Editorial staff and scientific advisory boards

Chief Scientific Advisors

Garret A. FitzGerald, M.D.
McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA, USA

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA, USA

Scientific Advisory Board
Complete List

Associate Scientific Advisory Board
Complete List

Editor-in-Chief, Science Journals
Jeremy Berg, Ph.D.

Executive Editor, Science Journals
Monica M. Bradford

Editorial Staff

Biographical sketches

Orla M. Smith, Ph.D.
Editor, Science Translational Medicine
Education: B.Sc. Zoology, King’s College, University of London; Ph.D. Biochemistry, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London; Post-doctoral research: Medical College of Wisconsin, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Areas of responsibility: Research articles in biomedicine, in particular neurodegenerative disease,  neuropsychiatry, infectious disease, microbiome, parasitology, stem cells and regenerative medicine, genomics
e-mail: osmith@aaas.org

Yevgeniya Nusinovich, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Editor
Education: S.B. Biology, MIT; S.B., Chemistry, MIT; Ph.D., Molecular Medicine, George Washington University; M.D. George Washington University School of Medicine; Residency: pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center
Areas of responsibility: Cancer, reproductive medicine, human development, pediatrics, gastroenterology, endocrinology
e-mail: ynusinov@aaas.org

Caitlin A. Czajka, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Education: B.S.E. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. Biomedical Science, Medical University of South Carolina; Postdoctoral research: University of Pittsburgh
Areas of responsibility: bioengineering, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, medical devices, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, vascular diseases, fibrosis
e-mail: cczajka@aaas.org

Mattia Maroso, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Education: B.S. Biotechnology, University of Milan, Italy; Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Postdoctoral research: University of California, Irvine; Stanford University
Areas of responsibility: neurology, neuroscience, epilepsy, stroke, neuroimaging, vision, neuroinflammatory diseases, neuropsychiatry, neural stem cells
e-mail: mmaroso@aaas.org

Lindsey Pujanandez, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Education: B.S. Biology, University of Virginia; Ph.D. Immunology, University of Colorado; Postdoctoral research: NIAID/NIH.
Areas of responsibility: immunology, immunotherapy, autoimmunity, allergy, infectious disease, vaccines.
e-mail: lpujanandez@aaas.org

Katrina L. Kelner, Ph.D.
Founding Editor, Science Translational Medicine

Scientific Advisory Board Members

Mariano Barbacid, Ph.D.  
Director
Spanish National Cancer Centre (CNIO)
Madrid, SPAIN

Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D. 
F.M. Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Sonja M. Best, Ph.D. 
Chief, Innate Immunity and Pathogenesis Unit
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Bruce Blazar, M.D. 
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jeff Bluestone, Ph.D.  
Director, UCSF Diabetes Center
San Francisco, CA, USA

R. Nick Bryan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tania Bubela, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Xuetao Cao, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Institute of Immunology
Director, National Key Laboratory of Medical Immunology
Second Military Medical University
Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Martine D. Clozel, M.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Allschwil, SWITZERLAND

Jacob Corn, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Innovative Genomics Institute
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Grégoire Courtine, Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

Michele De Palma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne)
Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

Steven Deeks, M.D.  
Professor of Medicine in Residence
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Sudhansu K. Dey, Ph.D. 
Lova Riekert Chair and Professor
Director, Reproductive Sciences
Professor, Division of Developmental Biology Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Luis Diaz Jr., M.D. 
Head, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY, USA

Harry C. Dietz, M.D.  
Professor, Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA

Georg N. Duda, Ph.D.  
Director, Julius Wolff Institute
Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin
Berlin, GERMANY

Sabine A. Eming, M.D.  
Professor, Department of Dermatology
University of Cologne
Cologne, GERMANY

Thomas Fehr, M.D.  
Professor
University of Zurich
Zurich, SWITZERLAND

Mark C. Fishman, M.D.  
President, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Cambridge, MA, USA

Scott L. Friedman, M.D.  
Dean for Therapeutic Discovery
Professor of Medicine, Liver Diseases, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D. 
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.  
Director, Center for Genomic Medicine
Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy
Durham, NC, USA

Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D.  
Director, Center for Genome Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA

Frank Harrell Jr., Ph.D.  
Chairman
Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN, USA

Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D. 
Professor
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Eric Hoffman, Ph.D. 
CEO
Reveragen BioPharma
Rockville, MD, USA

Associate Dean for Research
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Binghamton University – SUNY
Binghamton, NY, USA

Elaine Holmes, Ph.D.  
Professor of Chemical Biology
Imperial College London
London, England, UK

David Holtzman, M.D. 
Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology
Professor of Developmental Biology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Member of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA

Kenya Honda, M.D. Ph.D. 
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Keio University School of Medicine
Tokyo, JAPAN

Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, M.D., Ph.D. 
James S. Simmons Professor of Genetics &  Metabolism
Chair, Department of Genetics &  Complex Diseases
Harvard University, School of Public Health
Boston, MA, USA

Steven E. Hyman, M.D. 
Provost, Harvard University
Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Carl H. June, M.D. 
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Stephen F. Kingsmore, MB, ChB, BAO, DSc, FRCPath  
President and CEO
Rady Pediatric Genomic and Systems Medicine Institute
San Diego, CA, USA

Robert Langer, Ph.D.  
Institute Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Cambridge, MA, USA

