Event Report: Meet eLife’s Neuroscience Editors

Catch up on our latest webinars to hear eLife editors discussing neuroscience research and answering questions about our consultative peer review process.
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Watch our most recent Q&As featuring two panels of eLife Neuroscience editors with both sessions chaired by eLife Deputy Editor and Professor of Computational Neuroscience at Oxford University and University College London, Tim Behrens.

In the webinars, editors highlight particular areas of neuroscience research that interests them and what they would like to see more of, followed by a short presentation about eLife’s transition to the “publish, then review” model of publishing and the benefits for authors. The second half of each webinar answered the attendees’ questions for the editors.

eLife publishes significant research in all areas of neuroscience, including brain function, neuronal circuits, synapses, sensory processing, and motor pattern generation.

Webinar 1

Webinar 2

Chair for both webinars:

Tim Behrens
eLife Deputy Editor
University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Tim Behrens is Professor of Computational Neuroscience at Oxford University and University College London, and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. His work investigating the neural mechanisms that control behaviour has made an impact across scales from cells to brain regions across mammalian species. He has also developed widely used approaches for measuring brain connections non-invasively that have been taken up by the Human Connectome Project, where he is a senior investigator and chair of the anatomical connectivity team.

The Panel for Webinar 1:

Floris de Lange
eLife Senior Editor
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Netherlands


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. He is an elected member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). De Lange has received several awards and a large number of grants for his research, including an ERC Starting Grant, ERC Consolidator Grant, a Veni and Vidi grant from NWO and the McDonnell Scholar Award.

Megan Carey
eLife Reviewing Editor
Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal


Megan R. Carey is a Neuroscience Group Leader at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal. Her lab combines quantitative behavioral analysis, genetics, and physiology to understand how the brain controls learned and coordinated movements. Megan has chaired a number of scientific conferences, including Cosyne and the Cerebellum Gordon Conference, and she serves on the Board of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement and eLife’s Board of Reviewing Editors. She is a Scholar, and former Chair, of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence, and the Chair-Elect of the ALBA Network for Equity and Diversity in Brain Sciences.

Huan Luo
eLife Reviewing Editor
Peking University, China


Dr. Huan Luo is a tenured associate professor and PI at School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Peking University, China. Dr. Luo received PhD from the University of Maryland College Park under the supervision of Prof. David Poeppel. Her research interests focus on the dynamic neural mechanisms of perception, attention, and working memory in humans. She joined eLife as a Reviewing Editor in February, 2019. As one of six labs in the world, her lab participated in the COGITATE project to test two theories for the neural correlates of consciousness.

The Panel for Webinar 2:

Laura Colgin
eLife Senior Editor
The University of Texas at Austin Center for Learning and Memory, United States


Laura Lee Colgin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on understanding cellular and network mechanisms of learning and memory and how these mechanisms are disrupted in cognitive disorders. She received her PhD in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences from the University of California Irvine. She completed her postdoctoral training in Behavioral Neurophysiology in the laboratory of Edvard and May-Britt Moser at the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology before starting her lab in Austin in 2010.

Denise Cai
eLife Reviewing Editor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States


Dr. Denise Cai is an Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Department at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She investigates how the brain organizes and integrates different memories so that it can efficiently ‘file’ and ‘cross-reference’ information, which is critical for daily life. Her laboratory combines in vivo calcium imaging, activity-dependent tagging of neuronal ensembles, chemogenetic/optogenetic manipulation, and various behavioral assays to gain critical insights into how memories are initially processed and continually updated across time. She also dissects how these memory processes may be altered by trauma or aging. Dr. Cai also develops open-source neuroimaging tools (e.g., co-developer of UCLA Miniscope) as well as open-source analysis pipelines (e.g., ezTrack, MiniAn) that are openly shared with the broader neuroscience community.

Andrew Pruszyński
eLife Reviewing Editor
Western University, Canada


Dr. Andrew Pruszynski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Western University in London, Canada where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Neuroscience. His research investigates the neural control of movement, specifically how somatosensory inputs from the skin and muscles influence reaching, grasping and object manipulation.

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