Editorial Board

Science Advances editors oversee the review process of submitted manuscripts and are selected from an international pool of researchers with high levels of achievement and recognition in their fields. Our editors not only have stellar reputations in their disciplines, but also have acknowledged breadth in recognizing and promoting interdisciplinary collaborations.


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Jeremy Berg, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Science journals




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Philippa Benson, PhD
Managing Editor, Science Advances




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Kip Hodges, PhD, Deputy Editor, Editorial Board Chair
Foundation Professor
Arizona State University
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Climate Science, Cosmology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Planetary Science, Space Exploration


Gregory. A. Beroza, Associate Editor
Professor of Geophysics
Stanford University
Earthquakes, techniques to analyze seismograms, methods to detect earthquakes

Paul Bierman, Associate Editor
University of Vermont
Geology, erosion, cosmogenic isotopes

Mike Brown, Associate Editor
Professor of Planetary Astronomy
California Institute of Technology
Outer planets & satellites, small bodies in solar system, solar system dynamics, terrestrial planets

Karen M. Fischer, Associate Editor
Brown University
Geophysics, seismology, Earth's crust and mantle, seismic waves
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Glenn Gaetani, Associate Editor
Associate Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Volcanoes, geologic materials, effects of volatiles on magmatic processes, connectivity and mobility of melts and fluids in mantle rock, silicate melts, trace element partitioning, petrology and geochemistry of the upper mantle, early evolution of terrestrial planets

Chris Garrett, Associate Editor
Professor Emeritus
University of Victoria
Physical oceanography, ocean & coastal engineering, atmospheric meteorological topics
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Rachel Klima, Associate Editor
Planetary Geologist
Applied Physics Lab, JHU
Planetary science, planetary spectroscopy, mineralogy of solid surfaces in the solar system, geochemistry

David Lea, Associate Editor
UC Santa Barbara
Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, marine geochemistry, global climate change, Ice Age climate change, marine carbon cycle

Cin-Ty Lee, Associate Editor
Rice University
Geology, petrology, geochemistry, geochemical interaction between the deep Earth and oceans/atmospheres, continent formation and destruction, redox evolution of Earth’s interior

Jack J. Middelburg, Associate Editor
Utrecht University
Oceanography, Biogeochemistry, Geochemistry, Ecology, Limnology, Ecosystems, Global Change, Sediments, Stable Isotopes
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Wendy Panero, Associate Editor
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University
Geophysics, Planetary Science, Mineral Physics, Density Functional Theory
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John Schellnhuber, Associate Editor
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Climate Change, Sustainability Science, Complex Systems
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Blair Schoene, Associate Editor
Princeton University
Lithospheric evolution, igneous petrology, Earth history, geochronology, high-T geochemistry
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Dennis Zaritsky, Associate Editor
Arizona State University
Galactic and extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, transient events

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Zakya H. Kafafi, PhD, Deputy Editor
Adjunct Professor
Lehigh University
Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Condensed Matter Physics, Engineering Sciences, Materials, Mathematical Sciences, Organic Electronics, Optoelectronics, and Photonics



Anna Balazs, Associate Editor
University of Pittsburgh
Computational Modeling, Soft Matter, Polymer Physics, Complex Fluids, Biomimetic Systems

Amanda S. Barnard, Senior Associate Editor
Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader
Computational Physics, Chemistry & Materials Science; Machine Learning, Data Analytics & Statistics
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Ed Billups, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry
Rice University
Nanomaterials, the synthesis of new molecular systems of theoretical interest, carbon nanotubes, graphene
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Joseph S. Broz, Associate Editor
Director of Program Development
SRI International
Condensed Matter Physics, Electro-optics, Magnetic States & Micromagnetics, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
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Sherry Chemler, Associate Editor
The University of Buffalo
Chemical Catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Organometallic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Product Synthesis
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Randall D. Kamien, Associate Editor
Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, Soft Matter, Material Science, Liquid Crystals
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J. Nathan Kutz, Associate Editor
Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
Data Science, Machine Learning, Complex Systems, Optical Sciences, Neuroscience
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David Lou, Associate Editor
Nanyang Technological University
Chemical and biomolecular engineering, hollow structures, lithium-ion batteries, anodes, supercapacitors, photocatalysis

