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


Pulickel M. Ajayan, Associate Editor
Professor and Chair of Materials Science and Nanoengineering
Rice University
Materials science, chemistry, nanoengineering, allotropes, carbon, graphene, quantum dots, energy storage, sensors, supercapacitors
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Julia Chan, Associate Editor
Professor of Solid State Materials Chemistry
University of Texas at Dallas
Crystal growth, condensed matter, magnetism, superconductivity, intermetallics, crystallography, thermoelectrics, magnetocalorics, energy materials
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Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Tufts University
Heterogeneous catalysis, atom-and nano-scale catalytic materials, fuel processing, fuel cells, environmental catalysis
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Eugenia Kumacheva, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Soft matter, materials, polymers, colloids, self-assembly, gels, microfluids
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Wilson Poon, Associate Editor
The University of Edinburgh
Soft Matter Physics and Materials, Biological Physics
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John A. Rogers, Associate Editor
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Nanomaterials, semiconductor devices, nanofabrication, bio-inspired design, bio-integrated systems
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Xiaoyang Zhu, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry
Columbia University
photophysics, solar energy conversion, ultafast spectroscopy, exciton physics, molecular semiconductors, hybrid semiconductors
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Sarah M. Fortune, PhD, Deputy Editor
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Harvard University
Microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, infectious diseases, prokaryotic, cell biology, genomics

Richard D. Cummings, Associate Editor
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Glycobiology, glycoproteins, lectins, glycans, glycomics, glycoimmunology, inflammation, parasitology, cancer biology, glycocalyx

Reuben S. Harris, Associate Editor
Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
APOBEC, innate immunity, molecular virology, cancer molecular biology, mutation mechanisms, DNA and RNA editing mechanisms, DNA repair
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Christophe Herman, Associate Editor
Associate Professor Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Epigenetic inheritance, phenotypic variability, transcription and translation errors, DNA replication and repair, mutagenesis, gene regulation, stress response, bacterial proteolysis
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Robin C. May, Associate Editor
Professor of Microbiology and Infection
University of Birmingham
Cryptococcus, fungal pathogens, phagocytosis, host-pathogen interactions, macrophage, biology, innate immunity
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Penelope A. Morel, Associate Editor
Professor of Immunology and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Immunology, autoimmunity, T cell immunology, dendritic cells, TCR signaling, cytokines, cancer immunotherapy, vaccine development mathematical modeling of Immune Responses, innate immunity
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Raul Rabadan, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Systems Biology
Columbia University
Quantitative computational modeling of biomedical problems, systems biology and biomedical informatics, infectious diseases, evolution of cancer genomes, electronic health records

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Kip V. Hodges, PhD, Deputy Editor, Editorial Board Chair
Professor of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
Geoscience, astronomy, astrophysics, environmental science, planetary science


Gregory A. Beroza, Associate Editor
Professor of Geophysics
Stanford University
Earthquakes, techniques to analyze seismograms, methods to detect earthquakes
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Paul R. Bierman, Associate Editor
Professor of Geology and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Geomorphology, surface process, human-induced landscape change, cosmogenic isotopes, erosion, geology
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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
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Glenn A. Gaetani, Associate Editor
Associate Scientist of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Experimental petrology and geochemistry, magmatic Processes, biogenic Carbonates
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Chris Garrett, Associate Editor
Professor Emeritus
University of Victoria
Physical oceanography, coastal and ocean engineering, marine pollution, fluid dynamics
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Rachel L. P. Klima, Associate Editor
Senior Staff Scientist of Planetary Exploration
Johns Hopkins University
Infrared spectroscopy, planetary geology, petrology, mineralogy, planetary missions
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David W. Lea, Associate Editor
Professor of Earth Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
Paleoclimatology, climate change, geochemistry, climate policy, paleoceanography, carbon cycle
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Cin-Ty A. Lee, Associate Editor
Professor of Earth Science
Rice University
Igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology, volcanology, geodynamics, planetary geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, ore geology, Earth history, long-term climate
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Jack J. Middelburg, Associate Editor
Professor of Earth Science
Utrecht University
Biochemistry, chemical oceanography, paleoceanography, limnology, food webs, system ecology, sediments
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Wendy R. Panero, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Ohio State University
Geophysics, mineral physics, planetary science, density functional theory, geochemistry, exoplanets
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John Schellnhuber, Associate Editor
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Complex systems dynamics, climate change research, Earth System analysis, sustainability science
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Blair Schoene, Associate Editor
Professor of Geosciences
Princeton University
Petrology, tectonics, geochronology, isotope geochemistry, Earth history
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Dennis F. Zaritsky, Associate Editor
Professor of Astronomy
University of Arizona
Galaxy structure and evolution, dark matter, stellar populations, observational cosmology
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Jeremy Jackson, PhD, Deputy Editor
Senior Scientist Emeritus
Smithsonian Institution
Marine Ecology, Paleobiology, Conservation Science 


