About the editors


Kevin Da Silva, Chief Editor

Before joining Nature Neuroscience in 2016, Kevin Da Silva was a manuscript editor at Nature Medicine for seven years. Kevin received his PhD in neuroscience at the University of Toronto where he studied Alzheimer's disease vaccines with JoAnne McLaurin. He continued his work on neurodegenerative disease as a postdoctoral fellow with Isabelle Aubert at Sunnybrook Research Institute, investigating neurogenesis and cholinergic neuron degeneration in Alzheimer's disease and aging.

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Sebastien Thuault, Senior Editor

Sébastien Thuault obtained his PhD at the University of Bristol, studying the intrinsic and synaptic mechanisms of epilepsy with Graham Collingridge. Before joining Nature Neuroscience, he worked with Steve Siegelbaum and Eric Kandel at Columbia University. There, he focused on the molecular and cellular control of prefrontal cortex function. His research interests range from single-cell computation to the structural and functional organization of neuronal circuits and their role in system function and behavior.

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Leonie Welberg, Senior Editor

Leonie Welberg received her PhD from Edinburgh University and did postdoctoral research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. Her research focused on the role of stress in the etiology of depression in animal models. Prior to joining Nature Neuroscience, she was an editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience from 2006-2014, and a locum manuscript editor at Nature in 2015-2016. Leonie's research interests include psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, neural circuits and systems neuroscience. She is based in the London office.

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Jean Mary Zarate, Senior Editor

Jean Mary Zarate received her PhD from McGill University, where she studied the neural correlates of auditory-motor integration during singing under the supervision of Robert Zatorre. She then moved to a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University, where she investigated the functional roles of the dorsal auditory stream with David Poeppel. Her research interests include cognitive and systems neuroscience, social neuroscience, neuroimaging and transcranial techniques, and network science.

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Neel Dhruv, Associate Editor

Neel Dhruv received his PhD from the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Under the supervision of Peter Lennie, he researched distinctive properties of magnocellular and parvocellular pathways and how they manifest in primary visual cortex of macaque monkeys. He then joined the laboratory of Matteo Carandini at University College London, where he studied the response properties of mouse visual thalamus and cortex, how these properties might depend on brain state, and how adaptation effects accumulate along the visual hierarchy. His research interests include systems neuroscience, circuits, neural computations, and neural correlates of perception.

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Sasha Devore, Associate Editor

Sasha Devore received her PhD from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, where she investigated neural mechanisms for sound localization in the auditory system. She then moved on to Cornell University for postdoctoral training with Christiane Linster, where shestudied neuromodulation of olfactory processing. She then did a second postdoctoral stint with Dmitry Rinberg at New York University where she investigated behavioral state-dependence of olfactory coding. Before joining Nature Neuroscience in 2015, Sasha held an editorial position at Nature Communications. Sasha's research interests are in systems neuroscience, circuits, and the neural basis of behavior.

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Rebecca Wright, Associate Editor

Rebecca Wright received her PhD from the University of Oxford, where she studied intracellular chloride regulation and GABAergic signalling. She then did postdoctoral fellowships in the labs of Anirvan Ghosh at the University of California San Diego and Fred Gage at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she investigated stem cell models of neurocognitive disorders. Rebecca became an editor at Nature Communications, prior to joining Nature Neuroscience in 2016. Her research interests include cellular and molecular neuroscience, synaptic regulation, and neurodegeneration. Rebecca is based in London, UK.

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Shari Wiseman, Associate Editor

Shari Wiseman received her PhD from Yale University, where she worked with Dr. Angus Nairn. She employed biochemical, proteomic, and behavioral approaches to examine signal transduction mechanisms that regulate neuronal protein synthesis. She then went on to postdoctoral research at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School investigating animal models of autism spectrum disorders, followed by additional postdoctoral training in Dr. Stephen Moss's lab at Tufts University, where she studied the regulation of GABAB receptors by excitotoxic stimuli. Her research interests include cellular and molecular neuroscience, genetics/genomics, and addiction.

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