.nl), the European Research Council and the Oncode Institute. He is editorial board member of Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, Epigenetics & Chromatin, Stem Cell reports and the Faculty of 1000.

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. Utpal Banerjee

    University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Human Biology and Medicine
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    haematopoiesis
    cancer biology
    Experimental organism
    Drosophila
  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. Margaret Buckingham

    Institut Pasteur, France

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiogenesis
    muscle stem cells
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  7. Michael Buszczak

    UT Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    chromatin
    germ cells
    mRNA translation
    stem cells
    stem cell niches
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Fred Gage

    Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    human stem cells
    neurogenesis
  11. Holger Gerhardt

    Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine, Germany

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    vascular development and patterning
    vascular biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    zebrafish
  12. 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
  13. Richard P Harvey

    The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    mammalian heart
    congenital heart diseases
    cardiac regeneration
    cardiac gene regulatory networks
    cardiac development
    developmental biology
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Ravindra Majeti

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    hematopoietic stem cell function
    leukemia
    Experimental organism
    human
  17. Edward Morrisey

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    lung development
    cardiac development
    vascular development
    regulation of gene transcription
    wnt signaling
    GATA
    forkhead
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  18. 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
  19. 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
    Experimental organism
    human
  20. Jayaraj Rajagopal

    Harvard University, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    lung development
    epithelial regeneration
    lung stem cells
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  21. Jeremy Reiter

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

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

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    transcriptional regulators
    mammalian development
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Allan Spradling

    Carnegie Institution for Science, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    stem cell differentiation and morphogenesis
    ovary
    female reproduction
    polyploid cell
    epigenetics
    Experimental organism
    Drosophila
    mouse
  27. Lorenz Studer

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    embryonic stem cells
    induced pluripotent stem cells
    cell therapy
    human disease modeling
    Experimental organism
    human
  28. 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
  29. Richard M White

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer
    metastasis
    genetics
    melanocyte
    melanoma
    neural crest
    Experimental organism
    human
    zebrafish
  30. Yukiko M Yamashita

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    stem cells
    stem cell niche
    asymmetric division
    spindle orientation
    centrosome
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster