About the Editors

Chief Editor: Carolina Perdigoto, PhD, Springer Nature, UK


Carolina Perdigoto did her PhD at the Institut Pasteur, in Paris, where she worked on cell fate regulation in intestinal stem cells in Drosophila. As an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York, she studied transcription regulation and Polycomb-mediated repression in murine epidermal development and ageing. Carolina started her editorial career at Nature Communications in 2016, before joining Nature Structural & Molecular Biology in May 2021. Carolina is based in the London office.


ORCID: 0000-0002-5783-7106


Senior Editor: Sara Osman, PhD, Springer Nature, Germany


Sara Osman joined the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Biology, which brought her to Göttingen where she gained her first lab experience during lab rotations in X-ray crystallography, protein biochemistry and NMR spectroscopy. She did her PhD work on the structural biochemistry and cryo-EM of the Mediator complex in Pol II transcription regulation, with Patrick Cramer at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. Her interest in gene regulation then led her to study epigenetic silencing of chromatin in yeast with Ann Ehrenhofer-Murray in Berlin. Sara joined Nature Structural & Molecular Biology in 2021.


ORCID: 0000-0003-4274-3665


Senior Editor: Dimitris Typas, PhD, Springer Nature, Italy


Dimitris Typas carried out his PhD research with Haico van Attikum and Leon Mullenders at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, studying how post-translational modifications regulate the DNA damage response. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow with Niels Mailand at the NNF-CPR, in Denmark, he investigated how the repressive heterochromatic environment affects the DNA double-strand break response. Finally, he focused on the interplay between atypical ubiquitylation and cellular recycling machineries, such as the proteasome and p97/VCP. Dimitris joined Nature Structural & Molecular Biology in 2022.


ORCID: 0000-0002-8737-1319


Associate Editor: Katarzyna Ciazynska, PhD, Springer Nature, UK 


Kat Ciazynska began her studies at King’s College London, where she worked in James Mason’s lab, applying biophysical techniques to investigate interactions of antimicrobial peptides with biological membranes.  She carried out her doctoral work in the group of John Briggs at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, working on the structures of vesicular protein coats and viral glycoproteins using cryo-EM and cryo-ET. She joined Nature Structural & Molecular Biology in 2022. Kat is based in the London office.


ORCID: 0000-0002-9899-2428


Associate Editor: Jean Nakhle, PhD, Springer Nature, Berlin, Germany


Jean earned his PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Montpellier, France, focusing on the impact of intercellular communication within the tumor microenvironment on cancer metabolism and therapy response. He later undertook postdoctoral research at the RESTORE institute in Toulouse, France, exploring metastasis mechanisms in liquid tumors. His subsequent studies examined the influence of inter-organ metabolic communication on age-related functional decline. Jean joined Nature Structural & Molecular Biology in April 2024, as part of the Research Cross-Journal Editorial team .


ORCID: 0000-0001-9385-6577


The Research Cross-Journal Editorial Team supports the Nature-branded research journals, with a focus on handling primary research manuscripts. 
The Reviews Cross-Journal Editorial Team handles Research Briefing articles for the Nature-branded research journals.