eLife Latest: Welcoming our newest editors

Bringing a broad range of expertise, 113 researchers join eLife’s editorial board as 12 Reviewing Editors move to the leadership team.
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Since last April, 113 scientists joined our Board of Reviewing Editors (BRE), while 12 editors moved to senior roles on the eLife leadership team. The new editors work across all major areas of research considered for publication at eLife.

Reviewing Editors who have recently joined the Senior Editors team include:

Edward E. Morrisey is the Robinette Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania (US). The overall goals of his lab is to better understand how the lung responds to injury, and use this knowledge to identify ways to promote repair and regeneration of the respiratory system. Morrisey is a Senior Editor for Developmental Biology and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.

Dominique Soldati-Favre is professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva (Switzerland). Her laboratory is studying obligate intracellular parasitism. Soldati-Favre is a Senior Editor for Microbiology and Infectious Disease.

Aleksandra M. Walczak is a CNRS researcher at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris (France), interested in a variety of problems in the physics of living systems. She actively works on development, collective behaviour of bird flocks and statistical descriptions of the immune system. Walczak is a Senior Editor in the areas of Computational and Systems Biology and Physics of Living Systems.

Kenton J. Swartz is a Senior Investigator in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (US). His laboratory uses a combination of techniques to understand how ion channel proteins sense critical biological stimuli. Swartz is a Senior Editor for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics and Neuroscience.

Maureen Murphy is an expert in the role of the p53 gene in cancer. She’s a Professor and Program Leader in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program of The Wistar Institute (US) and an adjunct professor at Drexel University College of Medicine and The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (US). Murphy is a Senior Editor for Cancer Biology.

Christian Rutz is Professor of Biology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, where he heads a research group studying animal tool behaviour. He also serves as Founding President of the International Bio-Logging Society and contributes to efforts to extend the scope of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Rutz is a Senior Editor for Ecology.

Clifford J. Rosen is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Principal Investigator for the Rosen Musculoskeletal Laboratory at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute (US). He is a board-certified endocrinologist. In the last ten years the Rosen laboratory has been studying mesenchymal stem cell fate. Rosen is a Senior Editor for Human Biology and Medicine.

Richard M. White is a physician-scientist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College (US). He is interested in basic mechanisms underlying metastasis. White is Senior Editor for Cancer Biology and Developmental Biology.

Suzanne R. Pfeffer is the Emma Pfeiffer Merner Professor of Medical Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine (US). She is an expert in the field of membrane trafficking in the secretory and endocytic pathways. Pfeffer is a Senior Editor for Cell Biology.

Kathryn S. Cheah is a developmental geneticist and Jimmy and Emily Tang Professor in Molecular Genetics and Chair Professor of Biochemistry at 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. Cheah is a Senior Editor in the areas of Developmental Biology and Genetics and Genomics.

Floris De Lange is a Professor at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands and Principal Investigator of the Predictive Brain Lab at the Donders Institute, where he studies how various forms of prior knowledge modify perception and decision-making, both in health and disease. De Lange is a Senior Editor for Neuroscience.

Kate Wassum is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Psychology Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (US). Her research focuses on the neural signals and circuits underlying appetitive associative learning, motivated behavior and decision making. Wassum is a Senior Editor for Neuroscience.

Our Senior Editors are responsible for maintaining the high quality and broad scope of the work published in the journal. They decide, in consultation with members of the Board of Reviewing Editors (BRE), whether a paper should be sent for peer review. All manuscripts selected for review are then assigned to an appropriate BRE who recruits reviewers and oversees the online consultation among referees.

