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 J. Benson, PhD
Managing Editor, Science Advances



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Ali Shilatifard, PhD
Editor, Science Advances
(Also Deputy Editor working with Dorsett Group Associate Editors. Handles manuscripts in the areas of transcription biology, epigenetics, and cancer)


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Philip Yeagle, PhD
Deputy Editor, see below, and Scientific Integrity Officer



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Lynden Archer, PhD, Deputy Editor (Materials Science & Engineering)
Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
Complex fluid dynamics & rheology, electrochemical energy storage, nanomaterials, polymer physics


Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Tufts University
Heterogeneous catalysis, atom-and nano-scale catalytic materials, fuel processing, fuel cells, environmental catalysis

Mietek Jaroniec, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Kent State University
Adsorption, carbon nanostructures, nanoporous materials, nanoparticles, photocatalysts

Eugenia Kumacheva, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Soft matter, materials, polymers, colloids, self-assembly, gels, microfluids

Detlef Lohse, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Twente
Physics of fluids, convection, drops, bubbles, multiphase flow, microfluidics

David Lou, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Batteries, supercapacitors, nanomaterials, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrochemical systems

Michael C. McAlpine, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
3D printing, electronics, nanomaterials, additive manufacturing, biomedical devices

Wilson Poon, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, The University of Edinburgh
Soft Matter Physics and Materials, Biological Physics

Joseph Prestigiacomo, PhD, Associate Editor
Research Physicist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Superconductivity, magnetism, disordered materials, electrical transport and tunneling phenomenon, 2D and thin film materials, instrumentation

Hajime Tanaka, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
Physics of soft matter, phase separation, critical phenomena, physics of colloidal suspensions, physics of glass transition, liquid-liquid transition

Kang L. Wang, PhD, 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

Denis Wirtz, PhD Associate Editor
Vice Provost for Research and Theophilus Halley Smoot Professor of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Cell biophysics, single molecule manipulation, intracellular particle trafficking, instrument development, tissue engineering, nanotechnology in biology and medicine

Xiaoyang Zhu, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University
photophysics, solar energy conversion, ultrafast spectroscopy, exciton physics, molecular semiconductors, hybrid semiconductors

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Julia Chan, PhD, Deputy Editor (Physical & Materials Science)
Professor of Solid State Materials Chemistry, University of Texas at Dallas
Crystal growth, condensed matter, magnetism, superconductivity, intermetallics, crystallography, thermoelectrics, magnetocalorics, energy materials


Joseph S. Broz, PhD, Associate Editor
Vice President, SRI International
Quantum entanglement, quantum communications, quantum cryptography & sensing, atomic clocks, general entanglement, and Bell’s Theorem

Xueming Yang, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Science & Technology of China
Spectroscopy, photochemistry, astrochemistry, reaction dynamics, chemical kinetics, atmospheric chemistry, surface chemistry

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Aaron Clauset, PhD, Deputy Editor (Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Research)
Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Network science, computer science, data science, machine learning, computational social science, and systems biology


Edoardo Airoldi, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Statistics, Harvard University
Statistics, computer science, machine learning, network science, causal inference, design of experiments

Austin R. Benson, PhD, Associate Editor
Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Network science, data science, machine learning, computational social science, scientific computing

Renaud Lambiotte, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Networks and Nonlinear Systems, University of Oxford
Complex networks, complex systems

Karl Rohe, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Network analysis, graph sampling, community detection, graph contextualizaton, Twitter, statistical machine learning (multivariate methods and clustering)

Emma S. Spiro, PhD, Associate Editor
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Sociology, social networks, computational social science, crisis informatics

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Dale Dorsett, PhD, Deputy Editor (Life Sciences)
Professor, Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Cohesin, transcriptional enhancers, transcriptional insulators, transcription, polycomb complexes, epigenetics, genetics, genomics, developmental biology


Nadav Ahituv, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Functional genomics, gene regulation, human genetics

Laura D. Attardi, PhD, 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

Philip Awadalla, PhD, Associate Editor
Director, Computational Biology, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Genomics, population genetics, population cohorts, cancer, clonal hematopoeisis, epigenetics

Vadim Backman, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
Biophotonics, nanoscale imaging, physical biology of gene expression regulation, optical and molecular technologies for cancer diagnosis and therapeutics, biophysics of cellular nanostructure