Emily S. Bernhardt, Associate Editor
Professor of Biology
Duke University
Biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, watershed biochemistry, aquatic ecosystems, urban ecology
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Barbara A. Block, Associate Editor
Professor of Marine Sciences
Stanford University
Animal physiology, physiological ecology, marine biology, biologging, biological oceanography
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Robert B. Dunbar, Associate Editor
W. M. Keck Professor of Earth System Science
Stanford University
Oceanography, climate science, biogeochemistry, marine ecology, marine geology, glaciology
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Mark E. Hay, Associate Editor
Professor of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ecology, marine ecology, chemical ecology, plant-herbivore, consumer-prey interations
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Lisa A. Levin, Associate Editor
Professor of Biodiversity and Conservation
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Deep-sea biology, ocean deoxygenation, wetlands ecology, population connectivity, methane seeps, oxygen minimum zones, ocean acidification, marine conservation
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Madeleine J. H. van Oppen, Associate Editor
Professor of Bioscience
University of Melbourne
Coral-microbe symbiosis, assisted evolution, coral reef restoration, Symbiodinium, genetic connectivity, environmental virology
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Zakya H. Kafafi, PhD, Deputy Editor
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
Chemistry, computer sciences, condensed matter physics, engineering sciences, materials, mathematical sciences, organic electronics, optoelectronics, photonics


Amanda S. Barnard, Associate Editor
Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader
Theoretical nanoscience, computational nanoscience, computational nanotechnology, computation chemistry, computation physics, computational materials science, data science, data visualisation, materials informatics, cheminformatics
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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
Vice President
SRI International
Solid state physics, semiconductor materials, digital systems, quantum sensor systems and entanglement applications, electromagnetics, micromagnetics, nuclear magnetic resonance, nonlinear systems
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Sherry R. Chemler, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry
University at Buffalo
Organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, chemical catalysis, asymmetric synthesis
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Randall D. Kamien, Associate Editor
Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
Soft matter, statistical mechanics, liquid crystals, materials theory
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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
Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Batteries, supercapacitors, nanomaterials, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrochemical systems
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George G. Malliaras, Associate Editor
Prince Philip Professor of Technology
University of Cambridge
Bioelectronics, neural interfaces, organic electronics 
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Yuji Matsuda, Associate Editor
Professor of Physics
Kyoto University
Superconductivity, strongly correlated electron systems, quantum spin systems, quantum criticality
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Carmen Menoni, Associate Editor
University Distinguished Professor
Colorado State University
Extreme ultraviolet/soft x-Ray photonics, nano-microscopy, nano-spectrometry, optical inference coatings
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Takao Someya, Associate Editor
Professor of Organic Electronics
University of Tokyo
Organic electronics, flexible electronics, printable electronics, wearable electronics, health-monitoring applications
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Alexander Tkatchenko, Associate Editor
Professor of Physics and Materials Science
University of Luxembourg
Chemical Physics, physical chemistry, many-particle systems, non-covalent interactions (van der Waals), 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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Kevin S. LaBar, PhD, Deputy Editor
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Duke University
Cognitive neuroscience, affective science, social neuroscience, psycholoy, clinical neuroscience, brain imaging, learning and memory, psychophysiology


Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Associate Editor
Heidelberg University
Psychiatry, neuroimaging, social cognition, schizophrenia, depression, autism
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Kia Nobre, Associate Editor
Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity
Human cognitive neuroscience, dynamic regulation of perception and cognition, memory, attention
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Lizabeth Romanski, Associate Editor
Associate Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center School
Ventral prefrontal cortex, auditory neuronal mechanisms, vocal and visual communication
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Benjamin Xu, Associate Editor
Program Officer
National Institutes of Health
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Aaron Clauset, Deputy Editor
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
Complex systems, network science, statistical methods, computational biology, computational social science, data science, political conflict, science of science, macroevolution, random walk models
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Mark S. Aldenderfer, Associate Editor
Professor of Anthropology
University of California, Merced
Archaeology, anthropology, human evolution, paleoenvironmental research
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Scott Barrett, Associate Editor
Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics
Columbia University
Environmental and natural resource economics, international relations, collective action, game theory, international negotiations, international agreements, climate change, infectious disease eradication, globalization
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Laeeq Khan, Associate Editor
Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Studies
Ohio University
Social media, engagement, text analytics, survey research, content analysis, online participation motivations, data
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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 E. Unger, Associate Editor
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association
Ecology, conservation, environmental studies, aquaculture, environmental policy, citizen science
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Joachim F. von Braun, Associate Editor
Professor of Economic and Technological Change
University of Bonn
Economic development, trade, agriculture, nutrition, food system, innovation, science policy
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Julie A. Winkler, Associate Editor
Professor of Geography
Michigan State University
Physical geography, climate science, applied climatology, synoptic climatology, climate change assessments, climate change and agriculture
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Warren S. Warren, Deputy Editor
Professor of Chemistry
Duke University
Magnetic resonance, molecular spectroscopy, molecular imaging, ultrafast lasers and applications, quantum optics
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Margaret Murnane, PhD, Associate 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
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Laura Na Liu, Associate Editor
Professor of physics
University of Heidelberg
Metamaterials, nanoplasmonics and nanophotonics, dynamic plasmonic nanostructures, plasmonic biochemical sensors
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Jianwei (John) Miao, Associate Editor
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of California, Los Angeles
Coherent diffractive imaging, atomic electron tomography, X-ray free electron laser and synchrontron radiation applications, structural characterization, electron microscopy and X-ray imaging
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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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Kang L. Wang, Associate Editor
Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Spintronics, skyrmionics, epitaxial growth, nanoelectronics, solid state physics, neuromorphic computing, 2D materials, quantum materials, topological matter, spin wave
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Shahid Naeem, PhD, Deputy Editor
Professor of Ecology
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Science, Climate Change, Sustainability Science


Julia A. Clarke, Associate Editor
Professor and Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology
University of Texas at Austin
Avian evolution, avian flight, phylogeny, vertebrate paleontology, morphological evolution, phylogenetics, Aves, Dinosauria
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Michael E. Hochberg, Associate Editor
Professor of Evolutionary Sciences
Institute of Evolutionary Sciences, University of Montpellier (ISEM)
Coevolution, host-parasite interactions, social evolution, cancer evolution, cultural evolution, drug resistance, bacteria-phage interactions
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Robert L. Last, Associate Editor
Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Michigan State University
Plant biology, plant biochemistry, metabolic evolution, plant biotechnology, plant genetics, secondary metabolism
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Yonglong Lu, Associate Editor
Professor of environmental ecology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ecosystem health, ecological risk assessments, emerging pollutants, sustainable watershed management, marine and coastal ecology, urban ecological planning, environmental management and emergency response
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Harini Nagendra, Associate Editor
Professor of Sustainability
Azim Premji University
Urban ecology, land change science, remote sensing, landscape ecology, common property, social-ecological systems
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Barry Pogson, Associate Editor
Australian National University
Plant science, photosynthesis, plant genetics, plant cell biology, plant physiology
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Anthony B. Rylands, Associate Editor
Senior Researcher
Conservation International
Taxonomy, ecology, conservation, behavior of primates
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Pierre Taberlet, Associate Editor
LECA, Grenoble
Molecular Biology, Conservation Genetics, DNA Metabarcoding, Intraspecific Phylogeography, Non-invasive Genetic Sampling
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Cedric K. W. Tan, Associate Editor
Postdoctoral Researcher in Zoology
University of Oxford
Conservation, behavioral ecology, evolution, carnivore ecology, conservation games
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Rachel A. W. 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 and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular and Organismal Biology, Physiology, Cancer Research


