Editors

Chief Editor | Health and Clinical Sciences: Nathalie Le Bot
Nathalie joined Nature Communications in 2019 after 14 years on the editorial teams of Nature Cell Biology and Nature. She studied molecular and cell biology at the ENS-Ulm in Paris, and joined the EMBL graduate programme in Heidelberg in 1995. She also carried out postdoctoral work at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge. She oversees the journal’s content in health and clinical sciences as well as in human behavior. She is based in London.

E-mail: n.lebot#nature.com*

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Chief Editor | Biological Sciences: Stephane Larochelle
Stéphane was an editor with Nature Structural & Molecular Biology prior to joining Nature Communications in 2014, where he led the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology team from 2017-2022. He received his PhD in molecular biology from McGill University in Montreal, followed by post-doctoral work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Stéphane oversees the journal’s content in basic biological, biochemical and biophysical sciences, as well as in ecology and evolution. He is based in the New York office.

E-mail: stephane.larochelle#us.nature.com*

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Chief Editor | Chemistry and Biotechnology: Enda Bergin
Enda joined Nature Portfolio in 2013 as an editor and later team manager at Nature Communications. In 2017 he successfully launched Nature Catalysis, and was Chief Editor for 3 years. In 2020 he returned to Nature Communications as Chief Physical Sciences Editor. Prior to joining the Nature Portfolio he had obtained a PhD in chemistry at University College Dublin, and carried out research at MIT, the University of Cambridge and UEA. He was an Assistant Professor in organic chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, and subsequently worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry across the inorganic chemistry titles. Enda oversees the chemistry and biotechnology content at the journal. He is based in London.

E-mail: Enda.Bergin#nature.com*

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Chief Editor | Physics and Earth Sciences: Prabhjot Saini
Prabhjot joined Nature Communications in January 2016, after completing her PhD and postdoctoral placement at Imperial College London. Her research focused on the synthesis of catalysts for copolymerization reactions to produce sustainable oxygenated polymers. Prabhjot led the Bio and Organic Chemistry team from 2017-2022 prior to becoming Chief Editor. She oversees the journal’s content in the physical and earth sciences and is based in the London office.

E-mail: prabhjot.saini#nature.com*

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OUR TEAMS

QUANTUM, ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS TEAM

Our team handles manuscripts across a wide variety of topics in physics; from fundamental concepts and proposals to experimental investigations with an applied and engineering emphasis. Our members have diverse and interdisciplinary research backgrounds and collectively we handle the areas of quantum, atomic, plasma, nuclear and high-energy physics, optics, and acoustics.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Lina Persechini
Lina completed her PhD in Trinity College, Dublin. Her doctoral research involved the use of linear and non-linear optical techniques for the study of plasmonic and chiral nanostructures. For her post-doctoral studies she joined Dublin Institute of Technology to develop a holographic label against counterfeiting. She then moved to the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton where she investigated the deposition of materials in micro-structured optical fibres for the study of non-linear optical phenomena. Lina handles manuscripts in various areas of photonics and metamaterials and she is based in the London office.

E-mail: lina.persechini#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Marco Bentivegna
Marco completed his MS in particle physics and his PhD in quantum information and quantum optics in Sapienza University of Rome. For his doctoral research, he worked on quantum computation and simulation using integrated photonic circuits. His post-doctoral appointment involved performing experiments on quantum nonlocality and contextuality. He handles manuscripts in quantum information, computation and communication, fundamental aspects of quantum theory, information theory and high energy physics. Marco is based in the London office.

E-mail: marco.bentivegna#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Bishwanath Gaire
Bishwanath has MS in plasma physics from Tribhuvan University and PhD in physics from Kansas State University. His doctoral research was on laser induced molecular fragmentation using coincidence momentum imaging technique. He continued research on photon-matter interaction using X-rays as a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is based in New York office and handles manuscripts in nuclear, atomic, molecular, optical and plasma physics.

E-mail: bishwanath.gaire#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Cristiano Matricardi
Cristiano joined Nature Communications in February 2021. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Camerino and a MSc in physical and inorganic chemistry from the University of Pavia. He obtained his PhD from the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CISC), with a thesis on hybrid plasmonic-photonic nanostructures for enhanced spectroscopies. After his doctorate, Cristiano worked as an Assistant Editor for MDPI in Barcelona. As a member of QUAMO, he will be primarily handling manuscripts in the areas of topological photonics, nonlinear optics and lasing.

E-mail: cristiano.matricardi#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Ahne Myklatun

Ahne joined Nature Communications in January 2019. After receiving a MSc in biophysics and medical technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, she obtained her PhD from the Technical University Munich. The project and the follow up postdoctoral research was performed in an interdisciplinary collaboration at the Helmholtz Centre Munich, where she investigated the neurobehavioural responses of animal models to electromagnetic fields. Ahne handles manuscripts on imaging and biosensing. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: ahne.myklatun#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Rakesh Rana

Rakesh joined Nature Communications in July 2022. He received his PhD in Physics from the IISER Bhopal, India. His doctoral work investigated low energy excitations in correlated oxides using Terahertz spectroscopy and the exchange bias effect in oxide thin films. He then joined Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf for his post-doctoral research on the generation and utilization of broadband and narrowband Terahertz pulses to study different functional materials. Rakesh handles manuscripts on materials for optics, integrated optics, terahertz optics, and engineering. He is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: rakesh.rana#nature.com*

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CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY TEAM

The condensed matter physics team handles manuscripts ranging from the most fundamental aspects of many-body physics, superconductivity, spintronics, and topological matter to two-dimensional materials, magnetic materials, and complex oxides. The team also has a dedicated editor handling astronomy content.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Silvia Milana
Silvia joined Nature Communications in December 2015. She graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria in Italy, followed by a PhD from the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge. She stayed on as a Research Associate at the Cambridge Graphene Centre and a Junior Research Fellow to do postdoctoral work on light-matter interaction in 2D materials and plasmonic nanostructures. She handles manuscripts on physics of two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures. Silvia is based in the London office.

E-mail: silvia.milana#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Samuel Bladwell
Samuel joined Nature Communications in May 2020 as Locum Editor. He completed his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics at the University of New South Wales, focusing on strongly spin-orbit coupled systems. He continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at UNSW/ARC CoE in Future Low Energy Electron Technologies (FLEET). Samuel is based in the London office and handles submissions covering magnetic materials and spintronics.

E-mail: samuel.bladwell#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Antonio Fornieri

Antonio joined Nature Communications in August 2020 from Nature Materials. He received a first degree in Physics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and a MSc in Physics from the University of Pisa in Italy. He completed his PhD at Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, with a thesis on electronic thermal transport in superconducting circuits. He then carried post-doctoral work on topological superconductivity in two-dimensional superconductor/semiconductor heterostructures at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He handles manuscripts on (opto-)electronic solid-state devices based on 2D materials, and is based in the London office.