Reviewing Editors who joined us most recently include:

  • Annelien Bredenoord, University Medical Centre Utrecht; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Adam Frost, University of California, San Francisco; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Aryn H. Gittis, Carnegie Mellon University; Neuroscience
  • Arduino A. Mangoni, Flinders Medical Centre; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Argye E. Hillis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Human Biology and Medicine, Neuroscience
  • Armita Nourmohammad, University of Washington; Computational and Systems Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Inflammation, Physics of Living Systems
  • Antony Rosen, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Ashish Lal, National Institutes of Health; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cancer Biology, Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Genetics and Genomics
  • Morgan Barense, University of Toronto; Neuroscience
  • Victoria L. Bautch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Cell Biology, Developmental Biology
  • Benoît Kornmann, University of Oxford; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Bernard Malissen, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, Aix Marseille Université; Genetics and Genomics, Immunology and Inflammation
  • Brice Bathellier, The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); Neuroscience
  • Carla V. Rothlin, Yale University; Immunology and Inflammation
  • Caroline E. Burns, Boston Children's Hospital; Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, University of Colorado; Genetics and Genomics, Human Biology and Medicine
  • Irene E. Chiolo, University of Southern California; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Genetics and Genomics
  • Christine M. Friedenreich, University of Calgary; Cancer Biology, Epidemiology and Global Health, Human Biology and Medicine
  • L Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Genetics and Genomics
  • Chyung-Ru Wang, Northwestern University; Immunology and Inflammation
  • Carole LaBonne, Northwestern University; Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Dan Larhammar, Uppsala University; Evolutionary Biology, Human Biology and Medicine, Neuroscience
  • Danelle Devenport, Princeton University; Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Diane M. Harper, University of Michigan; Epidemiology and Global Health, Human Biology and Medicine
  • Anna M. Diehl, Duke University School of Medicine; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Dieter Ebert, University of Basel; Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Dolores Shoback, University of California, San Francisco; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Daniela Robles-Espinoza, International Laboratory for Human Genome Research; Cancer Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Edward D. Janus, University of Melbourne; Epidemiology and Global Health, Human Biology and Medicine
  • Eric J. Wagner, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cancer Biology, Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Genetics and Genomics
  • Ellen A. Robey, University of California Berkeley; Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Frederic A. Bard, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, (A*STAR); Cancer Biology, Cell Biology
  • Lydia W. Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Florent Ginhoux, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR); Immunology and Inflammation, Neuroscience, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Sonia Garel, Ecole Normale Superieure; Developmental Biology, Immunology and Inflammation, Neuroscience
  • Gene W. Yeo, University of California, San Diego; Cell Biology, Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Computational and Systems Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Human Biology and Medicine, Neuroscience, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Gregory G. Germino, National Institutes of Health; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Gordon J. Berman, Emory University; Computational and Systems Biology, Neuroscience, Physics of Living Systems

It is incredibly useful, and not common in my experience, to have the reviewers reach a consensus before writing a response letter to the authors. It improves the peer-review experience for both authors and reviewers by minimising confusion and accelerating the process. – Daniela Robles-Espinoza

