About the Editors

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Neuroscience has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds.

Chief Editor: Kevin Da Silva

Before joining Nature Neuroscience in 2016, Kevin Da Silva was a manuscript editor at Nature Medicine for seven years. Kevin received his PhD in neuroscience at the University of Toronto where he studied Alzheimer's disease vaccines with JoAnne McLaurin. He continued his work on neurodegenerative disease as a postdoctoral fellow with Isabelle Aubert at Sunnybrook Research Institute, investigating neurogenesis and cholinergic neuron degeneration in Alzheimer's disease and aging.


Senior Editor: Neel Dhruv

Neel Dhruv received his PhD from the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Under the supervision of Peter Lennie, he researched distinctive properties of magnocellular and parvocellular pathways and how they manifest in primary visual cortex of macaque monkeys. He then joined the laboratory of Matteo Carandini at University College London, where he studied the response properties of mouse visual thalamus and cortex, how these properties might depend on brain state, and how adaptation effects accumulate along the visual hierarchy. His research interests include systems neuroscience, circuits, neural computations, and neural correlates of perception.


Senior Editor: Leonie Welberg

Leonie Welberg received her PhD from Edinburgh University and did postdoctoral research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. Her research focused on the role of stress in the etiology of depression in animal models. Prior to joining Nature Neuroscience, she was an editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience from 2006-2014, and a locum manuscript editor at Nature in 2015-2016. Leonie's research interests include psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, neural circuits and systems neuroscience. She is based in the London office.


Senior Editor: Shari Wiseman

Shari Wiseman received her PhD from Yale University, where she worked with Dr. Angus Nairn. She employed biochemical, proteomic, and behavioral approaches to examine signal transduction mechanisms that regulate neuronal protein synthesis. She then went on to postdoctoral research at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School investigating animal models of autism spectrum disorders, followed by additional postdoctoral training in Dr. Stephen Moss's lab at Tufts University, where she studied the regulation of GABAB receptors by excitotoxic stimuli. Her research interests include cellular and molecular neuroscience, genetics/genomics, and addiction.


Senior Editor: Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright received her PhD from the University of Oxford where she studied GABAergic signalling regulation. She then did postdoctoral fellowships in the labs of Anirvan Ghosh at the University of California San Diego and Fred Gage at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she investigated stem cell models of neurocognitive disorders. Rebecca became an editor at Nature Communications, prior to joining Nature Neuroscience in 2016. Her research interests include cellular and molecular neuroscience, synaptic regulation, and neurodegeneration. Rebecca is based in London, UK.


Senior Editor: Jean Mary Zarate

Jean Mary Zarate received her PhD from McGill University, where she studied the neural correlates of auditory-motor integration during singing under the supervision of Robert Zatorre. She then moved to a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University, where she investigated the functional roles of the dorsal auditory stream with David Poeppel. Her research interests include cognitive and systems neuroscience, social neuroscience, neuroimaging and transcranial techniques, and network science.


Associate Editor: Luis A. Mejia

Prior to joining Nature Neuroscience in 2018, Luis A. Mejia was a postdoctoral research fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the lab of Bo Li, where he investigated the function of striatum-projecting orbitofrontal neurons in decision-making behavior in mice. Luis received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he identified novel binding partners and functions for autism spectrum- and intellectual disability-associated proteins in pyramidal neuron development in mice. His research interests include neural circuits in behavior, systems neuroscience, and molecular mechanism and circuits in psychiatric disease.


Associate Editor: David Rowland

David Rowland received his PhD from the University of Oregon, where he studied the anatomy and function of the hippocampal-entorhinal circuit with Dr. Clifford Kentros. He then did a postdoctoral fellowship with Drs. Edvard and May-Britt Moser at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he studied the functional properties of defined neural cell types in the medial entorhinal cortex. His research interests include circuits and systems neuroscience.