E-mail: antonio.fornieri#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Nilda Oklay-Vincent
Nilda joined Nature Communications in September 2018. She graduated from both the Astronomy and Space Sciences Department and the Physics Department of Istanbul University. She investigated spectropolarimetric properties of unresolved magnetic features of the Solar photosphere in the International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science, and obtained a PhD from the Physics Department of University of Göttingen. She then moved to the planetary department of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research to join the Rosetta mission. After the mission, she continued working on the spacecraft data in the Asteroids and Comets department of German Aerospace Center Institute of Planetary Research. She handles astronomy manuscripts, and is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: nilda.oklay-vincent#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Anna Pertsova
Anna joined Nature Communications in June 2020. She obtained her MS degree from Moscow State University, followed by a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics at Trinity College Dublin. During her postdoctoral appointments at Linnaeus University and Nordita, she worked on topics related to topological and Dirac materials, including impurity effects, quantum transport phenomena and non-equilibrium dynamics. Anna handles manuscripts in the areas of many-body solid-state physics, strongly correlated materials, phase transitions, and solid-state qubits. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: anna.pertsova#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Paul Wiecki
Paul joined Nature Communications in October 2021. He conducted his doctoral work at the Ames Laboratory and received a PhD in condensed matter physics from Iowa State University. He continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). His research background is in unconventional superconductivity, using both nuclear magnetic resonance and strain-dependent techniques. Paul handles manuscripts in a variety of areas of condensed matter physics including superconductivity, collective phenomena and moiré superlattices. He is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: paul.wiecki#springernature.com*

Senior Editor: Jiajun Zhu
Jiajun joined Nature Communications in September 2019. He received his PhD in microelectronics from East China Normal University including an exchange experience at the University of Cambridge. He continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, and the University of Manchester, investigating the optical and electronic properties of ferroelectrics, topological insulators, and ultrathin materials. He handles manuscripts on ferroelectrics, multiferroics, oxides, and semiconductor physics. He is based in the Shanghai office.

E-mail: jiajun.zhu#nature.com*

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APPLIED PHYSICS TEAM

The applied physics and mathematics team handles manuscripts exploring fundamental principles in physics and mathematics disciplines to tackle real world problems and technological challenges, including but not limited to electronics, photovoltaics, semiconductors, multiferroics, glasses, colloids, liquid crystals, microfluidics, complex networks, neuromorphic engineering and artificial intelligence. Team members have diverse backgrounds in physics, materials science, mathematics and electrical engineering.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Congcong Huang
Congcong became a member of the Nature Communications team in June 2012. A graduate of Peking University in China, Congcong obtained a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge, followed by her subsequent postdoctoral research at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. She currently oversees the contents published by the applied physics and mathematics team. Congcong is based in the Shanghai office.

E-mail: c.huang#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Selina La Barbera
Selina joined Nature Communications in October 2018. A graduate of Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy and Paris Diderot University in France, she obtained a PhD in Electronics Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnologies from the University of Lille1 in France. She continued postdoctoral research in the field of emerging memories for Neuromorphic applications at CEA-Leti in France. Selina currently handles manuscripts from the areas of semiconductor physics, flexible and optoelectronics and MEMS/NEMS/integrated circuits. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: selina.labarbera#springernature.com*

Associate Editor: Natalie Lok Kwan Li
Natalie joined Nature Communications in March 2022. After obtaining her PhD in Inorganic, Organometallics and Material Chemistry from the University of Hong Kong, she continued postdoctoral research with related expertise in the design, synthesis and investigation of luminescent organic and metal-containing emitters and their applications in optoelectronic devices. She currently handles manuscripts on photovoltaics and optoelectronics. Natalie is based in the London office.

E-mail: natalie.li#springernature.com*

Senior Editor: Iryna Omelchenko
Iryna Omelchenko joined Nature Communications in April 2020. After receiving a Diploma in applied mathematics from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in Ukraine, she obtained her PhD in mathematics and physics from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Iryna continued her research at the Technical University of Denmark, Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Potsdam University in Germany, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, and at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her background covers the theory of dynamical systems, complex networks, collective phenomena, synchronization, spatio-temporal patterns in networks, and their control. Iryna handles manuscripts on networks and data science, she is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: iryna.omelchenko#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Emanuele Poliani
Emanuele joined Nature Communications in August 2021. He completed his PhD in Nanostructures and Nanotechnology at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He carried out research at National Research Council of Italy, Technical University Berlin and University of Manchester on near-field light-matter interaction, semiconductor nanostructures, photovoltaic materials, self-assembling polymers, carbon allotropes, and plasmonic nanostructures. He currently handles manuscripts on optoelectronics, in-sensor computing, photodetectors and quantum dots. Emanuele is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: emanuele.poliani#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Anjali Sharma
Anjali joined Nature Communications in June 2022. After obtaining her PhD in liquid crystals from the University of Luxembourg, she joined Brandeis University as a postdoctoral associate with expertise in DNA nanostructures. She currently handles manuscripts on soft matter physics. Anjali is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: anjali.sharma#springernature.com*

Senior Editor: Cephas Small
Cephas joined Nature Communications in October 2017. After obtaining a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, he continued postdoctoral research in the field of organic electronics at Imperial College London’s Centre for Plastic Electronics. Cephas currently handles content covering organic electronics, flexible electronics, and thermoelectrics. He is based in the London office.

E-mail: cephas.small#nature.com*

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MATERIALS SCIENCE, INORGANIC MATERIALS, NANOSCALE & PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

The team handles content across the areas of inorganic, physical, analytical, and computational chemistry; chemical nanoscience; solid-state and materials chemistry; and materials science.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Margherita Citroni
Margherita joined Nature Communications in February 2018. She received her PhD in physics and chemistry of materials and in atomic and molecular spectroscopy from the University of Florence (Italy) and University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI. She has worked at the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy in Florence as post-doc and assistant professor; her research was focused on chemical and physical transformations of molecular systems under high pressure. She handles papers in the field of physical chemistry. Margherita is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: margherita.citroni#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Sumin Jin

Sumin joined Nature Communications in November 2020. She received her MS and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering at McGill University and Carnegie Mellon University. She has research experience in nanomechanics, materials characterization, and carbon nanomaterials. As an editor, she handles manuscripts in the field of materials science, primarily in metallurgy and ceramic materials. Sumin is based in the New York office.

E-mail: sumin.jin#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Harry Geddes

Harry joined Nature Communications in January 2022. He received his DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Oxford, and continued to work in Oxford as a postdoctoral research fellow. His research focussed on the structural characterisation of complex and disordered materials using advanced scattering and spectroscopic techniques, and developing data analysis approaches. As an editor, he handles manuscripts on inorganic materials chemistry. Harry is based in our London office.

E-mail: harold.geddes#springernature.com*

Associate Editor: Christian Kuttner

Christian joined Nature Communcations in December 2021. After completing his PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Bayreuth in the field of colloid and interface science, he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bayreuth, the TU/IPF Dresden, and the CIC biomaGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain), where he investigated optically functional nanomaterials and chemical processes at functionalized nanosurfaces and their application to ultrasensitive sensing, photothermal heating, and photocatalysis. Christian is based in the Berlin office and handles physical chemistry, including the intersection with nanomaterials.