George Malliaras, Associate Editor
Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne
Bioelectronics, Implantable Electronics, Organic Electronics, Flexible Electronics
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Yuji Matsuda, Associate Editor
Kyoto University
Condensed matter experimentalist with interests in electronic and magnetic properties of solids, specialist of superconductivity
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Takao Someya, Associate Editor
University of Tokyo
Engineering, Electronics, Semiconductor devices, Organic & Flexible Electronics, Wearable & Implantable Electronics
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Alexander Tkatchenko, Associate Editor
University of Luxembourg
Chemical Physics, Physical Chemistry, Many-Particle Systems, Non-Covalent (van der Waals) Interactions, Quantum Effects in Molecular Systems, Surface Science, Data-Driven Materials Science
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Xueming Yang, Associate Editor
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Spectroscopy, photochemistry, astrochemistry, reaction dynamics, chemical kinetics, atmospheric chemistry, surface chemistry
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Gary Machlis, PhD, Deputy Editor
Professor of Environmental Sustainability
Clemson University
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research (Social/Life Sciences), Environmental Sciences, Conservation Biology & Ecology, Policy Studies, Education Research


Mark Aldenderfer, Associate Editor
Professor of Anthropology
University of California, Merced
Anthropology (cultural/social/evolutionary), biological anthropology, archaeology, geographic information systems
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Scott Barrett, Associate Editor
Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics
Columbia University
Economics, sustainable development, international & global issues, policies & institutions, analytical & experimental game theory
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Aaron Clauset, Associate Editor
University of Colorado, Boulder
Complex systems, network science, statistical methods, computational biology, computational social science, large-scale organization of complex networks
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Laeeq Khan, Associate Editor
Associate Professor
Ohio State University
Digital engagement, social media analytics, user generated content, user engagement; social media use for business, learning, and public relations
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Naomi Krogman, Associate Editor
Professor of Environmental Sociology
University of Alberta
Sustainability, environmental and natural resource policy, sociology, human and social capital, international development, gender
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Thomas Lovejoy, Associate Editor
University Professor of Environmental Science & Policy
George Mason University
Behavior ecology, biogeography, phylogeny, taxonomy, conservation, terrestrial tropical ecosystems (neo-tropical), biodiversity conservation, application of ecological science to conservation policy
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Robert E. Megginson, Associate Editor
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mathematics
University of Michigan
STEM Education, groups underrepresented in STEM, intervention programs for groups underrepresented in STEM, mathematics, functional analysis
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Betsy Levy Paluck, Associate Editor
Associate Professor
Princeton University
Social influence, social norms, conflict, social psychology, field experiments, behavioral science, social networks, media effects
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Geri Unger, Associate Editor
Executive Director
Society for Conservation Biology
Ecology, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Aquaculture, Environmental Policy, Citizen Science
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Joachim von Braun, Associate Editor
Professor of Economic & Technological Change
University of Bonn
Social Science, Development, Sustainability, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Food & Nutrition
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Julie A. Winkler, Associate Editor
Michigan State University
Physical Geography, Climate Science, Applied Climatology, Synoptic Climatology, Clime Change Assessments, Climate Change & Agriculture
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Shahid Naeem, Deputy Editor
Professor of Ecology
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Science, Climate Change, Sustainability Science


Julia Clarke, Associate Editor
Professor & Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology
University of Texas at Austin
Avian evolution, avian flight, phylogeny

