About the Editors

Chief Editor: Clemens Thoma, DPhil ORCID

After studying pharmacy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, Clemens performed doctoral research work at the University of Oxford, UK, investigating ways to improve oncolytic adenovirus virotherapy in the context of ovarian cancer. After obtaining his DPhil, he continued this work as a postdoctoral researcher. Clemens joined Nature Reviews in 2014 and worked on Nature Reviews Urology until he became Acting Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2018, returning to Nature Reviews Urology in 2019. In 2020, he became Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Disease Primers. Clemens primarily handles papers on oncology, urology, nephrology, gastroenterology, gynaecology and respiratory medicine.

Senior Editor: Louise Adams, PhD ORCID

Following the completion of her master’s in neuroscience at the University of Manchester, UK, Louise commenced her PhD at Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she researched adhesion molecules and the extracellular matrix in spinal cord injury. She joined the Nature Reviews Disease Primers team in March 2016. Louise primarily handles papers on neurology, psychiatry and sleep medicine.

Senior editor: Deepitha Maennich, PhD ORCID (maternity leave)

After finishing her undergraduate studies in biotechnology at PSG College of Technology, India, Deepitha received her PhD in neuroscience from Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research focused on delineating the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer-induced pain. As a postdoctoral fellow, she shifted her focus to understand the neural circuitry changes involved in the development of chronic neuropathic pain using combinations of behavioural, molecular, pharmacological, chemogenetic and imaging techniques. Deepitha joined the Nature Reviews Disease Primers team in October 2019. Deepitha primarily handles papers on gastroenterology, endocrinology, hepatology, nutrition, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and rheumatology. Deepitha is currently on maternity leave.

Senior Editor (Locum): Linda Gummlich, PhD

Holding a MSc in molecular medicine from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Linda completed her joint PhD at the Charité University Hospital and Humboldt University in Berlin where she worked on altered protein degradation mechanisms in renal cell carcinomas. She then continued to work for a Berlin-based NGO as programme manager, developing a successful programme to integrate refugees into the German labour market. In July 2018, Linda moved to London to join Springer Nature and The BMC Series as the editor for BMC Cancer and BMC Palliative Care. Linda joined the Nature Reviews Disease Primers team in April 2022. Linda primarily handles papers on gastroenterology, endocrinology, hepatology, nutrition, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and rheumatology.

 Associate Editor: Rhiannon Morgan, PhD

Rhiannon received both her undergraduate degree in genetics and PhD from the University of Liverpool, UK. Her PhD focused on characterising embryonic zebrafish as a suitable model for congenital myopathies. After receiving her PhD, Rhiannon continued her doctorate research in Liverpool as a post-doctoral researcher, and then as an NC3Rs Training Fellow. Her research progressed onto generating a novel embryonic zebrafish model to both study congenital myopathies and also replace the use of dogs and mice in this field of research. Rhiannon joined the Nature Reviews Disease Primers team in April 2022. Rhiannon primarily handles papers on cardiology, infectious diseases and haematology.

Senior Editor (Cross journal): Grant Otto, PhD ORCID

Grant gained his BSc and MSc at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, before moving to the United States, where he studied for his PhD in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies at Columbia University, New York, under the leadership of Richard Kessin. He then headed to London where he was a Postdoctoral Scientist, first at Cancer Research UK (with Sharon Tooze), second at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK (with Ben Nichols) and finally at Royal Holloway University of London, UK (with Robin Williams). As well as researching his way around several countries, Grant’s work involved various model systems, including Dictyostelium discoideum, plants, mammalian cells and mice. Grant joined the Nature Reviews Cross-Journal Editorial Team as an Associate Editor in July 2017.

Art Editor: Laura Marshall
Production Editor: Michael Molloy
Sub Editor: Rebecca Hill
Editorial Assistant: Charlotte Ennis

Cross-Journal Editors: Katharine Wrighton (Team Leader), Claire Ashworth, Grant Otto (Team Managers), Caroline Barranco, Lucia Brunello, Rebecca Kelsey, Isobel Leake, Jake Rogers, Timothy Thomas, Joseph Willson (Seniors), Mike Attwaters, Hannah Hatcher (Associates)
Managing Editor: Liesbet Lieben
Editorial Administration Manager: Georgina Moffat
Managing Production Editor: Jenna Johnston
Head of Sub Editing: Paul Fletcher
Head of Office Administration: Laura Lee
Head of Production: Stuart Drake
Art Director: Samantha Whitham
Locum Art Director: Susanne Harris
Creative Director: Kelly Krause
Editorial Director: Mina Razzak
Locum Editorial Director: Kim Baumann
Publishing Director, Nature Journals​: Ruth Wilson 
VP Nature Research & BMC: James Butcher 
Chief Journals Officer: Alison Mitchell
Editor-in-Chief, Nature Journals: Magdalena Skipper