Navdeep S. Chandel, PhD, Associate Editor
David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine & Cell Biology, Northwestern Medical School
Mitochondria, cancer metabolism, immunometabolism, ROS, hypoxia

Matthew Deardorff, MD, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine
Dysmorphology, pediatric genetics, rare disease treatment, human developmental disorders

Lélia Y. Delamarre, PhD, Associate Editor
Senior Scientist, Cancer Immunology Department, Genentech
Cancer immunology, vaccine, dendritic cells, T-cell immunity, innate immunity

Luciano Di Croce, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Stem Cell, Gene Regulation and Cancer, Center for Genomic Regulation
Gene regulation, chromatin organizations, epigenetics, stem cells

Patrik Ernfors, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Molecular Neurodevelopment, Karolinska Institutet
Sensory neurons, pain transduction, neural stem cells, cell-type diversification, glioblastoma

Justin Fay, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, University of Rochester
Evolutionary genetics, population genomics, gene regulation, computational biology

Wade Harper, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard University
Ubiquitin, autophagy, protein interactions, protein phosphorylation, proteomics

Ricky Johnstone, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Director of Laboratory Research, Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre
Cancer, epigenetics, tumor immunology

Susan E. Mango, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Harvard University
C. elegans, development, embryogenesis, chromatin, transcription, epithelia

Guillermo Oliver, PhD, Associate Editor
Director, Northwestern University Center for Vascular & Developmental Biology
Vascular and developmental biology, embryogenesis, cellular and molecular mechanisms, organ formation, pathological alterations

Julie A. Phillippi, PhD, Associate Editor
Asst. Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
Vascular biology, extracellular matrix, free radical biology, cardiovascular disease, regenerative medicine/tissue engineering, stem/progenitor cells

Ray R. Rezaie, PhD, Associate Editor
Member of Cardiovascular Biology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Coagulation, inflammation, thrombosis, hemostasis, vascular biology, coagulation proteases, anticoagulant pathways, serine protease inhibitors, protease-activated receptors, signaling

Vinay Tergaonkar, PhD, Associate Editor
Research Director, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
Signalling, NFkB, Cancer, Telomerase

Feng Yue, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Computational biology, 3D genome organization, epigenomics, genomics

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Juan de Pablo, PhD, Deputy Editor (Physical & Materials Science)
Liew Family Professor, The University of Chicago Institute for Molecular Engineering
Simulations, polymeric materials, DNA, protein aggregation


Francesco Paesani, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of California, San Diego
Molecular interactions, solvation phenomena, porus materials, vibrational spectroscopy, quantum effects, data driven molecular models

Robert Riggleman, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Polymer physics, soft matter, glass dynamics, molecular modeling

Alexandre Tkatchenko, PhD, 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

Anatole von Lilienfeld, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Basel
Chemical space, density functional theory, machine learning

Haiyan Wang, PhD, Associate Editor
Turner Chair Professor of Engineering, Purdue University
Thin film epitaxy, functional ceramics, nanocomposites, superconductors, in situ TEM

Shu Yang, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Material Science & Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Controlled synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of materials, polymers, nanostructures; nano- and micropatterning of complex 2D and 3D structures, polymer thin films

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Sarah M. Fortune, MD, Deputy Editor (Life Sciences)
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard University
Microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, infectious diseases, prokaryotic, cell biology, genomics


Thomas Burris, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Washington University and St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Nuclear receptors, drug discovery, metabolic disease, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle

Suzanne Devkota, PhD, Associate Editor
Asst. Professor, Cedars-Sinai
Inflammatory bowel disease, microbiota, microbiome, gut microbiome

Jongyoon Han, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Electrical and Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Microfluidics, bioengineering, separation, electrokinetics,ion transport, bioMEMS

Reuben S. Harris, PhD, 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

Christophe Herman, PhD, 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

Robin C. May, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham
Cryptococcus, fungal pathogens, phagocytosis, host-pathogen interactions, macrophage, biology, innate immunity

Penelope A. Morel, PhD, 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

Alex Shalek, PhD, Associate Editor
Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Asst. Professor, Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Single-Cell Genomics, Technology Development, Systems-Biology, Immunology, Computational Biology, Infectious Disease