Michael E. Hochberg, Associate Editor
Institute of Evolutionary Sciences, University of Montpellier (ISEM)
Coevolution, Social Evolution, Cultural Evolution, Cancer Evolution, Specialization
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Robert L. Last, Associate Editor
Barnett Rosenberg Professor
Michigan State University
Plant Biochemistry, Plant Metabolism, Phenomics, Specialized Metabolism, Amino-Acid Metabolism, Photosynthetic Complex Repair
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Yonglong Lu, Associate Editor
Chinese Academy of Science
Human-coupled ecosystems, ecological health impacts and risk assessment of emerging pollutants, environmental sustainability
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Harini Nagendra, Associate Editor
Professor of Sustainability
Azim Premji University
Urban sustainability, ecology and development, land change, biodiversity and conservation, urbanization on ecological sustainability in India

Barry Pogson, Associate Editor
Australian National University
Plant Biology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Natural Variation, Gene Regulation, Small RNAs, Abiotic and Biotic Stresses
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Anthony B. Rylands, Associate Editor
Senior Researcher
Conservation International
Behavior, Conservation, Phylogeny & Phylogeography, Biogeography, Ecology and Taxonomy of Primates

Pierre Taberlet, Associate Editor
LECA, Grenoble
Molecular Biology, Conservation Genetics, DNA Metabarcoding, Intraspecific Phylogeography, Non-invasive Genetic Sampling
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Cedric Tan, Associate Editor
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford
Behavioral Ecology, Conservation biology, Large Carnivore Conservation, Innovative Approaches to Conservation Outreach
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Rachel Wood, Associate Editor
Professor of Carbonate Geoscience
University of Edinburgh
Rise of biomineralization and reef evolution, carbonate diagenesis, modelling of carbonate systems, carbonates and catastrophic change, role of changing sea water chemistry in carbonate production

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Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Deputy Editor
Chairman, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular and Organismal Biology, Physiology, Cancer Research


Laura Attardi, Associate Editor
Professor of Radiation Oncology & Genetics
Stanford University
Radiation oncology, radiation and cancer biology, genetics, p53 tumor suppressor gene

Navdeep S. Chandel, Associate Editor
David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine & Cell Biology
Northwestern Medical School
Lung/chest cancer, immune system, reactive oxygen species (ROS), metabolism, mitochondria
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Richard D. Cummings, Associate Editor
Director, National Center for Functional Genomics & Professor
Harvard Medical School
Glycobiology, cancer biology, developmental biology, roles of glycoconjugates in cancer initiation and metastasis, parasitology, microbial and viral pathogenesis

Lélia Delamarre, Associate Editor
Cancer Immunology Department, Genentech
Cancer immunology, transcription, chromatin, epigenetics, stem cells, T-cell responses
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Luciano Di Croce, Associate Editor
Group Leader
Center for Genomic Regulation
Cancer, epigenetics, gene regulation, molecular basis for epigenetic changes in cancer, oncoproteins, Polycomb complexes, chromatin
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Patrik Ernfors, Associate Editor
Professor of Molecular Neurodevelopment
Karolinska Institutet
Molecular neurobiology, nervous system development and stem cell biology
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Sarah Fortune, Associate Editor
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard University
Antibiotic Resistance, Prokaryotic Genomics, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Cell Biology, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
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Reuben S. Harris, Associate Editor
Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Mutation in immunity and cancer biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, DNA repair and mutation, mutagenesis, gene regulation, stress response, aging
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Christophe Herman, Associate Editor
Associate Professor Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Epigenetic inheritance and phenotypic variability, transcription and translation errors, DNA replication and repair, mutagenesis, gene regulation, stress response, bacterial proteins
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C. David James, Associate Editor
Professor and Vice-Chair of Research
Northwestern University
Brain and nervous system cancer, molecular biology, neuro-oncology, tumor biology, cancer genetics, experimental therapeutics
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Patricia H. Janak, Associate Editor
Professor of Psycology & Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
Behavioral and neural psychology, Pavlovian learning, instrumental learning, dopamine, neural mechanisms underlying drug relapse
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Jan Karlseder, Associate Editor
Donald and Darlene Shiley Chair, Professor
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Telomere function and regulation, genetics, gene mutation, cancer research, cell death
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Robin C. May, Associate Editor
Lister Fellow & Professor of Infectious Diseases
University of Birmingham
Human infectious diseases, molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions, immunology
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Julie Phillippi, Associate Editor
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Vasa vasorum networks in health and disease, aortic wall biology, multi-lineage differentiation of perivascular cells, inject-based growth factor, scaffold-based tissue culture, extracellular matrix signaling in stem cell differentiation of mineralized tissues, vascular wall biology
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Raul Rabadan, Associate Editor
Assistant Professor
Columbia University
Quantitative computational modeling of biomedical problems, systems biology and biomedical informatics, infectious diseases, evolution of cancer genomes, electronic health records

