About the Editors
Chief Editor: Anne Mullen
Anne joined Nature Research in January 2019. She has broad experience in human nutrition and a passion for science communication. As Director of Nutrition at The Dairy Council, she commissioned research and communicated evidence on dairy, human nutrition and health to professional and lay audiences. She was a lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London and led research on nutrient-modifiable inflammation in metabolic syndrome, with a special interest in the management of HIV. She collaborated on an intervention with ready-to-use therapeutic food in malnourished HIV-positive Ugandan adults, and as a research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine investigated the effects of a micronutrient-fortified porridge on inflammation and nutrition in HIV-exposed Zambian infants. Anne trained as a dietitian and obtained her PhD in molecular nutrition from Trinity College Dublin. Anne is based in the London office.
Senior Editor: Annisa Chand
Annisa joined Nature Research in March 2019. She completed her Bachelors in Veterinary Sciences and her PhD in Endocrinology at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. During her time at the Royal Veterinary College she conducted research in animal reproduction, sperm cryopreservation and immunology, as well as gaining valuable practical experience in livestock handling and dairy farming. For her doctoral studies she specialised in pituitary gland development and function in zebrafish, looking at the local hormonal regulation of pituitary secretion via the natriuretic peptide system. She went on to do her first postdoctoral position at King’s College London studying neuronal plasticity in olfaction, where she published evidence of a new form of plasticity in olfactory bulb dopaminergic neurons. Prior to joining the Nature Food team, she worked on microglia function in neurodegeneration at the Charité Universitätsmedizin-Berlin. Science communication has long been her passion, having been involved in widening access to veterinary education and organising scientific outreach events for the general public. Annisa is based in the Berlin office.
Senior Editor: Yufang Guo
Yufang joined Nature Research in June 2019. She obtained her Ph.D. in Agronomy from Mississippi State University and did her postdoctoral work at the University of Georgia and Michigan State University. Her research focused on understanding the genetics of agronomic traits for crops using both forward and reverse genetics approaches, and looking for the association of genes or genomic regions with those traits. She led projects on the genomic resource enhancement using various genomic technologies and applied the findings to facilitate the breeding of multiple crops. She also studied the population structure of several important plant pathogens to provide new insights into plant disease management. Yufang is based in the New York office.
Senior Editor: Juliana Gil
Juliana joined Nature Food in 2019. She graduated from the University of Sao Paulo in Environmental Management. She also acquired an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Protection and Agricultural Food Production and completed the Ph.D. program Global Food Security while affiliated to the Institute of Land Use Economics in the Tropics and Sub-tropics at the University of Hohenheim. Throughout her research, she combined quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the links between farm systems, land use change, the diffusion of low-carbon agricultural practices and environmental sustainability. During her post-docs at Boston University and Wageningen University, she conducted studies spanning several socioeconomic and technical factors affecting stakeholders’ decision-making, ultimately aiding the design of solutions for complex, multi-scale problems related to food production and consumption. Her most recent work targeted the development of transformation pathways towards sustainable food systems and the operationalization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Juliana is based in the Berlin office.