Victor Torres, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine
Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, CA-MRSA, toxin, infection, phagocytes

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Karen Gleason, PhD, Deputy Editor (Materials Science & Engineering)
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemical processes, surfaces and interfaces, nanotechnology, organic devices, conducting polymers, vapor deposition and etching


Jane Chang, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Plasma etching, thin film, atomic layer processing, complex oxides

Sherry R. Chemler, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Chemistry, University at Buffalo
Organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, chemical catalysis, asymmetric synthesis

Thomas H. Epps, III, PhD, Associate Editor
Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
Nanostructured polymers, biobased materials, polymer thin films

Reeja Jayan, PhD, Associate Editor
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Materials science and engineering, field-assisted synthesis, flash sintering, additive manufacturing

Shaoyi Jiang, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Washington, Seattle
Biomaterials, biointerfaces, drug delivery, medical devices, biosensing, tissue engineering

Richard Lunt, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Michigan State University
Photovoltaics, light emission, organics, perovskites, quantum dots, thin film growth and epitaxy

Bob Miller, PhD, Associate Editor
Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center
Polymer chemistry, microelectronic materials, battery materials, sensor materials

Alexander Mitsos, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, RWTH Aachen University
Process systems engineering, optimization, energy systems, design

Michael Tsapatsis, PhD, Associate Editor
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Separations, reaction-engineering, nanomaterials, membranes, adsorption, catalysis

Xinghang Zhang, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Purdue University
Mechanical behavior of nanomaterials, radiation damage in nanomaterials, nanomechanics

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Kip V. Hodges, PhD, Deputy Editor (Earth, Space, and Environmental Science & Engineering)
Professor of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
Astronomy, astrophysics, atmospheric science, climate science, geology, ocean science, planetary science and associated engineering disciplines


Paul R. Bierman, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Geology and Natural Resources, University of Vermont
Geomorphology, surface process, human-induced landscape change, cosmogenic isotopes, erosion, geology

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

Paola Cessi, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Physical oceanography, large-scale circulation of the ocean

Kevin P. Furlong, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Geoscience, Penn State University
Plate tectonics, lithospheric geodynamics, earthquake science, thermal geophysics, basin evolution, natural hazards, orogenic systems

John C. Fyfe, PhD, Associate Editor
Senior Research Scientist, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
Climate variability and change, atmospheric and oceanic dynamics, polar variability and change, climate modeling and analysis

Glenn A. Gaetani, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Scientist of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Experimental petrology and geochemistry, magmatic Processes, biogenic Carbonates

Meredith Kelly, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Earth Science, Dartmouth College
Glacial geology, paleoclimate, cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating, lake core analyses, radiocarbon dating, arctic, tropics

Rachel L. P. Klima, PhD, Associate Editor
Senior Staff Scientist of Planetary Exploration, Johns Hopkins University
Infrared spectroscopy, planetary geology, petrology, mineralogy, planetary missions

David W. Lea, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paleoclimatology, climate change, geochemistry, climate policy, paleoceanography, carbon cycle

Cin-Ty A. Lee, PhD, 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

Amanda Lynch, PhD, Associate Editor
Director and Professor, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
Polar climate, sea ice, climate change governance, climate adaptation, regional climate modeling, global climate modeling

Jack J. Middelburg, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Earth Science, Utrecht University
Biochemistry, chemical oceanography, paleoceanography, limnology, food webs, system ecology, sediments

Wendy R. Panero, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University
Geophysics, mineral physics, planetary science, density functional theory, geochemistry, exoplanets

Michael Ritzwoller, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Geophysics, seismology, tomography, inverse problems, earth structure and dynamics

Evan Scannapieco, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Galaxy evolution, cosmology, supernovae, the first stars, astrophysical turbulence, numerical astrophysics

John Schellnhuber, PhD, Associate Editor
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Climate change, Earth system, sustainability science, complex dynamics

Blair Schoene, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Geosciences, Princeton University
Petrology, tectonics, geochronology, isotope geochemistry, Earth history

Paul Wennberg, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, California Institute of Technology
Atmospheric composition, atmospheric chemistry, carbon cycle science

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Jeremy Jackson, PhD, Deputy Editor (Earth & Environmental Sciences)
Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution
Marine ecology, paleobiology, conservation science 



