About the editors

Natalie de Souza
Nicole Rusk
Allison Doerr
Tal Nawy
Nina Vogt
Rita Strack
Vivien Marx

Natalie de Souza, chief editor


Natalie de Souza obtained her Ph.D. at the Rockefeller University in 2002, employing biochemical, imaging and cell culture-based approaches to study the biogenesis and traffic of oligomeric membrane proteins, in the laboratory of Sandy Simon. She then moved to developmental genetics in the laboratory of Iva Greenwald at Columbia University, where she did post-doctoral work on the regulation of LIN-12/Notch signaling in C. elegans epithelial cells, and its role in cell fate specification. She joined the journal in December 2006.

Contact: n.desouza@us.nature.com



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Nicole Rusk, senior editor


Nicole Rusk obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Vienna with Roland Foisner, studying the cell cycle-dependent regulation of the cytoskeletal protein Plectin. For postdoctoral work she joined Robert Nissenson's laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco, to investigate trafficking and signaling of the G-protein-coupled receptor for parathyroid hormone. Then Nicole moved to the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Research Institute, where she worked as an Assistant Investigator with Marc Symons on characterizing the functions of the lipid phosphatase Synaptojanin 2, an effector of the small GTPase Rac. She joined Nature Methods in May 2004.

Contact: n.rusk@us.nature.com



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Allison Doerr, senior editor


Allison Doerr began conducting research in chemistry as an undergraduate at Vassar College, where she studied polymer synthesis and characterization. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University working in George McLendon's laboratory. There, she studied de novo protein receptor design and investigated protein-ligand interactions using NMR spectroscopy. Allison joined Nature Methods in February 2005.

Contact: a.doerr@us.nature.com



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Tal Nawy, associate editor


Tal Nawy began working on plant development as an undergraduate at McGill University. His Ph.D. research focused on the stem cell niche of plant roots in the lab of Philip Benfey, first at New York University and then at Duke University. He studied domain specification in the early plant embryo at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as a postdoc with Wolfgang Lukowitz, and subsequently worked on root tip regeneration with Kenneth Birnbaum at the New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. He joined Nature Methods in May of 2011.

Contact: t.nawy@us.nature.com



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Nina Vogt, associate editor


Nina Vogt began her research career as an undergraduate at Heidelberg University working with yeast. She conducted her Ph.D. research at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, where she studied mRNA localization in Drosophila with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. She then moved on to Claude Desplan's laboratory at New York University where she established a behavioral assay for color vision in Drosophila. She joined Nature Methods in April 2014.

Contact: nina.vogt@us.nature.com



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Rita Strack, assistant editor


Rita Strack began her research career as an undergraduate studying translational fidelity in yeast. She then went on to obtain her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago. While there, she worked with Benjamin Glick and Robert Keenan engineering improved variants of the red fluorescent protein DsRed, including DsRed-Express2 and E2-Crimson. She also studied the chemical mechanism of chromophore formation in DsRed. She continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow in Samie Jaffrey's laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she developed fluorescent reporters for live-cell imaging of RNA such as Spinach2. Rita joined Nature Methods in November 2014.

Contact: rita.strack@us.nature.com



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Vivien Marx, technology editor


Vivien Marx has written about science, technology and medicine for NPG and media in the US, the UK, Germany, France and Switzerland, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Science, The Lancet, New Scientist, Newsweek/Daily Beast and others. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Bridgewater State University and a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. As a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, she built a robot named Peppy. She joined the team of Nature Methods and Nature in June 2012.

Contact: v.marx@us.nature.com



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