Laura D. Attardi, Associate Editor
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Genetics
Stanford University
p53, tumor suppressor, mouse models, p63, p73, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, transcription factor, apoptosis, cell cycle
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Navdeep S. Chandel, Associate Editor
David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine & Cell Biology
Northwestern Medical School
Mitochondria, cancer metabolism, immunometabolism, ROS, hypoxia
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Lélia Y. Delamarre, Associate Editor
Senior Scientist
Cancer Immunology Department, Genentech
Cancer immunology, vaccine, dendritic cells, T-cell immunity, innate immunity

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Luciano Di Croce, Associate Editor
Professor of Stem Cell, Gene Regulation and Cancer
Center for Genomic Regulation
Gene regulation, chromatin organizations, epigenetics, stem cells
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Patrik Ernfors, Associate Editor
Professor of Molecular Neurodevelopment
Karolinska Institutet
Sensory neurons, pain transduction, neural stem cells, cell-type diversification, glioblastoma
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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 and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
Behavioral neuroscience, neurobiology of learning and memory, motivation, emotion, neurobiology of addiction
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Jan Karlseder, Associate Editor
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Telomerers, DNA damage, senescence, replicative crisis, aging, checkpoints, cell cycle
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Julie A. Phillippi, Associate Editor
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Extracellular matrix, vascular cell biology, cardiovascular disease, free radical biology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biomaterials
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Ray R. Rezaie, Associate Editor
Member of Cardiovascular Biology Research Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Coagulation, inflammation, thrombosis, hemostasis, vascular biology, coagulation proteases, anticoagulantpathways, serine protease inhibitors, protease-activated receptors, signaling
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Leslie B. Vosshall, Associate Editor
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
The Rockefeller University
Neuroscience, genetics, behavior, receptors, olfaction, psychophysics
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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, transcription, tumor heterogeneity, DNA replication
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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
Professor of Chemistry
University of Southern California
Membrane proteins, G protein-coupled receptors, structural biology, X-ray crystallography, Cryo-electron microscopy, time-resolved crystallography
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Tamás F. Freund, Associate Editor
Professor of Experimental Medicine
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Cerebral cortex, inhibition, oscillations, interneurons, GABA, epilepsy, endocannabinoid, signalling neuroanatomy, electrophysiology
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Joerg Graf, Associate Editor
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
Microbiology, symbiosis, pathogenesis, microbial genetics, microbial evolution
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Sarah C. Heilshorn, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Materials Scienec and Engineering
Stanford University
Biomaterials, tissue engineering, protein engineering, biomaterials, gels, regenerative medicine
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Mark McNiven, Associate Editor
Mayo Clinic
Cellular Membranes, Cytoskeletal Interactions, Organ-Tissue Function
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Trudy G. Morrison, Associate Editor
Professor of Microbiology and Physiological Systems
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Virology, RNA viruses, membrane fusion, vaccines, virus receptors, virus assembly, antibody responses to viruses
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Rebecca Page, Associate Editor
Donna B. Cosulich Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Arizona
Signal transduction, phosphatases, kinases, toxins, X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy
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Gregory A. Petsko, Associate Editor
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College
Structural biology, enzymology, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, yeast
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Christoph F. Schmidt, Associate Editor
Professor of Biophysics
Göttingen University (Georgia Agusta University)
Single-molecule biophysics, cell biophysics, active matter, optical trapping, fluorescence microscopy, atomic force microscopy, mechanosensing, microrheology, motor proteins, cytoskeleton
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Daniel A. Starr, Associate Editor
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California, Davis
Cell biology, developmental biology, nucleus, cytoskeleton, organelles, C. elegans
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