E-mail: christian.kuttner#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Gustavo Tontini

Gustavo joined Nature Communications in June 2021. He graduated in Physics and obtained a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil. As a researcher, he actively participated in large-scale multidisciplinary academy-industry projects developing novel materials for compressors, with emphasis in the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured metal and ceramic materials. He also conducted postdoctoral research on 2D materials synthesis and processing for energy storage devices at the University of Manchester, UK. He handles manuscripts on applied materials and materials engineering. Gustavo is based in the London office.

E-mail: gustavo.tontini#nature.com*

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BIO- AND ORGANIC CHEMISTRY TEAM

The team handles content spanning organic, biological, and nanoscale chemistry, including homogeneous catalysis, functional organic materials, chemical soft matter, biomaterials and chemical biology.

Associate Editor: Majda Bratovič
Majda studied molecular biology at the University of Zagreb and completed her PhD at the Humboldt University of Berlin. During her PhD she investigated the biochemistry of bacterial CRISPR-Cas systems, and identified and characterized an enhanced specificity Cas9 protein. She handles manuscripts in the fields of chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, protein chemistry and prebiotic chemistry and is based in Berlin.

E-mail: majda.bratovic#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Robert Guilliatt
Robert started his editorial career joining Nature Communications in August 2017. He obtained his degree in Nanoscale Science and Technology and his PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine from the University of Leeds. He handles papers at the interface of the physical and life sciences related to biomaterials, nanoparticle/drug delivery and biochemical/chemical and materials based sensors. Robert is based in the London office.

E-mail: robert.guilliatt#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Johannes Kreutzer
Johannes joined Nature Communications in September 2017 as an Associate Editor. With a PhD in materials chemistry and a background in photopolymerization, he handles manuscripts on chemical soft matter and advanced organic functional materials. Johannes is based in the London office.

E-mail: johannes.kreutzer#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Jamal Malik
Jamal joined Nature Communications in March 2021. He received a PhD in chemistry from the Scripps Research Institute in 2015, where he studied the mechanism of copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition. His postdoctoral work, carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, focused on kinetics studies of photocatalytic nickel reactions. He handles organic chemistry papers for the journal and is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: jamal.malik#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Joan Serrano-Plana

Joan joined Nature Communications in May 2020. He pursued his PhD in chemistry at University of Girona, where he worked with bioinspired metal complexes for O2 activation and hydrocarbon oxidation. During that period, he was also a visiting student at University of Minnesota. He continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Basel, where he focused on developing artificial metalloenzymes. He handles manuscripts in the field of inorganic chemistry, including metal complexes, coordination compounds, and organometallics. Joan is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: joan.serranoplana#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Francesco Zamberlan
Francesco joined Nature Communications in October 2021. After completing his PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Ferrara on non-natural amino acids synthesis, he carried on postdoctoral work at the University of Nottingham, studying enzyme-responsive MRI biosensors and near-infrared bioimaging nanoparticles. He then moved to the University of Glasgow to work on fluorescent sensor arrays for liver fibrosis detection. He currently handles manuscripts in chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, protein chemistry and prebiotic chemistry and is based in London.

E-mail: francesco.zamberlan#nature.com*

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ENERGY MATERIALS TEAM

The team handles content encompassing chemical energy storage and conversion, energy harvesting, catalysis for energy and heterogeneous catalysis, as well as physical and analytical chemistry.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Prateek Dongare
Prateek has a background in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, artificial photosynthesis, and mechanistic photochemistry. Prateek begun his editorial career at our sister journal Communications Chemistry and subsequently moved to Nature Communications. He received his PhD degree from Memorial University, Canada followed by post-doctoral positions at Uppsala University in Sweden and The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In addition to the team management responsibilities, Prateek handle papers dealing with fundamental and mechanistic insights of energy materials and also submissions in all areas of the team’s remit. Prateek is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: prateek.dongare#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Long Chen
Long joined Nature Communications in June 2017. He earned a PhD in physical chemistry from University of Chinese Academy of Science, and subsequently gained postdoctoral experience from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Texas A&M University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with his research focused on surface science and heterogeneous catalysis. Long is based in the New York office, handling manuscripts in the areas of heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis.

E-mail: long.chen#springernature.com*

Senior Editor: Rinaldo Raccichini

Rinaldo earned his doctorate from the University of Münster for work on the synthesis and electrochemical characterisation of active materials for metal-ion batteries and supercapacitors, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Southampton on the study and characterisation of electrolytes and electrodes for battery applications. He then worked at the UK National Physical Laboratory as an electrochemical energy storage higher research scientist. Rinaldo is based in the Berlin office where he handles submissions in the area of solid state batteries and electrode design.

E-mail: rinaldo.raccichini#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Sara Renfrew

Sara joined Nature Communications in November 2021. She completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley on Li-ion batteries and later a postdoctoral appointment at the Technical University in Berlin on electrochemical CO2 capture. Sara handles submissions related to batteries and supercapacitors and is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: sara.renfrew#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Eric Piechota
Eric joined the Nature Communications team in 2021. He received a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied electron transfer mechanisms in ruthenium-based chromophores used in dye-sensitized solar energy conversion schemes. After, he performed postdoctoral research at The Ohio State University where he investigated excited-state deactivation of metal complexes used as phototherapeutic agents. Eric is based in the New York office and handles manuscripts relating to electro and photocatalysis.

E-mail: eric.piechota#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Mo Qiao
Mo joined Nature Communications in January 2020. She received her PhD from Queen Mary University of London before taking a postdoctoral position at Imperial College London. Her background is in chemical engineering and materials science. Her research experience includes electrocatalysis and analysis of materials for energy storage. Mo is based in the London office, handling manuscripts in the broad energy storage field.

E-mail: mo.qiao#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Adam Weingarten
Adam joined Nature Communications in July 2017. He received his PhD from Northwestern University for his work on supramolecular, chromophore-based materials for solar-to-fuel energy conversion. For his postdoctoral work at Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev, he investigated the water-splitting catalysis and photochemistry of inorganic polyoxoanions. Adam handles chemistry-related manuscripts that involve electrocatalytic and photocatalytic applications. Adam is based in the New York office.

E-mail: adam.weingarten#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Ronghuan Zhang
Ronghuan earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Oxford. She then moved to France for postdoctoral experience in Solid State Chemistry and Energy lab at Collège de France, Paris. Her research background includes electronic and magnetic properties of metal oxide, solid state chemistry, and water electrocatalysis. Ronghuan handles submissions related to energy harvesting and fuel cells. Ronghuan is based in our Berlin office.

