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We are delighted to announce Laura Colgin and Ronald (Ron) Calabrese as new Senior Editors at eLife.
Laura Colgin is Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, US. Laura’s research focuses on understanding the functional significance of brain rhythms for learning and memory operations. Her lab also investigates how different brain rhythms affect neuronal ensemble representations of spatial memories, and how aberrant rhythmic activity influences neuronal activity and cognitive function in brain disorders. Laura received her PhD from the University of California at Irvine, US, and completed her postdoctoral training in the Moser Lab at the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Norway.
Ron Calabrese is Senior Associate Dean for Research at Emory University, US. Ron’s lab seeks to address the general questions of how rhythmic motor patterns are generated and coordinated by the nervous system, combining electrophysiological and computational approaches to study these processes. As Senior Associate Dean for Research, Ron also works to increase the profile of the research and scholarship of Emory College faculty, staff and students. He received his PhD from Stanford University, US, and completed his postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, US.
Our Senior Editors are responsible for maintaining the high quality and broad scope of the work published in the eLife journal, as well as championing our unique, consultative approach to peer review.
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 assigned to an appropriate BRE who recruits additional reviewers. The reviewers then consult with one another, once their reviews are in, to finalise the decision and form a consolidated set of comments for the author.
Laura and Ron have joined as Senior Editors while Sabine Kastner stepped down this summer. We would like to thank Sabine and all our Senior Editors, both past and present, for their invaluable support with assessing initial submissions to eLife. Their work ensures that we continue to publish work of the highest scientific standards and importance in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences.
You can find out more about Laura and Ron at https://elifesciences.org/about/people.
To learn more about eLife’s consultative approach to peer review visit https://elifesciences.org/about/peer-review.
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