About the Editors

Chief Editor: Sebastien Thuault

Sebastien is the launch editor of Nature Aging. Originally from France, he obtained his PhD from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and performed postdoctoral research in neuroscience at Columbia University in New York City. He joined Nature Research in 2011 and served as a Senior Editor at Nature Neuroscience until 2019, when he transitioned to Nature Communications to steer the Neuroscience and Psychology team. In 2018, he worked as a Publishing Manager focusing on the proposal to launch Nature Aging and took over direction of the journal in March 2020. Sebastien’s keen interest in aging originally stemmed from his years of editorial work with neuroscientists studying neurodegenerative disorders, stroke and brain aging. Since joining Nature Aging, he has expanded his knowledge and interests to many other areas of aging research. Sebastien is based in the New York office. You can contact him at s.thuault@us.nature.com.

Senior Editor: Marie Anne O'Donnell

Marie Anne graduated with a PhD from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2003 and moved to New York for post-doctoral work in the Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai. She has extensive experience in immunology and molecular biology, and published research on the cell signaling mechanisms that control cell death, inflammation and innate immune responses. Marie Anne joined Nature Aging in June 2020 after five years as an editor for the Journal of Cell Biology, where she handled manuscripts covering the core cell biological and molecular processes that contribute to aging and aging-related diseases. She continues to handle these topics at Nature Aging, ranging from the core biology of aging and longevity to translational and clinical work on the diseases of aging. Marie Anne is based in the New York office. You can contact her at marie-anne.odonnell@us.nature.com.​

Associate Editor: Briony Jain

Briony completed her PhD with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 2018 before conducting post-doctoral research at Middlesex University in London. She has a multi-disciplinary background, predominantly in the social sciences, with research experience in the fields of gerontology and geriatric medicine, injury prevention, public heath, epidemiology, forensic medicine, criminology, social work and social policy. She is passionate about using and promoting high-quality evidence-based research to improve health and social outcomes for older adults. Briony joined Nature Aging’s editorial team in May 2020 and is based in the London office. You can contact her at briony.jain@nature.com.