Ray Rezaie, Associate Editor
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cardiovascular Biology Research Program
Cardiovascular research, coagulation, inflammation, clot formation, coagulation proteases and endothelial receptors structure/function
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Leslie Vosshall, Associate Editor
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
The Rockefeller University
Neuroscience, chemosensory cues and modulation of complex behaviors, genetics, behavior, chemoreception, GPCR, human olfactory psychophysics, Drosophila, mosquitoes
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Johnathan R. Whetstine, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Cancer Research, genetics, biochemistry, genomics, how the chromatin microenvironment regulates gene expression
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Philip Yeagle, PhD, Deputy Editor
University of Connecticut
Cell Membrane Structure, Membrane Functions, Lipids, Membrane Proteins, Cholesterol



Vadim Cherezov, Associate Editor
University of Southern California
Structural biology, membrane proteins

Tamás Freund, Associate Editor
Professor, Director
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, scientific computing
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Joerg Graf, Associate Editor
University of Connecticut
Mutation mechanisms, DNA repair mechanisms, Genome instability mechanisms, Cancer Antiviral restriction factors
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Sarah C. Heilshorn, Associate Editor
Associate Professor
Stanford University
Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Polymers, Microfluidics, Synthetic Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Biochemical Engineering
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Mark McNiven, Associate Editor
Mayo Clinic
Cellular Membranes, Cytoskeletal Interactions, Organ-Tissue Function
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Penelope Morel, Associate Editor
University of Pittsburgh
Immunology, Autoimmunity, Mathematical Modeling of Immune Responses, Immunoregulation, T Helper Cell Differentiation
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Trudy Morrison, Associate Editor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
RNA Viruses, Paramyxoviruses, Viral Glycoproteins, Virus Cell Entry, Membrane Fusion, Virus Assembly, Vaccine Development
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Rebecca Page, Associate Editor
Professor of Biology
Brown University (moving to U of AZ)
Alzheimer’s disease, antibiotic resistance, biophysics, brain, cancer, immune system, macromolecular signaling complexes, x-ray crystallography

Gregory A. Petsko, Associate Editor
Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College
Structural biology, protein crystallography, molecular dynamics simulations, enzymology, neurodegenerative diseases
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Christoph F. Schmidt, Associate Editor
Georg August University, Germany
Biophysics, Biological Materials, Active Matter, Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics, Cell Mechanics, Cytoskeletons
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Daniel Starr, Associate Editor
UC Davis
Cell biology, nuclear positioning in cell and developmental biology

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Lynden Archer, Deputy Editor
Professor of Engineering
Cornell University
Polymer Physics; Electrochemical Energy Storage; Complex Fluids Dynamics & Rheology; Nanomaterials Synthesis and Physics



Pulickel Ajayan, Associate Editor
Professor of Engineering
Rice University
Advanced nanomaterials with specific application areas in alternative energy, multifunctional nanocomposites

Julia Chan, Associate Editor
University of Texas at Dallas
Crystal growth, condensed matter, magnetism, superconductivity, intermetallics, crystallography, thermoelectrics, magnetocalorics, energy materials

