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: 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 R. 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

Associate Editor: George Inglis orcid.org/0000-0002-9069-5242

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. 

Contact: George.Inglis [at] us.nature.com

Associate Editor: Karli Montague-Cardoso orcid.org/0000-0001-6614-9068 

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 and is based in the London office. 

Contact: karli.montague-cardoso [at] nature.com

Associate Editor: Eve Rogers orcid.org/0000-0002-1841-7942

Eve received her PhD from the University of Liverpool, investigating the role of the mechanical environment and circadian rhythm in adult stem cell differentiation. During her postdoctoral studies at UCL, she employed gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR/Cas and lentiviral vectors, in hiPSC and hESC research. Eve joined the editorial team of Communications Biology in January 2021 and is based in the London office.

Contact: eve.rogers.1 [at] nature.com

Associate Editor: Gene Chong orcid.org/0000-0001-7250-4046

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.

Contact: gene.chong [at] us.nature.com