E-mail: ronghuan.zhang#nature.com*

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY TEAM

The biochemistry and molecular biology team handles a broad range of manuscripts which aim to decipher the molecular mechanisms underpinning cellular physiology, from large scale epigenetics and proteomics down to the structure and biophysics of single proteins.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Philip Lössl
Philip joined Nature Communications in July 2017. He studied biochemistry at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, focusing on cross-linking mass spectrometry for his Master's thesis. He then earned his PhD at Utrecht University, applying mass spectrometry approaches to study protein structures, modifications and interactions. Philip handles submissions in the areas of proteomics and biomolecular mass spectrometry, structural biology, as well as the biochemistry of signalling and the regulation of post-translation modifications. Philip is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: philip.loessl#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Poonam Bheda
Poonam joined Nature Communications in October 2020. She obtained her PhD from Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, applying biophysical and biochemical methods to study chromatin modifications. She continued to study chromatin-based transcriptional regulation in single cells during her postdoc at IGBMC and Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen. Poonam handles submissions covering molecular biology and biochemistry of chromatin and transcription. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: poonam.bheda#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Minju Ha
Minju joined Nature Communications in July 2018. She completed her PhD in Seoul National University, where she investigated the mechanisms and function of RNA modifications in the microRNA and mRNA pathway. As a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, she studied stress-induced chromosomal conformation changes. Minju handles papers on all aspects of RNA biology as well as various other molecular biology themed papers. She is based in the New York office.

E-mail: minju.ha#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Engi Hassaan
Engi joined Nature Communications in January 2022. She studied Pharmacy and Biotechnology at the German University in Cairo, where she obtained her masters in Drug Design. She earned her PhD at Phillips University in Marburg, focusing on comparative analysis of fragment binding to protein using X-ray Crystallography, SPR, and NMR. During her PhD she also worked at the Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich, AstraZeneca Gothenburg, and ETH Zurich. Engi handles submissions in the areas of biochemistry, structural biology and biophysics. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: engi.hassaan#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Nele Hug
Nele joined Nature Communications in October 2021. She obtained her PhD at the EPFL studying DNA replication at telomeres. During her postdoctoral work at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh she studied posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression with a focus on RNA processing and quality control mechanism. Nele handles submissions on the molecular biology of DNA replication and repair, non-coding RNAs, as well as various aspects of RNA metabolism. Nele is based in the London office.

E-mail: nele.hug#springernature.com*

Senior Editor: Katarzyna Marcinkiewicz
Katarzyna joined Nature Communications in April 2020, following three years on the editorial teams of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology and Nature Biotechnology. She obtained her Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City, studying epigenetic changes in cancer. During her postdoctoral training at New York University School of Medicine, her research focused on cellular senescence. Katarzyna handles submissions spanning structural biology, biophysics, protein folding, and molecular biology of chromatin. She is based in the New York office.

E-mail: katarzyna.marcinkiewicz#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Benjamin McIlwain
Ben obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia, applying biophysical and biochemical methods to study membrane transporters. During his postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan, he continued to study membrane proteins function using X-ray crystallography, Cryo-electron microscopy and ion channel electrophysiology. Ben handles manuscripts using structural biology and biophysical approaches to study protein function, with a particular interest in membrane-associated processes. Ben joined Nature Communications in February 2022 and is based in the New York office.

E-mail: benjamin.mcilwain#us.nature.com*

Senior Editor: Anne Mirabella

Anne joined Nature Communications in January 2017. Her doctoral work at Imperial College, London, focused on the epigenetic and molecular regulation of DNA replication initiation in mammalian models. She continued her work on chromatin regulation as a postdoctoral scientist at the MRC Institute of Medical Sciences. Anne handles submissions on the molecular biology of DNA replication and repair, non-coding RNAs, as well as various aspects of RNA metabolism. Anne is based in the London office.

E-mail: anne.mirabella#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Adriana Savastano

Adriana joined Nature Communications in September 2021. She obtained her PhD at the University of Göttingen, where she focused on the characterization of pathological and physiological aspects of proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases using NMR and other biophysical approaches. During her postdoc she worked on liquid-liquid phase separation, also in the context of proteins involved in neurodegeneration. Adriana is based in Berlin and handles manuscripts in the areas of structural biology and cellular biophysics.

E-mail: adriana.savastano#nature.com*

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BIOTECHNOLOGY TEAM

The biotechnology team handles manuscripts covering all aspects of biotechnology and the applied biological sciences. From systems and computational biology, to synthetic biology, genetic engineering and methods we publish papers enabling new discovery.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Ross Cloney
Ross joined Nature Communications in November 2014. Like many synthetic biologists, he came to the field from other areas of molecular biology – in his case from an academic background in DNA damage and repair at the University of Sussex. His manuscript remit includes synthetic biology and genome engineering, as well as therapeutic biotechnology. Ross is based in the London office.

E-mail: ross.cloney#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Chuanfu An
Chuanfu joined Nature Communications in January 2017. His previous research focused on plant defense against microbial pathogens, cold acclimation, metabolic engineering, cotton fiber development, and application of biotechnology in plant breeding, during his PhD at Mississippi State University and postdoctoral training at the Universities of Georgia, Florida and Michigan State. He handles manuscripts on plant genetics and biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, and general biotechnological development. Chuanfu is based in the New York office.

E-mail: chuanfu.an#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Kate de Mattos Shipley
Kate joined the Biotechnology Team at Nature Communications in September 2021. After completing her PhD at the University of Bristol in 2011, Kate spent 10 years as a post-doctoral researcher working on natural products from fungi, uncovering the genetic basis of their biosynthesis and most recently genome-mining for new antibiotics. She handles manuscripts on biosensors and molecular biology methods. She is based in the London office.

E-mail: kate.demattosshipley#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Cara Eldridge
Cara joined Nature Communications in March 2020. After conducting her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, she went on to complete a PhD at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and continued there as a postdoctoral researcher. The focus of her research has been on the effect of replication impediments on stem cell differentiation, and as part of this work she established human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells into the lab. She handles manuscripts in the areas of cellular biotechnology and methods, as well as imaging. Cara is based in the London office.

E-mail: cara.eldridge#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Aline Lückgen

Aline joined Nature Communications in the summer of 2020. After obtaining her Master’s degree in bioengineering at the EPFL in Switzerland, she completed her PhD at the Technical University in Berlin. In her doctoral work, she investigated the degradation behavior of alginate-based hydrogels. Aline currently handles manuscripts in the areas of bioengineering and biomaterials. Aline is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: aline.lueckgen#nature.com*

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CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY TEAM

The cell and developmental biology team handles manuscripts covering all aspects of cellular function and development, including research into reproductive biology, stem cells, regeneration, plant biology and organismal development.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Richard Pattison

Richard joined the editorial team at Nature Communications in June 2014. He obtained his PhD in plant biology at the University of Glasgow and carried out postdoctoral research on tomato development at the Boyce Thompson Institute in New York. Richard handles manuscripts in the subject areas of plant molecular and cellular biology, plant development and reproduction and plant-environment interactions. He is based in the London office.

E-mail: richard.pattison#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Evan Bardot
Evan joined Nature Communications in 2021. He received his PhD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. His doctoral work focused on cell fate decisions during early mammalian heart development. He performed postdoctoral research at the Sloan Kettering Institute, studying foregut endoderm patterning and organogenesis during mouse development. Evan is based in the New York office and handles papers in the areas of developmental biology, EvoDevo, and stem cell models of development.