Barbara A. Block, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Marine Sciences, Stanford University
Animal physiology, physiological ecology, marine biology, biologging, biological oceanography

Robert B. Dunbar, PhD, Associate Editor
W. M. Keck Professor of Earth System Science, Stanford University
Oceanography, climate science, biogeochemistry, marine ecology, marine geology, glaciology

Douglas Erwin, PhD, Associate Editor
Curator of Paleozoic Invertebrates, Smithsonian Institution
Paleobiology, evolutionary transitions, evolutionary innovation, developmental invention, climate change, evolution

Mark E. Hay, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Consumer-prey and plant-animal interactions, marine ecology, chemical ecology, coral reefs, coastal ecology

Jennifer Jacquet, PhD, Associate Editor
Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies, New York University
Social science of fisheries, climate change, and the wildlife trade, public goods experiments, tragedy of the commons

Raphael M. Kudela, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Ocean Sciences, University of Santa Cruz
Oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, remote sensing, coastal ecosystems, bio-optics, harmful algae

Lisa A. Levin, PhD, 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

Thorsten Reusch, PhD,
Professor, Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Marine evolutionary biology, marine genomics, host-parasite interactions

Rashid Sumaila, PhD,
Professor, University of British Columbia
Fisheries economics, natural resource economics, ocean policy, bioeconomic modeling, fisheries

Madeleine J. H. van Oppen, PhD, 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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Jonathan N. Katz, PhD, Deputy Editor (Social Sciences)
Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics, California Institute of Technology
Business, economics and management, political science, political economy, statistical methodology


Mark S. Aldenderfer, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Merced
Archaeology, anthropology, paleoanthropology, paleoclimate studies (Holocene)

Larry Blume, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Cornell University
Game theory, computational social science, decision theory

Jennifer Earl, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Arizona
Sociology, law and society, computational social sciences

Diane Ebert-May, PhD, Associate Editor
University Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
Discipline-based education research (STEM)

Benjamin Scheibehenne, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Geneva
Judgment and decision making, consumer behavior, food choice, economic psychology

Joachim F. von Braun, PhD, 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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Kevin S. LaBar, PhD, Deputy Editor (Life Sciences)
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University
Cognitive neuroscience, affective science, social neuroscience, psychology, clinical neuroscience, brain imaging, learning and memory, psychophysiology


Guojun Bu, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Mayo Clinic
Alzheimer's disease, Apolipoprotein E, Microglia, Cerebrovasculatrure, LDL receptors, endocytic trafficking

Jessica Cantlon, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Animal cognition, cognitive development, developmental cognitive neuroscience

Dario Farina, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Imperial College London
Neuroprostheses, motor control, neurorehabilitation, motor neuron, biosignal processing, electromyography

Alex Fornito, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, Monash University
Neuropsychology, magnetic resonance imaging techniques, brain connectivity, genetic basis of brain organization, schizophrenia, neural networks

Todd Hare, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Zurich
Cognitive neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuroimaging

Hailan Hu, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Zhejiang University
Social behavior, depression, ketamine, lateral habenula

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Heidelberg University
Psychiatry, neuroimaging, social cognition, schizophrenia, depression, autism

Akira Sawa, MD, Associate Editor
Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Clinical psychiatry, schizophrenia, mood disorder, molecular neuroscience, social brain, adolescent brain maturation

Jon Simons, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Cambridge
Human cognitive neuroscience, memory, fMRI, neuropsychology, brain stimulation, aging

Heleen Slagter, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Cognitive neuroscience, attention, working memory, consciousness, EEG, fMRI

Li-Hai Tan, PhD, Associate Editor
Director and Principal Investigator, Shenzhen Institute of Neuroscience
Neuroscience, genetics, behavior, receptors, olfaction, psychophysics

Benjamin Xu, PhD, Associate Editor
Program Director, National Institutes of Health
Neuroimaging, FMRI, PET, experimental design, alcoholism

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Shahid Naeem, PhD, Deputy Editor (Earth & Environmental Sciences)
Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Biodiversity science, ecosystem science, climate change, sustainability science


Rick Amasino, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Wisconsin
Plant development, plant gene regulation, plant biochemistry

Emily S. Bernhardt, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Biology, Duke University
Biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, watershed biochemistry, aquatic ecosystems, urban ecology

