About the Editors

Chief Editor: Carolina Perdigoto


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: Beth Moorefield


Beth Moorefield started bench work on transcriptional regulation by bacterial sigma factors in Michael Chamberlin's lab as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. Her interest in gene expression was extended to nuclear RNA polymerases by her PhD thesis work on the 5S gene-specific factor TFIIIA with Robert Roeder at the Rockefeller University. After postdoctoral work on the mechanisms of yeast Pol I and Pol II initiation with Ron Reeder and Steve Hahn, respectively, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she returned to New York to study mRNA splicing with Magda Konarska and joined the journal in 2012.


ORCID: 0000-0003-0523-1177


Associate Editor: Florian Ullrich


Florian Ullrich gained his first lab experience as an undergraduate with Stefan H. Heinemann at the University of Jena, working on animal toxins that inhibit voltage-gated ion channels. He also studied phospholipid modulation of Slo1 BK channels in Toshinori Hoshi’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania. During his doctoral and postdoctoral studies with Thomas J. Jentsch at FMP/MDC Berlin, he worked on the identification and characterization of the volume-regulated anion channel LRRC8/VRAC and the acid-sensitive anion channel TMEM206/ASOR. He joined Nature Structural & Molecular Biology  in 2020.


ORCID: 0000-0002-1153-2040


Associate Editor: Sara Osman


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