E-mail: evan.bardot#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Daniel Morales

Daniel studied developmental biology and obtained a PhD in neurobiology at McGill University. His research was on spinal motor neuron development in the chick and mouse embryo. During his postdoc at EPFL he worked on Drosophila neurogenetics and computational methods of behavioral analysis. Daniel joined the Berlin office of Nature Communications in February of 2022, and handles manuscripts on cell adhesion and migration, morphogenesis, mechanobiology, and developmental neurobiology.

E-mail: daniel.morales#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Angela Parrish
Angela joined Nature Communications in July 2018. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego for her work at the Salk Institute engineering site-specific unnatural amino acid incorporation in vivo in C. elegans. She performed postdoctoral research at Sloan Kettering Institute examining the role of Axin proteins in Wnt signaling during early mouse embryogenesis and in intestinal cancer. She currently handles cell biology manuscripts including cellular metabolism, autophagy, and organelle biology. Angela is based in the New York office.

E-mail: angela.parrish#us.nature.com*

Senior Editor: Robert Stephenson
Robert joined Nature Communications in spring 2017. He obtained his PhD at the University of Toronto, where he studied the role of morphogenesis in the development of the first three cell lineages in preimplantation mouse embryos. For his postdoctoral work he moved to the Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan to study the transcription factor interaction network stabilizing pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells. Robert is based in our Shanghai office.

E-mail: robert.stephenson#nature.com*

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CANCER TEAM

The cancer team covers the broad spectrum of cancer research: from molecular and biological advances to therapeutic implications, from the genetic basis of cancer predisposition to the investigation of the mechanisms behind specific driver mutations.​

Locum Team Manager and Senior Editor: Stephanie Koo

Stephanie joined Nature Communications in September 2017. She received her PhD in cancer biology from National University of Singapore. In 2011, she joined Imperial College London for her postdoctoral work to study protein kinases and forkhead box transcription factors in breast cancer development and cancer drug resistance and following that she investigated inhibitors of Thousand-and-one amino kinases (TAOKs) as potential drug targets for breast cancer treatment at King's College London. She is handling manuscripts in areas of cancer cell biology and cancer molecular biology. She is based in the London Office.

E-mail: stephanie.koo.1#nature.com*

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Ylenia Lombardo
Ylenia joined Nature Communications in June 2015. During her PhD in molecular oncopathology at the University of Palermo and her postdoctoral research at Imperial College in London, she investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the survival and mechanism of resistance of cancer stem cells. Ylenia is based in the London office where she mainly handles cancer stem cells as well as translational and clinical studies in cancer.

E-mail: Queries should be sent to stephanie.koo.1#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Ilse Ariadna Valtierra Gutierrez
Ilse joined Nature Communications in June 2020. She did her PhD at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where she studied clonal heterogeneity and evolution in acute myeloid leukaemia using genomic and single-cell transcriptomic data. Before that, she obtained her MSc in Molecular Biosciences from Heidelberg University, and her BSc in Genomic Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Ilse currently handles manuscripts in cancer genetics, genomics, and transcriptomics. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: ilseariadna.valtierragutierrez#nature.com*

Locum Associate Editor: Joanne Clancy
Joanne joined Nature Communications in March 2022 as a Locum Associate Editor. Previous to this Joanne received an MSc(Res) in Translational Oncology at the University of Sheffield and went on to study for a PhD at University College London. Her doctoral research evaluated the effects of combining radiotherapy and novel inhibitor of DNA damage repair on tumour immunogenicity. Joanne is based in the London office and handles mainly cancer therapy related submissions.

E-mail: joanne.clancy#springernature.com*

Senior Editor: Luca Danelli
Luca did his PhD at the University of Udine (Italy), where he studied the interaction between mast cells and myeloid derived suppressor cells within the tumour microenvironment. After a first post-doctoral experience at the Inserm UMRS-1149- Paris Diderot University working on mast cells and renal diseases, Luca joined the Francis Crick Institute, where he worked on the characterization of CD4+ T differentiation and expression of immune checkpoint receptors in mouse models of viral infections and cancer. Luca handles papers in cancer immunology and immunotherapy and is based in our London office.

E-mail: luca.danelli#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Maria Garcia Fernandez
Maria joined Nature Communications in January 2019. She received her PhD in biology from the University of Seville, where she studied the physiology of acute hypoxia and hypoglycemia sensing. Maria has since held postdoctoral positions at The Rockefeller University in New York, joined the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO, Madrid) and The University of Cambridge, where she studied how the bone marrow microenvironment regulates cancer-stem cells during the development of leukemia. Maria handles a variety of manuscripts including cancer metabolism, blood cancer and cancer clinical trials. She is based in the London office.

E-mail: maria.garciafernandez#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Paraskevi Mallini
Paraskevi joined the Nature Communications Cancer Team in July 2020. Paraskevi completed her PhD at Newcastle University where she explored the impact of Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition on breast cancer stem cells and drug resistance and continued with post-doctoral studies focusing on the role of hypoxia in these biological processes. She then worked on single cell technologies for identifying T cell receptor repertoires that are specific for cancer, infectious and autoimmune disease targets at the biotechnology industry for four years. Paraskevi handles cancer epigenomics and genomics manuscripts and is based in the London office.

E-mail: p.mallini#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Kathryn McGinnis
Kathryn joined Nature Communications in 2021. She studied the role of steroids in brain cancer using bulk and single cell RNA-sequencing during her PhD and subsequent post-doc at the University of Leeds. She previously received her BSc in Immunology at the University of Glasgow, and MSc working in industry within stem cell banking. Kathryn handles manuscripts surrounding genomics in cancer.

E-mail: kathryn.mcginnis#springernature.com*

 

Senior Editor: Aishwarya Sundaram
Aishwarya Sundaram started as an Editor at Nature Communications in September 2017. Before joining Nature Communications she worked for several years in the pharmaceutical industry on drug discovery projects spanning multiple therapeutic areas, and obtained her PhD in cancer and obesity research from Heidelberg University, Germany. Currently, she handles cancer metastasis and therapy-related submissions at Nature Communications, and works in the Berlin office.

Queries should be sent to k.ridd#nature.com*

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TRANSLATIONAL AND CLINICAL RESEARCH TEAM

The editors of the Translational & Clinical Research team handle manuscripts ranging from the basic biology of physiology and disease to translational, therapeutic and clinical studies, primarily in the fields of metabolism, cardiovascular research, organ and tissue biology and ageing.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Francesco Conti
Francesco joined Nature Communications in May 2016. He obtained his PhD in developmental biology from King's College London where he studied cell adhesion and wound healing. He did his postdoctoral work at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, where he worked on cell fusion and skeletal muscle development. He then joined University College London, and worked on genome editing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and on neuromuscular development. He primarily handles papers in the fields of gene therapy, neuromuscular and bone biology, and therapeutic and clinical studies. Francesco is based in the London office.