  • Heather E. McFarlane, University of Toronto; Cell Biology, Plant Biology
  • Kathryn P. Harden, University of Texas at Austin; Genetics and Genomics
  • Julie Hollien, University of Utah; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Howard Y. Chang, Stanford University; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Genetics and Genomics, Human Biology and Medicine
  • Ingrid S. Johnsrude, University of Western Ontario; Neuroscience
  • Ivan Topisirovic, Jewish General Hospital; Cancer Biology, Cell Biology
  • Joseph F. Cheer, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Neuroscience
  • Jean-Pierre Michel, University of Geneva; Human Biology and Medicine
  • John W. Schoggins, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Joseph T. Wade, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health; Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • John T. Serences, University of California, San Diego; Computational and Systems Biology, Neuroscience
  • Jiwon Shim, Hanyang University; Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Karine A. Gibbs, Harvard University; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Karina Yaniv, Weizmann Institute of Science; Developmental Biology
  • Kay F. Macleod, University of Chicago; Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Human Biology and Medicine, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • David M. Kramer, Michigan State University; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Plant Biology
  • Kristin Tessmar-Raible, University of Vienna; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Neuroscience
  • Kristine Krug, University of Oxford; Neuroscience
  • Adam Linstedt, Carnegie Mellon University; Cell Biology
  • Polina V. Lishko, University of California, Berkeley; Cell Biology
  • Luis F. Larrondo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Sebastian Lourido, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Melanie M. Brinkmann, Technische Universität Braunschweig; Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Miles P. Davenport, University of New South Wales; Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Mia T. Levine, University of Pennsylvania; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Marius V. Peelen, Radboud University; Neuroscience
  • Malcolm J. McConville, The University of Melbourne; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Manuel Zimmer, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna Biocenter and University of Vienna; Neuroscience
  • Margaret Stanley, University of Cambridge; Cancer Biology, Epidemiology and Global Health, Human Biology and Medicine, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Mathieu Wolff, CNRS, University of Bordeaux; Neuroscience
  • Satyajit Mayor, Marine Biological Laboratory (NCBS); Cell Biology
  • Markus Meister, California Institute of Technology; Computational and Systems Biology, Neuroscience
  • Philipp W. Messer, Cornell University; Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • María Isabel Geli, Institut de Biología Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB); Cell Biology
  • Mihaela D. Iordanova, Concordia University; Neuroscience
  • Mary Kay Lobo, University of Maryland; Neuroscience
  • Matthew N. Hill, University of Calgary; Human Biology and Medicine, Neuroscience
  • Mone Zaidi, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Marion Pepper, University of Washington; Immunology and Inflammation
  • Mahak Sharma, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali; Cell Biology
  • María M. Zambrano, CorpoGen; Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Noah J. Cowan, Johns Hopkins University; Computational and Systems Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience
  • Nicola L. Harris, Monash University; Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Norma Ybarra, Research Institute McGill University Health Center; Cancer Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Ole H. Nielsen, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Olivier Silvie, Sorbonne Universités; Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Mary X. O'Riordan, University of Michigan Medical School; Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Junmin Pan, Tsinghua University; Cell Biology
  • Pascal Martin, Institut Curie; Neuroscience, Physics of Living Systems, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Pimchai Chaiyen, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC); Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Tatjana Piotrowski, Stowers Institute for Medical Research; Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Lynne-Marie Postovit, University of Alberta; Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Ruth De Diego-Balaguer, Universitat de Barcelona; Neuroscience
  • Russell E. Vance, University of California, Berkeley; Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience; Cell Biology, Neuroscience
  • Sandeep Krishna, National Centre for Biological Sciences­‐Tata Institute of Fundamental Research; Computational and Systems Biology, Physics of Living Systems
  • Alexander Shackman, University of Maryland; Neuroscience
  • Shahragim Tajbakhsh, Institut Pasteur; Developmental Biology
  • Shigehiro Kuraku, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research; Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Sigolène M. Meilhac, Imagine-Institut Pasteur; Developmental Biology
  • Sara L. Sawyer, University of Colorado Boulder; Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Christina L. Stallings, Washington University School of Medicine; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Stipan Jonjic, University Rijeka; Immunology and Inflammation
  • Tali Kimchi, Weizmann Institute of Science; Neuroscience
  • Thomas Serre, Brown University; Neuroscience
  • Tiffany Horng, ShanghaiTech University; Cell Biology, Immunology and Inflammation
  • Vincent Castric, Université de Lille; Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Plant Biology
  • Vincenzo Cerullo, University of Helsinki; Cancer Biology, Immunology and Inflammation
  • Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Université Paris-Diderot CNRS; Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Kunlin Wei, Peking University, Neuroscience
  • Wenwei Hu, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Cancer Biology
  • Jie Xiao, Johns Hopkins University; Cell Biology, Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Physics of Living Systems
  • Xiaoyu Hu, Tsinghua University; Immunology and Inflammation
  • Yuting Ma, Suzhou Institute of Systems Medicine; Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology and Inflammation
  • Zsolt Molnár, University of Pécs, Medical School; Human Biology and Medicine

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