Maria Flytzani-Stephanopolous, Associate Editor
Professor in Energy Sustainability
Tufts University
Atomic-scale Heterogeneous Catalysis, Single Atom Alloys, Oxidation Catalysis, Selective Hydrogenation, Fuel Processing & Fuel Cells

Eugenia Kumacheva, Associate Editor
University Professor
University of Toronto
Polymer science, nanoscience, microfluidics, polymers in biological systems, and studies of gas-liquid reactions and physical processes in liquid environments

Wilson Poon, Associate Editor
The University of Edinburgh
Soft Matter Physics and Materials, Biological Physics
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John Rogers, Associate Editor
Northwestern University
Materials science, 'soft' materials (polymers, liquid crystals, biological tissues), micro/nanomaterials, biomimetics, bio-inspired and bio-integrated techniques

Xiaoyang Zhu, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry
Columbia University
Light-matter interactions, quasi-particles, optoelectronic processes, photophysical mechanisms as applied to solar energy conversion, many-body interactions in condensed matter

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Margaret Murnane, Deputy Editor
University  of Colorado
Laser, EUV and X-ray science; ultrafast materials science; ultrafast atomic, molecular and optical science; x-ray imaging and spectroscopy



Simon Charles Benjamin, Associate Editor
Professor of Quantum Technologies
Oxford University
New technologies that exploit quantum physics, quantum sensors, quantum communications, quantum computing, energy harvesting

Laura Na Liu, Associate Editor
University of Heidelberg
Metamaterials, Nanoplasmonics & Nanophotonics, Dynamic Plasmonic Nanostructures, Plasmonic Biochemical Sensors

Carmen Menoni, Associate Editor
University Distinguished Professor
Colorado State University
Extreme ultraviolet/soft x-Ray photonics, nano-microscopy, nano-spectrometry, optical inference coatings

Jianwei (John) Miao, Associate Editor
Materials Physics, Nanoscience, Structure Determination, Diffractive Imaging, Electron Microscopy, X-ray/Electron Tomography

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Markus B. Raschke, Associate Editor
JILA, University of Colorado
Nano-optics, ultrafast spectroscopy, laser science, chemical physics, quantum materials
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Vlatko Vedral, Associate Editor
Professor of Quantum Information Science
University of Oxford
Quantum information science, quantum optics, ultracold atoms

Kang Wang, Associate Editor
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Nanoelectrontrics, spintronics & nanomagnetics, non-volatile electronics & low dissipation devices, quantum device & systems

Warren Warren, Associate Editor
Duke University
Chemical physics, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, medical applications

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Jeremy Jackson–Senior Associate Editor
Senior Scientist Emeritus
Smithsonian Institution
Marine Ecology, Paleobiology, Conservation Science



Emily Bernhardt, Associate Editor
Professor of Biology
Duke University
Biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, watershed science; extent to which the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems is being altered by land use change, global change, and chemical pollution

Barbara Block, Associate Editor
Professor of Marine Sciences
Stanford University
Marine biology, ocean life, cellular mechanisms underlying heat management in certain fish, how large pelagic fishes utilize open ocean environment

Robert Dunbar, Associate Editor
Professor of Environmental Earth System Science
Stanford University
Climate dynamics, oceanography, marine ecology, biogeochemistry, global environmental change, air-sea interactions, tropical marine ecosystems, polar climate

Mark Hay, Associate Editor
Professor & Harry & Linda Teasley Chair
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ecology, community ecology, marine ecology, chemical ecology, consumer-prey interactions

Lisa Levin, Associate Editor
Professor, Integrative Oceanography Division
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Effects of ocean acidification and ocean deoxygenation on upwelling ecosystems, ecology of deep-sea reducing environments, wetlands ecology, coastal ecosystems, conservation and sustainability in the deep sea, invertebrates

Madeleine van Oppen, Associate Editor
University of Melbourne
Microbial symbiosis, adaptation, acclimatization, climate change, reef corals, assisted evolugion