E-mail: francesco.conti#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Andrew Jobbins
Andy joined Nature Communications in May 2022. He obtained his PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of Leicester where he studied protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions in the assembly of the spliceosome. He did his postdoctoral work at the MRC London institute of Medical Sciences in London, where he worked on RNA processing in the liver in obesity and NAFLD and its potential treatment with RNA therapeutics. He primarily handles papers in the fields of metabolism, liver biology, therapeutics and clinical studies. Andy is based in the London office.

E-mail: andrew.jobbins#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Riikka Jokinen
Riikka joined Nature Communications in December 2018, and handles manuscripts in the fields of metabolism, endocrinology and gastroenterology, focusing on clinical and translational studies. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Helsinki, where she studied tissue-specific regulation of mitochondrial DNA. She then joined the Obesity Research Unit at the University of Helsinki and worked on disease mechanisms and treatment targets for obesity and related metabolic diseases. Riikka is based in the London office.

E-mail: riikka.jokinen#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Ekaterini Lyras
Karina joined Nature Communications in September 2021. After studying biochemistry and neuroscience she received her PhD from the Charité University of Medicine and carried out postdoctoral work at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. Her research focused on preclinical models of neuroimmune conditions and on the particular role of microglia and nerve-associated macrophages in physiology and disease. Karina is based in the Berlin office and handles preclinical and clinical research submissions on gene therapy, general therapeutics and muscle/bone biology.

E-mail: ekaterini.lyras#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Maria-Teresa Piccoli
Maria-Teresa joined Nature Communications in August 2017. After obtaining her Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from the University of L’Aquila, she completed her doctoral studies at the Hannover Medical School, where she investigated the role of long noncoding RNAs in cardiac diseases. Maria-Teresa is based in the Berlin office and primarily handles manuscripts in the fields of cardiac and lung research, as well as manuscripts dealing with medical imaging.

E-mail: maria-teresa.piccoli#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Diane Reckziegel
Diane joined Nature Communications in March 2021. Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, USA. She earned her MSc and PhD degrees in clinical neuroscience at the University of Nottingham, UK, and before that she received her training in physics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Her research has focused on developing data-driven biomarkers for chronic pain conditions using tools such as brain imaging, complex networks and machine learning in clinical trials. At Nature Communications, Diane handles submissions on diagnostics, machine learning applications and public health. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: diane.reckziegel#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Lorenzo Righetto
Lorenzo joined Nature Communications in January 2020. He received his PhD from EPFL for his work on mathematical modelling of cholera. He studied Environmental engineering at Politecnico di Milano, where he later collaborated with the Ecology group on other topics related to mathematical epidemiology and ecology. In the two years prior to his appointment, he carried out research on innovation dynamics, with special focus on mathematical tools for pharmaceutical R&D, at Human Technopole in Milan. He handles manuscripts in the area of digital medicine and computational health. Lorenzo is based in the London office.

E-mail: lorenzo.righetto#nature.com*

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MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES TEAM

The microbiology team handles manuscripts on all aspects of virology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology, including fundamental research, environmental microbiology, translational work on therapeutic and vaccine development, and clinical studies.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Ripudaman Bains
Ripudaman joined Nature Communications in February 2017 after working at Genome Biology for three years and at Genome Medicine for five months. Ripudaman manages the team of microbiology and immunology editors, and oversees all of the content that Nature Communications publishes in these fields. Ripudaman holds a PhD from University College London in human genetic diversity in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this she completed an MSc in Medical Parasitology and a Diploma in Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Ripudaman is based in the London office.

E-mail: ripudaman.bains#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Nino Iakobachvili
Nino joined Nature Communications in January 2022. She trained in Microbiology at Imperial College London, prior to performing her doctoral research on the function of mycobacterial virulence factors during macrophage infection. As a post-doctoral fellow at Maastricht University, Netherlands, her research focused on the role lung organoids could play as a novel model of tuberculosis. She primarily handles manuscripts within the fields of bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions and immune response to infection, and is based in the London office.

E-mail: nino.iakobachvili#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Madlen Luckner
Madlen joined Nature Communications in 2020. She graduated in molecular life-sciences from Humboldt University of Berlin, followed by a PhD in molecular biophysics focusing on entry pathways of RNA viruses and host-directed anti-viral therapy. As postdoctoral fellow at Potsdam University she focused her research on the genome assembly of segmented RNA viruses applying quantitative microscopy approaches. Madlen is based in the Berlin office and handles manuscripts in virology and parasitology.

Email: madlen.luckner#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Javier Martinez-Vesga
Javier joined Nature Communications in January 2018. He received his PhD in Virology from the University of Saarland in Germany where he studied HIV-1 drug-resistant variants. After that he moved to the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig where he did research on host-acting broad-spectrum antiviral drugs. He then joined the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona as Assistant Professor where he taught microbiology and focused his research on HIV latency and flaviviruses such as HCV, Dengue and West Nile Virus. Javier is based in the Berlin office and primarily handles papers in the fields of virology, antimicrobial agents, bacteriology and more recently microbiomes.

E-mail: javier.martinez-vesga#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Hayleah Pickford
Hayleah joined Nature Communications in 2021, after working in a medical microbiology research group at University of Oxford for two years. She holds a PhD from University of Birmingham in molecular microbiology, focusing on mycobacterial cell growth and division. Prior to this, she completed a BSc in biomedical science at Aston University. Hayleah handles papers in the field of bacteriology and clinical research studies, and is based in the London office.

E-mail: hayleah.pickford#nature.com*

Senior Editor: César Sánchez
César began his editorial career in 2008, after ten years dedicated to research on bacterial biochemistry and genetics of antibiotic-producing Streptomycetes. He worked as an associate editor at Trends in Microbiology, Nature Reviews Microbiology and the News & Views section of Nature, before joining Nature Communications in October 2013. Having handled manuscripts on diverse microbiological topics, he is currently focused on bacterial, archaeal and fungal biology, including microbial cell biology, microbiomes, pathogenesis, antimicrobial therapies, and environmental microbiology. César is based in the London office.

E-mail: cesar.sanchez1#nature.com*

Senior Editor: SonjaSchmid
Sonja joined Nature Communications in May 2016. She handles manuscripts in virology and parasitology, including research on pathogen-host interactions, development of vaccines and therapeutics, and clinical studies. Before joining Nature Communications, Sonja studied anti-viral defense systems, focusing on innate immune signaling and the small RNA machinery, as postdoctoral fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She obtained her PhD in virology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Sonja is based in the New York office.

E-mail: sonja.schmid#us.nature.com*

Senior Editor: Catherine Smith
Catherine joined Nature Communications in March 2020. After completing an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Catherine worked as an epidemiologist at Public Health England. She then moved to the UCL Institute of Health Informatics where she completed her PhD followed by postdoctoral work. Her research involved the use of electronic health records and novel technologies to improve control of infectious diseases, focusing mainly on the areas of tuberculosis and antibiotic stewardship. Catherine handles manuscripts in infectious disease epidemiology and public health, and she is based at the London office.