Julia A. Clarke, PhD, 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

Noah Fierer, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Microbial ecology, soil ecology, microbiome research, plant-soil interactions, microbial biogeography

Mary Lou Guerinot, PhD, Associate Editor
Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor, Dartmouth College
Metal homeostasis, mineral nutrition of plants, plant gene regulation

Michael E. Hochberg, PhD, 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

Thomas Lovejoy, PhD, 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

Yonglong Lu, PhD, 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

Pablo Marquet, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Theoretical ecology, macroecology, complexity science, human ecology, global change

John M. McDowell, PhD, Associate Editor
J.B. Stroobants Professor of Biotechnology, Virginia Tech
Plant-microbe interactions, plant genomics, plant molecular biology, oomycetes, host resistance, pathogen virulence

Anthony B. Rylands, PhD, Associate Editor
Primate Conservation Director, Global Wildlife Conservation
Primates: taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, behavior, conservation

Pierre Taberlet, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, LECA, Grenoble
Molecular Biology, Conservation Genetics, DNA Metabarcoding, Intraspecific Phylogeography, Non-invasive Genetic Sampling

Cedric K. W. Tan, PhD, Associate Editor
Postdoctoral Researcher in Zoology, University of Oxford
Conservation, behavioral ecology, evolution, carnivore ecology, conservation games

Rachel A. W. Wood, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Carbonate Geoscience, University of Edinburgh
Rise of biomineralization and reef evolution, carbonate diagenesis, modeling of carbonate systems, carbonates and catastrophic change, role of changing sea water, chemistry in carbonate production

Xin Zhou, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, China Agricultural University
Insect evolution, phylogenomics, biodiversity, metabarcoding and metagenomics, pollinator and pollination, host-microbiota interactions

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Nicholas Peppas, ScD, Deputy Editor (Life Sciences)
Professor & Director of the Institute for Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine, University of Texas at Austin
Biomaterials; nanomedicine; drug delivery; advanced materials, polymers, and nanotechnology; cellular and biomolecular engineering; computational biomedical engineering and biotechnology


Guillermo Ameer, ScD, Associate Editor
Professor, Northwestern University
Regenerative engineering, wound healing, biomaterials

Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Vascular-targeted drug delivery, nanoparticles, cellular engineering, cell adhesion, immunoengineering, inflammation

Jordan J. Green, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Bioengineering, biomaterials, drug delivery, nanobiotechnology, immunoengineering, gene therapy

Justin Hanes, PhD, Associate Editor
Lewis J. Ort Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Drug delivery, mucosa, eye, brain, nanoparticles

Brendan Harley, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Biomaterials, musculoskeletal regeneration, cancer tissue engineering, stem cells

Helen Lu, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Columbia University
Biomaterials, biointerface, composites, tissue engineering, regenerative engineering, orthopedic and dental

Balaji Narasimhan, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Iowa State University
Biomaterials, nanovaccines, nanomedicine, drug and vaccine delivery

Eleftherios Terry Papoutsakis, PhD, Associate Editor
Unidel Eugene DuPont Chair Professor, University of Delaware
Extracellular vesicles, biomanufacturing, cell therapy, metabolic engineering, cell engineering, stem cell biotechnology

Tatiana Segura, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Duke University
Regenerative engineering, biomaterials, angiogenesis, tissue repair, gene delivery

Johnna S. Temenoff, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Hydrogel, drug delivery, tendon, muscle, cartilage, bone

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John A. Rogers, PhD, Deputy Editor (Physical & Materials Science)
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
Nanomaterials, semiconductor devices, nanofabrication, bio-inspired design, bio-integrated systems


Hong Hua, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of Arizona
Display, virtual and augmented reality, optical engineering, optical imaging, endoscopy, microscopy

George G. Malliaras, PhD, Associate Editor
Prince Philip Professor of Technology, University of Cambridge
Bioelectronics, neural interfaces, organic electronics 

Takao Someya, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Organic Electronics, University of Tokyo
Organic electronics, flexible electronics, printable electronics, wearable electronics, health-monitoring applications

Xuanhe Zhao, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Soft materials, active materials, hydrogels, solid mechanics, bioelectronics, bioadhesion

