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 as an Associate Editor in April 2014 and became a member of the Nature Reviews Urology team in August 2014. Following his promotion to Senior Editor in June 2016, Clemens was the Acting Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology from May 2018 before returning to Nature Reviews Urology in March 2019. In June 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: Lucia Brunello, PhD ORCID
Lucia completed her PhD in Biosciences at the University of Padova, Italy, where she studied the mechanisms of calcium dysregulation in familial Alzheimer’s disease. She then spent five years as postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University, where she specialized in confocal live imaging of myocardial tissue, researching the role of calcium in cardiac arrhythmias. She joined the Nature Reviews Disease Primers team in July 2016. Lucia primarily handles papers on cardiology, infectious diseases and haematology.
Senior editor: Deepitha Maennich, PhD ORCID
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.
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. Grant primarily handles papers in gastroenterology, endocrinology, hepatology, nutrition, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and rheumatology.
The editors of Nature Reviews Disease Primers are based in London, UK.
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Cross-Journal Editors: Katharine Wrighton (Team Leader), Claire Ashworth, Caroline Barranco, Rebecca Kelsey, Isobel Leake, Grant Otto, Joseph Willson (Seniors), Timothy Thomas (Locum Associate)
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