E-mail: Catherine.Smith#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Danielle Troppens
Danielle joined Nature Communications in July 2022 following locum positions at Cell Reports handling papers across the biological sciences and Nature Microbiology where she handled virology papers. She received a PhD from University College Cork in microbiology investigating the molecular communication between bacteria and fungi in the rhizosphere. She then moved to the University of Göttingen for her postdoctoral studies on fungal cell development. Danielle now focuses on clinical and translational studies within the field of virology. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: danielle.troppens#nature.com*

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IMMUNOLOGY TEAM

The immunology team handles manuscripts from all aspects of immunology. In addition to core immunological topics such as adaptive and innate immunity, immunogenetics, immune cell biology, immune metabolism, and inflammation, we also bridge between fundamental and clinical/translational immunology.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Ching-yu Huang
Ching-yu joined Nature Communications in September 2016. Ching-yu handles general immunology, immune cell biology and systems immunology, with a special focus on immune repertoire generation and VDJ recombination. Ching-yu received his BS degree in Zoology from National Taiwan University, and his PhD and postdoctoral training in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Previously as a principal investigator, he studied immunogenetics, T cell biology and immune signalling. Ching-yu is based in the Shanghai office.
E-mail: chingyu.huang#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Meriem Attaf
Meriem joined Nature Communications in May 2022 and handles manuscripts on general immunology, autoimmunity and immune cell development. Meriem completed a PhD in Immunology at Imperial College London, focusing on T cell development. Meriem then moved to the Systems Immunity Research Institute at Cardiff University to extend her postdoctoral research to T cell receptor repertoire, with a special focus on virus- and cancer-specific responses. In addition to academia, Meriem also has editorial experience in scientific publishing as a senior deputy managing editor. Meriem is based in the London office.
E-mail: meriem.attaf#springernature.com*

Associate Editor: Ildiko Gyory
Ildiko joined Nature Communications in August 2020 to handle general immunology, clinical immunology, and cancer immunity from an immunological perspective. Ildiko holds a degree in Medicine from the Semmelweis Medical University of Budapest, Hungary. After obtaining her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida, she carried out postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany, and was a lecturer at the University of Leicester, UK. Ildiko is based in the London Office.

E-mail: ildiko.gyory#springernature.com*

Senior Editor: Gavin Mason
Gavin joined Nature Communications in June 2017, and handles manuscripts spanning general and translational immunology, with a special interest in the immune response to microbes, vaccines and mucosal immunity. Gavin received their PhD from the University of Cambridge where their doctoral research focused on immune response to infection and the host-pathogen interface, and later completed postdoctoral positions at the University of Cambridge and King’s College London studying the immunobiology of infection, autoimmunity and transplantation. Gavin is based in the London office.

E-mail: gavin.mason#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Timothy Powell
Timothy joined Nature Communications in May 2020, and handles general immunology, immune cell biology and systems immunology, and he also covers anti-viral immunity. Timothy received his DPhil from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, studying dendritic cells and T cells, and later pursued postdoctoral training at Trudeau Institute USA, the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine as well as at the Respiratory Medicine Unit, Oxford to expand his research into immune responses to influenza and respiratory disease. Timothy is based in the London Office.

E-mail: timothy.powell#nature.com*

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NEUROSCIENCE TEAM

The team oversees content selections for submissions in all areas of neuroscience, from molecular to systems and cognitive neuroscience. The team’s remit includes basic science research on the brain as well as clinical and translational studies on neurological and psychiatric disorders. Our neuroscience editors are also interested in studies that examine the interaction of the brain and nervous system with other systems of the body.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Fiona Carr
Fiona joined Nature Communications in March 2016. She was a locum Assistant Editor for Nature Medicine in 2014 and a locum Associate Editor for Nature Reviews Neuroscience in 2015. She obtained her PhD in neuroscience from University College London to study the role of descending facilitation in rodent models of chronic pain. At Mount Sinai School of Medicine, her postdoctoral work investigated molecular mechanisms of chronic pain and addiction. Fiona manages submissions on neurodegeneration and neurological diseases, and is based in the London office.

E-mail: fiona.carr#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Matthijs Dorst
Matthijs joined Nature Communications in September, 2021. He graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with a degree in Machine Learning, then shifted towards neurophysiology during his PhD at the Karolinska Institutet. Training as a patch-clamp electrophysiologist, he studied the microcircuitry of the basal ganglia and its myriad inputs. Matthijs handles submissions on cellular neuroscience, neurophysiology and neural circuits. Matthijs is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: matthijs.dorst#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Henrietta Howells
Henrietta Howells joined Nature Communications in September 2020. She received her PhD in neuroimaging from King’s College London where she studied white matter connections and handedness. During her postdoctoral work at the University of Milan she investigated the effect of structural disconnection on different cognitive functions in the awake neurosurgical setting. Henrietta handles submissions on neuroimaging in both cognitive and clinical neuroscience. She is located in the London office.

E-mail: henrietta.howells#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Aleksandra Ichkova
Aleksandra joined Nature Communications in June 2022. She received her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Bordeaux, where she investigated the role of reactive astrocytes and vascular dysfunction in rodent models of traumatic brain injury. She then carried out postdoctoral research at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Berlin, where she studied microglia-mediated mechanisms of damage in autoimmune encephalitis and neurodegeneration. Aleksandra handles submissions on glial biology and pathophysiology, molecular neuroscience and neuroimmunology. She is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: aleksandra.ichkova#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Laura Mickelsen
Laura joined Nature Communications in May, 2022. She received her PhD in physiology and neurobiology with a focus on hypothalamic cell-types and circuits involved in motivation, feeding and sleep from the University of Connecticut. At the National Institutes of Health, her postdoctoral work investigated the impact of high-fat diet on motivational pathways. Laura handles submissions on neuronal transcriptomics and neurophysiology. She is based out of the New York office.

E-mail: laura.mickelsen#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Sophie Morgan
Sophie joined Nature Communications in October 2020. She received her PhD on the molecular basis of neurodegeneration from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, where she studied α-synuclein aggregation and propagation. She then moved to the Oxford Drug Discovery Institute where she designed cellular assays for novel drug targets in Parkinson’s disease. Sophie handles submissions on neurodegeneration and neurological diseases, and is based in the London office.

E-mail: Sophie.morgan#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Cody Walters

Cody joined Nature Communications in July 2021. Prior to joining Nature Communications, he was a locum Assistant Editor at Cell. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Cognitive Science, he received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota Medical School. While there, he studied the neural representations underpinning decision-making behavior as well as mathematical models of cognition and psychiatric disease. Cody handles submissions in systems and computational neuroscience, and is based in the New York office.

