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: Christina Karlsson Rosenthal
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 and became the Chief Editor in June 2022.
Deputy Editor: Karli Montague-Cardoso
Karli received her PhD in Neuroscience in 2011 from University College London, where she identified potential therapeutic targets for Motor Neuron Disease, with a focus on calcium signalling and endoplasmic reticulum stress. She carried out her postdoctoral work at King’s College London, investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing embryonic cranial nuclei development. She then moved on to focus on neuroimmune interactions underlying different forms of chronic pain, with a focus on chemotherapy pain and arthritic pain. She also has research experience in mitochondrial biogenesis, microRNA signalling, cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology and pharmacology. Karli joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in October 2020. She is also Consulting Editor for Communications Medicine and Advisory Editor for npj Aging and carried out a 6-month secondment at Nature Neuroscience. She was promoted to Deputy Editor at Communications Biology in August 2022. She is based in the London office.
Deputy Editor: Manuel Breuer
Manuel received his PhD from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, working on acentrosomal spindle assembly in mouse oocytes. For his postdoctoral work at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology in Edinburgh, he studied chromatin compaction and the nuclear periphery in Drosophila. In 2016, he became Features & Reviews Editor at Journal of Cell Science before moving to The FEBS Journal as Deputy Editorial Manager. Manuel joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in November 2021 and was promoted to Deputy Editor in August 2022. He is based in the London office.
Senior Editor: Anam Akhtar
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 the London office.
Senior Editor: Luke R. Grinham
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.
Senior Editor: George Inglis
George received his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University, where he studied mouse models of voltage-gated sodium channel dysfunction and epilepsy. He also has research experience in epigenomics and in vitro models of neuronal development. George joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in September 2020 and is based in the New York office.
Associate Editor: Gene Chong
Gene received his PhD in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, where he used molecular dynamics simulations and multiscale modeling to study the design and interactions of nanoparticles with biomolecules. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, using computational methods to investigate glycobiology, antibody design, and immune receptor signaling. Gene joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in August 2021 and is based in the New York office.
Associate Editor: Joao Valente
Joao received his PhD in Neuroscience in 2015 from Imperial College London, where he conducted pharmacological studies investigating the analgesic potential of endocannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain. He then moved to King’s College London where he studied the role of inflammatory cells in the disease progression of rheumatological diseases. Joao also has research experience in physiology and metabolism. Joao joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in May 2022 and is based in the London office.
Associate Editor: David Favero
David received his PhD in Molecular Plant Sciences from Washington State University, where he studied how seedling photomorphogenesis is regulated by transcription factors in Arabidopsis. He then continued to investigate the molecular mechanisms that regulate photomorphogenesis through postdoctoral research at RIKEN in Yokohama, Japan. He also has research experience in plant regeneration as well as the use of molecular markers for genetic mapping of disease resistance. From 2020-2021, he served as an Associate Features Editor with Plant Physiology. David joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in August 2022 and is based in the New York office.
Associate Editor: Tobias Goris
Tobias completed his PhD on oxygen-tolerant hydrogenases from Knallgasbacteria at the Humbold-University of Berlin. He then proceeded to study anaerobic microbial respiration in Jena, working with organohalide-respiring bacteria. After that, his subject was the flavonoid conversion capabilities of human gut bacteria at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbrücke. Tobias joined Communications Biology in February 2023 and is based in the Berlin office.