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Leslie B. Vosshall, PhD, Deputy Editor (Life Sciences)
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor, The Rockefeller University
Neuroscience, genetics, behavior, receptors, olfaction, psychophysics



Nicola Allen, PhD, Associate Editor
Asst. Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Astrocyte, glia, synaptogenesis, astrocyte-synapse interaction, neural development

Frank Bosmans, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Voltage-gated sodium channel, potassium channel, animal toxin, sensory perception

Bonnie Firestein, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Rutgers University
Dendrite branching, schizophrenia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, synaptic plasticity, learning & memory

Samer Hattar, PhD, Associate Editor
Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health
Retina, SCN, ipRGCs, photoreceptors, circadian, sleep

Takaki Komiyama, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, University of California, San Diego
Systems neuroscience, learning, motor system, sensory system, decision making

David Margolis, PhD, Associate Editor
Asst. Professor, Rutgers University
Neural circuit activity, plasticity, cortical neurons, in vivo imaging, learning, sensorimotor behavior

Dragana Rogulja, PhD, Associate Editor
Asst. Professor, Harvard Medical School
Sleep, circadian rhythms, motivation

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Warren S. Warren, PhD, Deputy Editor (Physics)
James B. Duke Professor, Physics, Chemistry, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Biomedical engineering, laser technology, magnetic resonance, molecular spectroscopy, physical chemistry, preclinical & molecular imaging, quantum optics


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

Louis Bouchard, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Physical chemistry, condensed matter physics, tissue engineering, nanomedicine

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, State University of Campinas
Ultrafast phenomena, femtoseconds, lasers, ultrashort pulses, fiber optics, photonics

John Delaney, PhD, Associate Editor
Senior Imaging Scientist, National Gallery of Art
Imaging spectroscopy, applied optics, cultural heritage science, photophysics

Eleni Diamanti, PhD, Associate Editor
Researcher, Télécom ParisTech
Quantum communications, quantum cryptography, quantum networks, quantum photonics, quantum computing, entagled photon sources

Gleb Finkelstein, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, Duke University
Nanoscale electron transport in quantum Hall, Josephson junctions, quantum dots, & topological systems

Ilya Kuprov, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton
Magnetic resonance, computational chemistry, spin dynamics, magnetism

Laura Na Liu, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Physics, University of Heidelberg
Metamaterials and metasurfaces, nanoplasmonics and nanophotonics, DNA nanotechnology, DNA origami

Yuji Matsuda, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Physics, Kyoto University
Superconductivity, strongly correlated electron systems, quantum spin systems, quantum criticality

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

Jianwei (John) Miao, PhD, 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

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

Ryo Okamoto, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, Kyoto University
Quantum optics, quantum metrology, quantum measurement, quantum computing

Markus B. Raschke, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, JILA, University of Colorado Boulder
Nano-optics, ultrafast spectroscopy, laser science, chemical physics, quantum materials

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Philip Yeagle, PhD, Deputy Editor (Life Sciences)
Professor, University of Connecticut
Cell membrane structure, membrane functions, lipids, membrane proteins, cholesterol


Vadim Cherezov, PhD, 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

Ranajeet Ghose, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor, The City College of New York
Eukaryotic and prokaryotic protein kinases, structural biology, NMR spectroscopy, protein dynamics

Sarah C. Heilshorn, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Biomaterials, tissue engineering, protein engineering, biomaterials, gels, regenerative medicine

Mark McNiven, PhD, Associate Editor
Director, Mayo Clinic
Cellular Membranes, Cytoskeletal Interactions, Organ-Tissue Function

Trudy G. Morrison, PhD, 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

Rebecca Page, PhD, Associate Editor
Donna B. Cosulich Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona
Signal transduction, phosphatases, kinases, toxins, X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy

Susan Schroeder, PhD, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
Biophysical chemistry, structural biology, RNA biophysics, RNA structure prediction, RNA thermodynamics, viral RNA

Daniel A. Starr, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis
Cell biology, developmental biology, nucleus, cytoskeleton, organelles, C. elegans

Carolyn Teschke, PhD, Associate Editor
Professor and Associate Department Head, University of Connecticut
Protein biochemistry and biophysics, virus structure and assembly, dsDNA viruses, bacteriophages, bacterial protein secretion, protein folding and assembly