E-mail: cody.walters#us.nature.com*

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HUMAN BEHAVIOUR TEAM

The team handles research on human behaviour across a wide variety of topics; from the intrapersonal to the societal level. Disciplines covered by this team include, but are not limited to, psychology, behavioural economics, computational social science, education, political science, cultural studies and sociology.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Myrthel Dogge
Myrthel Dogge joined Nature Communications in February 2020. She obtained her PhD in psychology with a focus on the sense of agency and the impact of expectations on perception from Utrecht University. She then moved to the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour where her research focused on the role of consciousness in higher-cognitive functions. Myrthel handles submissions in a variety of areas within the team’s remit, and is based in the London office.

E-mail: myrthel.dogge#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Brittany Cardwell
Brittany joined Nature Communications in June, 2018. She received her PhD in cognitive psychology, with a focus on memory and belief, from Victoria University of Wellington, then moved to the University of Otago for a postdoc in social cognition. Brittany handles manuscripts related to cognitive and social psychology, and is located in the New York office.

E-mail: brittany.cardwell#springernature.com*

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GENETICS, ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND ZOOLOGY TEAM

The genetics, ecology, evolution and zoology team handles manuscripts exploring the molecular basis of phenotypes, how traits arise and shape populations, and how organisms interact with each other and their environment. The team look after topics ranging from human genetics and genomics to theoretical and applied aspects of ecology and evolution.​​

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Emily Jones
Emily joined Nature Communications in December 2015 after completing a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and postdoctoral research at Washington State University and Rice University. Emily’s research combined empirical and theoretical approaches into community ecology and coevolution. Emily oversees the journal content in genetics, ecology, evolution and zoology and handles manuscripts across these topics. Emily is based in the New York office.

E-mail: emily.jones#us.nature.com*

Senior Editor: Walter Andriuzzi
Walter joined Nature Communications in May 2019. He has a MRes in Ecology and Environmental Sustainability from the University of Aberdeen, and a PhD in soil ecology from University College Dublin and Wageningen University. As a postdoctoral researcher at Colorado State University, he investigated above-belowground interactions and soil biodiversity under climate change. Walter handles manuscripts in ecology and conservation biology. He is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: walter.andriuzzi#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Margot Brandt
Margot joined Nature Communications in May 2020, where she handles manuscripts on genetics and genomics. She completed her PhD at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center, where she conducted research in functional genomics. Margot is based in the New York office.

E-mail: margot.brandt#us.nature.com*

Senior Editor: Iain Dickson
Iain joined Nature Communications in January 2021 after 5 years at Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology as an Associate Editor and then Senior Editor. He has a background in marine biology and oceanography, with BSc and MRes degrees from the University of Southampton. Iain then obtained his PhD from Kings College London, investigating the biomedical application of a marine sponge-derived natural product. He is based in the London office and handles manuscripts in ecology.

E-mail: iain.dickson#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Tom Hearn
Tom joined Nature Communications in January 2022. He received his PhD from Newcastle University, studying human molecular genetics, then moved to Southampton where his postdoctoral work focused on rare genetic diseases, in particular ciliopathies. He later worked at Swansea University, focusing on the roles of oxysterols in ciliary signalling pathways and the immune system. Tom is based in the London office and handles manuscripts relating to human genetics and rare genetic diseases.

E-mail: tom.hearn#springernature.com*

Associate Editor: Pilar Morera Margarit

Pilar joined Nature Communications in February 2021 where she handles manuscripts in Agroecology. Pilar graduated in Biology at the University of Valencia and continued her education by enrolling into the Green Life Sciences MSc at the University of Amsterdam. Here she had the opportunity to work at the Plant physiology department and to carry on an internship at the Federal University of Viçosa. Following this, Pilar obtained a PhD to investigate insect microbiota at Harper Adams University and The James Hutton Institute in Dundee. She focused on unravelling the role of bacteria associated with the vine weevil, a widespread insect pest, for its pest status and control. Pilar is also passionate about science writing and science communication and likes to write about a wide diversity of topics on her personal science blog.

E-mail: pilar.moreramargarit#springernature.com*

Associate Editor: Devin Ward

Devin joined Nature Communications in August of 2021. She obtained a PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Toronto for her work studying intraspecific shape variation in the bony labyrinth with Geometric Morphometrics. She has also been involved in long-term bioarchaeological projects in Italy and Gibraltar. Devin is based in London and handles submissions in evolution, paleontology, and anthropology.

E-mail: devin.ward#springernature.com*

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EARTH TEAM

The Earth team covers all aspects of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, past, present and future, from the fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles of the Earth system to broader solid Earth processes and surface, ocean and atmospheric dynamics. The team also considers the interactions between humans and these systems, including climate and environmental impacts, and the implications for the economy, policy and society.

Team Manager and Senior Editor: Melissa Plail
Melissa started her editorial career at Nature Communications in 2016 and then moved to Nature Geoscience before rejoining Nature Communications in August 2019. Her research used petrology and geochemistry to unravel the driving forces behind explosive volcanic eruptions. She has a PhD in volcanology from the University of East Anglia followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Witwatersand. Melissa oversees the Earth Science content at the journal and handles manuscripts across all areas of Earth Science. Melissa is based in the London office.

E-mail: melissa.plail#nature.com*

Associate Editor: Kasey Bolles
Kasey joined Nature Communications in January 2021. She is a broadly trained geoscientist, with an MSc in Environmental Mapping from University College London and a PhD in Geoscience from Baylor University, followed by postdoctoral research at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Building on field positions with the U.S. Forest Service and Washington State Department of Ecology, her research focused on using paleo, observed, and modeled datasets to explore the roles of climate and human activity in driving landscape degradation. Kasey handles manuscripts related to Earth surface processes and is based in the New York office.

E-mail: Kasey.bolles#us.nature.com*

Senior Editor: Bradford Dubik
Brad Joined Nature communications in January 2022, having previously worked as an editor in academic publishing. He graduated with a PhD in human geography from Duke University. Brad’s PhD research focused on marine food systems and human-environment interactions around fisheries and aquaculture. At Nature Communications, he handles manuscripts related to environmental social sciences, including geography, sociology, and economics. He is based in the New York office.

E-mail: bradford.dubik#us.nature.com*

Associate Editor: Silvana Lakeman

Silvana joined Nature Communications in March 2021. She is a social scientist by training, with an MA in International Relations from Leiden University, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bremen. In her own research, she has focused on environmental governance at the international organizational level, climate change mitigation policy, and disaster risk reduction, response and adaptation. At Nature Communications, she handles manuscripts related to environmental social sciences, and is based in the Berlin office.

E-mail: silvana.lakeman#nature.com*

Senior Editor: Sebastian Müller
Sebastian joined Nature Communications in November 2018. He graduated with a Master’s degree from Lancaster University (UK) in Volcanology and Geological Hazards and obtained a PhD in physical Volcanology from LMU Munich, Germany. Sebastian continued as a NSF research fellow at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (USA), working on the characteristics of Hawaiian style lava fountaining at Kīlauea Volcano. He has collected further work experience both at the Colima Volcanology Research Center (Mexico) and the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (West Indies). Sebastian handles manuscripts on solid Earth sciences and terrestrial bodies of our Solar System. He is based in the Berlin office.

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Associate Editor: Efi Rousi
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