Editors

Our in-house editors are PhD-level scientists with research experience. All in-house editors work full-time for the journal to oversee the review process, handle manuscripts as primary editors, liaise with our Editorial Board Members and enforce journal policy. Editors also engage in other activities on behalf of the journal, such as attending and organizing conferences and meeting with scientists at their institutions. 

In-house editors work closely with our Editorial Board Members to ensure that all manuscripts are subject to the same editorial standards and journal policies. 

Chief Editor: Brooke LaFlamme orcid.org/0000-0003-3010-4209  

Brooke received her PhD in Genetics from Cornell University, where she studied the regulation and function of proteases in Drosophila seminal fluid. She then conducted her postdoctoral research at Weill Cornell Medical College before joining the editorial team of Nature Genetics in 2013. In 2017, she left Nature Genetics to become Chief Editor for the launch of Communications Biology. Brooke is based in the New York office.

Contact: brooke.laflamme [at] us.nature.com

Deputy Editor: Christina Karlsson Rosenthal orcid.org/0000-0002-3982-1784

Christina Karlsson Rosenthal received her PhD in Medical Cell Biology from Uppsala University for studies of cellular senescence and carried out postdoctoral work on mitosis at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, UK. Christina directed her own research group focused on cell cycle control at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm before moving back to the UK and turning to publishing. She joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in 2019 after over ten years as an editor at Nature Cell Biology and is based in the London office. Christina took on the role of Deputy Editor in January 2020. 

Contact: c.karlsson-rosenthal [at] nature.com

Senior Editor: Jung-Eun Lee orcid.org/0000-0003-0184-3440 

Jung-Eun received her PhD in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and conducted her postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan. Her postdoctoral research focused on aging and the mechanisms by which protein restriction regulates innate immunity in Drosophila. She also has research experience in stress signaling, apoptosis, metabolism and circadian biology. Jung-Eun joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in September 2017 and is based in the New York office.

Contact: jung-eun.lee [at] nature.com

Associate Editor: Yomayra Guzmán orcid.org/0000-0003-4802-8304

Yomayra received her PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University where she studied the molecular mechanisms involved in social modulation of anxiety. She conducted postdoctoral work at the same institution and collaborated with the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Arizona to characterize a genetic mutation responsible for neurodevelopmental delays. As a senior research scientist, Yomayra worked alongside biochemists and immunologists at New York School of Medicine to develop and test novel molecular vehicles that can deliver therapeutic agents inside the neuronal cytoplasm. Yomayra joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in May 2018 and is based in the New York office.

Contact: yomayra.guzman [at] nature.com 

Associate Editor: Anam Akhtar orcid.org/0000-0002-8820-8468

Anam received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Middlesex University, designing targeted liposomal constructs for selective drug delivery to HPV infected cancers. She also has research experience in genetics and the design of polymer and inorganic nanoparticles and their applications. Anam joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in July 2019 and is based in London office.

Contact: anam.akhtar [at] nature.com

Associate Editor: Caitlin Karniski orcid.org/0000-0002-1377-5118

Caitlin received her PhD in Biology from Georgetown University, where she studied the evolution of menopause in mammals and the effects of senescence on reproduction and behavior in bottlenose dolphins Tursiops aduncus. She also has research experience in anthropogenic impacts on behavior and physiology. Caitlin joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in January 2020 and is based in the New York office.

Contact: caitlin.karniski [at] us.nature.com

Associate Editor: Luke Grinham orcid.org/0000-0001-5583-8052

Luke received his PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Cambridge, where he studied the functional ecomorphology and evolution of facultative bipedality in archosaurs and lepidosaurs. He also has research experience in locomotor biomechanics of other vertebrate groups, including big cats and giraffes. Luke joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in May 2020 and is based in the London office.

Contact: luke.grinham [at] nature.com