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: Shari Wiseman

Shari Wiseman joined Nature Neuroscience in 2017, and became Chief Editor in 2021. Prior to that, she 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. Shari is based in the New York office.


Senior Editor: Elisa Floriddia

Elisa joined Nature Neuroscience in 2022 after working as Senior Editor at Nature Communications. She received her PhD in cellular and molecular neuroscience from the University of Tuebingen (Germany), where she studied mechanisms of neuroregeneration and repair. During her postdoc at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE), first, and at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden), later, Elisa primarily investigated cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment, and glia biology. Her research interests include cellular and molecular neuroscience, functional genomics, and neurodevelopment. Elisa’s engagement with the neuroscience community extends beyond her editorial work and, for instance, she volunteers in the SfN Neuroscience Scholar Program selection committee. Elisa is based in the London office.


Senior 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. Luis is based in the New York office.


Senior Editor: Sachin Ranade

Sachin received his PhD from Stony Brook University for his work on the responses of serotonin neurons in the dorsal raphe nucleus of rats engaged in an olfactory perceptual decision task. During his postdoctoral research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory he developed optogenetic tagging techniques to identify neural activity from distinct neuronal subtypes in mice to investigate their behavioral correlates. Prior to joining Nature Neuroscience, he was an editor at Nature Communications. His research interests include neural mechanisms of behavioral function and dysfunction at the circuit, systems, and computational level. Sachin is based in the New York office.


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: Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright joined Nature Neuroscience in 2016 after having previously worked as an associate editor at Nature Communications. She received her PhD from the University of Oxford, followed by a postdoctoral appointment in Anirvan Ghosh’s lab at UCSD, researching neurotransmitter receptor plasticity and trafficking. She then joined Fred Gage’s lab at the Salk Institute, where she investigated neural signalling in induced pluripotent stem cell models of neurocognitive disorders.  Her research interests include cellular and molecular neuroscience, neurodegeneration, and glial biology. Rebecca is based in the London office.


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. Jean joined Nature Neuroscience in 2013. Her research interests include cognitive and systems neuroscience, social neuroscience, neuroimaging and transcranial techniques, and network science. Jean is based in the New York office.


Associate Editor: Beatriz Gomez Perez Nievas

Bea received her PhD from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), where she studied stress-induced neuroinflammation and its effects on other neurological diseases. She did a postdoc in MGH-Harvard University (MA, USA) studying mechanisms of resilience to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in human brain samples, and the role of GSK3beta in AD mouse models.  After a year in the Neuroscience Department at Medimmune-Astra Zeneca in Cambridge (UK) she joined King’s College London (UK) as a Research Fellow, where she investigated mechanisms of astrocyte-induced synaptotoxicty in Alzheimer’s Disease. She joined Nature Neuroscience in 2023 and is based in the London office.