eLife Latest: 74 working scientists join the Board of Reviewing Editors

eLife is pleased to welcome new editors with a broad range of experience to the editorial board.
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Since last September, 74 scientists working across all major areas of research considered for publication at eLife have joined as members of our Board of Reviewing Editors (BRE). Reviewing Editors are responsible for handling papers assigned to them by eLife Senior Editors (who are also working scientists), overseeing the online consultation among referees, and delivering clear, consolidated feedback to authors.

The new editors add experience across all major subject areas at eLife, including Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Immunology and Inflammation, Neuroscience, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Developmental Biology, Human Biology and Medicine, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Genetics and Genomics, Computational and Systems Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Epidemiology and Global Health, Physics of Living Systems, and Plant Biology.

“As an author, I have found the review process at eLife to be refreshingly fair and transparent. I am very happy to take on the responsibility of serving as a Reviewing Editor. I look forward to working with authors and reviewers to make reporting on exciting science less onerous and more efficient.”

– William C. Hahn, Chief Research Strategy Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Our most recent BREs include:

  • Amita Sehgal, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania; Neuroscience
  • Ana Domingos, University of Oxford; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Anita Bhattacharyya, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ecology
  • Atsushi Iwama, The University of Tokyo; Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Belinda Nicolau, McGill University; Epidemiology and Global Health
  • Birte Forstmann, University of Amsterdam; Neuroscience
  • Brandon K. Harvey, NIDA/NIH; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Immunology and Inflammation, Neuroscience
  • Claire Wyart, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Inserm, CNRS; Developmental Biology, Neuroscience
  • Claude Desplan, New York University; Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Neuroscience
  • Cynthia M. Czajkowski, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Neuroscience, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • David Donoso, Escuela Politécnica Nacional; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
  • David E. James, The University of Sydney; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology
  • Eelco Van Anken, San Raffaele Scientific Institute; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology
  • Elizabeth A. Miller, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology
  • Erich D. Jarvis, The Rockefeller University; Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Neuroscience
  • Fadel Tissir, Université Catholique de Louvain; Developmental Biology, Neuroscience
  • Francois Guillemot, The Francis Crick Institute; Neuroscience, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Frank Kirchhoff, Ulm University Medical Center; Epidemiology and Global Health, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Gael Varoquaux, INRIA; Computational and Systems Biology, Neuroscience
  • Gary Yellen, Harvard Medical School, Neuroscience, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Gou Young Koh, Institute of Basic Science and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology, Human Biology and Medicine
  • Graham Coop, University of California, Davis; Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Grant McArthur, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Cancer Biology
  • Guangxia Gao, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Hannes Neuweiler, University of Würzburg; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Hao Zhu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Cancer Biology, Human Biology and Medicine, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Helen Scharfman, New York University Langone Medical Center; Neuroscience
  • Huan Luo, Peking University; Neuroscience

"I believe that the best way to change the academic publishing system is by actively contributing to that change, and for me being part of the eLife editorial board is a great way to do exactly that. I really appreciate the push for open access and a more transparent review process. Content-wise, I hope to strengthen the board’s expertise on the topics of brain oscillations, MEG and electrophysiology."

​– Saskia Haegens, Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University Medical Center

  • Isaac M. Chiu, Harvard Medical School; Immunology and Inflammation, Neuroscience
  • Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, University of California, San Francisco; Epidemiology and Global Health, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Jean-Laurent Casanova, The Rockefeller University; Genetics and Genomics, Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Jennifer G. DeLuca, Colorado State University; Cell Biology
  • Jian Xu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Genetics and Genomics
  • John D. Fryer, Mayo Clinic; Immunology and Inflammation, Neuroscience
  • Jonathan E. Peelle, Washington University in St. Louis; Neuroscience
  • Julie Overbaugh, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Jürgen Kleine-Vehn, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; Plant Biology
  • Karen E. Sears, University of California, Los Angeles; Evolutionary Biology
  • Kate M. Wassum, University of California, Los Angeles; Neuroscience
  • Kathryn S. Cheah, The University of Hong Kong; Developmental Biology, Genetics and Genomics
  • Lauren A. O'Connell, Stanford University; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
  • Lois Smith, Harvard Medical School; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Lotte Pedersen, University of Copenhagen; Cell Biology
  • Maria Spies, University of Iowa; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Mark T. Nelson, University of Vermont; Neuroscience, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Matthias Barton, University of Zurich; Human Biology and Medicine
  • Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute; Cell Biology
  • Megan R. Carey, Champalimaud Foundation; Neuroscience
  • Muireann Irish, University of Sydney; Neuroscience
  • Nima Sharifi, Cleveland Clinic; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cancer Biology
  • Nora Abrous, Neurocentre Magendie, INSERM; Neuroscience
  • Paul Lucassen, University of Amsterdam; Developmental Biology, Neuroscience
  • Peter Turnbaugh, University of California, San Francisco; Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Pierre Sens, Institut Curie, PSL Research University, CNRS; Physics of Living Systems
  • Sachin Deshmukh, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Neuroscience
  • Sarel J. Fleishman, Weizmann Institute of Science; Computational and Systems Biology, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Saskia Haegens, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Neuroscience
  • Sebastian Deindl, Uppsala University; Chromosomes and Gene Expression, Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Shaeri Mukherjee, University of California, San Francisco; Cell Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Silke Hauf, Virginia Tech; Cell Biology
  • Sonja V. Albers, University of Freiburg; Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Sophie Helaine, Imperial College London; Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Stephanie I. Fraley, University of California, San Diego; Physics of Living Systems, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Thomas Scriba, University of Cape Town; Epidemiology and Global Health, Immunology and Inflammation, Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • Thomas Yeo, National University of Singapore; Neuroscience
  • Thorsten Kahnt, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Computational and Systems Biology, Neuroscience
  • Tobias Reichenbach, Imperial College London; Neuroscience
  • Tracy D. Ainsworth, University of New South Wales; Ecology
  • Tricia R. Serio, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, Cell Biology
  • Vadita Vaidya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research; Neuroscience
  • Wilbert Zwart, Netherlands Cancer Institute; Cancer Biology, Human Biology and Medicine
  • William C. Hahn, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Cancer Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Human Biology and Medicine
  • Woo-Young Ahn, Seoul National University; Computational and Systems Biology, Neuroscience

“I am pleased to join the Board of Reviewing Editors for eLife. The review process that involves collaboration between the reviewers and editors as well as fast communication with authors is appealing and helpful for the biological sciences. I am happy to help with the process.”

– Isaac Chiu, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School

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