Brian Litt, M.D.  
Professor of Neurology and Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Elizabeth M. McNally, M.D., Ph.D. 
A. J. Carlson Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Research
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Lisa M. McShane, Ph.D.
Mathematical Statistician
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Bernard Munos, MBA, M.S.  
Founder
InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation
Indianapolis, IN, USA

Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Sanofi-Aventis
Cambridge, MA, USA

Carl Nathan, M.D.
R. A. Rees Pritchett Professor of Microbiology and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY, USA

Alan Packer, Ph.D. 
Associate Director for Research
Simons Foundation
New York, NY, USA

Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D.  
Chair and  Ralph B. and Ruth K. Abrams Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL, USA

Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D. 
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Glenn Prestwich, Ph.D. 
Presidential Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Presidential Special Assistant and Director, Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars
The University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Nathan D. Price, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Institute for Systems Biology
Seattle, WA, USA

Rino Rappuoli, Ph.D.  
Global Head of Vaccines Research
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics
Siena, ITALY

Jorge Reis-Filho, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPath  
Member and Attending Pathologist
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY, USA

Jeremy N. Rich, M.D.  
Chair
Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, USA

José-Alain Sahel, M.D.  
Professor of Ophthalmology
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Chairman, Department of Opthalmology
National Eye Hospital
Director, Vision Institute
INSERM-UPMC
Paris, FRANCE

Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

G. Sitta Sittampalam, Ph.D.  
Senior Scientific Officer
NCATS, NIH
Bethesda, MD, USA

Jean Paul Thiery, Ph.D.  
Head of Department and Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
SINGAPORE

Eric J. Topol, M.D.  
Director
Scripps Translational Science Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D.  
Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Ralph Weissleder, M.D., Ph.D.  
Professor & Director of the Center for Systems Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

David S. Wilkes, M.D.  
Dean, School of Medicine
James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, M.D.  
Senior Executive in Residence
Frazier Healthcare
Seattle, WA, USA

Keith R. Yamamoto, Ph.D.  
Vice Chancellor for Research
Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine
Professor, Departments of Cellular/Molecular Pharmacology and Biochemistry/Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Peter Zandstra, Ph.D.  
Professor
Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Elias Zerhouni, M.D.  
President
Global Research and Development
Sanofi-Aventis
Paris, FRANCE

Associate Scientific Advisors

Science Translational Medicine is pleased to welcome our sixth group of Associate Scientific Advisors. These 28 early-career translational scientists will serve for a period of 1 year. In addition to acting as advisors for the journal, these scientists will scan the literature weekly and select and summarize research papers to be highlighted in our Editors' Choice section. Each Associate Advisor will have ~7 of their articles appear in Science Translational Medicine over the coming year. View our previous Associate Scientific Advisors.

Associate Scientific Advisors 2017

Leah Byrne, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Huimahn Alex Choi, M.D., M.S.  
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurology
The University of Texas Health Science Center- McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX, USA

Stephanie Christenson, M.D., M.A.S.  
Assistant Professor in Residence
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Kwanghun Chung, Ph.D.  
Samuel A. Goldblith Career Development Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA

Kathryn M. Dupnik, M.D.  
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Center for Global Health
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY, USA

Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor
Laboratory for Psychiatric Neuroengineering, Principal Investigator
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Departments of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering
Center for Neuroengineering
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA

Jeffrey Haspel, M.D., Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO, USA

Christopher Hine, Ph.D.  
Assistant Staff
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Cleveland, OH, USA

Christopher M. Jewell, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor and Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, USA

Brian A. Jonas, M.D., Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
University of California Davis School of Medicine
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sacramento, CA, USA

Kevin R. King, M.D., Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Department of Bioengineering
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA

Maria K. Lehtinen, Ph.D.  
New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator
Assistant Professor
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Benjamin Levi, M.D.  
Director, Burn/Wound and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory
Assistant Professor in Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Hadar Lev-Tov, M.D., M.A.S.  
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL, USA

Vasiliki Michopoulos, Ph.D., MS.c.  
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University
Atlanta, GA USA

Miles Miller, Ph.D.  
Instructor
Center for Systems Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Jonathan Miner, M.D., Ph.D.  
Instructor in Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO, USA

Jill K. Morris, Ph.D.  
Senior Scientist
Department of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS, USA

Gaia Novarino, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Klosterneuburg, AUSTRIA

Jennifer A. Philips M.D., Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA

Kristopher A. Sarosiek, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology
John B. Little Center for Radiation Sciences
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA, USA

Tiffany C. Scharschmidt, M.D.  
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Ashley Shoemaker, M.D., MSCI  
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, USA

Monica Venere, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, OH, USA

Previous Associate Scientific Advisors

View archived lists of our Associate Scientific Advisors.

Editorial Staff Biographical Sketches

Orla M. Smith, Ph.D.
Orla M. Smith is the Managing Editor of Science Translational Medicine. She comes to this position from the journal Cell, where she was the founding Editor of the Leading Edge section with responsibility for all front end content, the popular SnapShot format and the Cell podcast. Prior to her time at Cell, Orla was Biology Perspectives Editor at Science where she also handled and edited manuscripts on neurodegenerative disease research. She began her career in scientific publishing as News and Views Editor at the journal Nature Medicine. Orla has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, and did postdoctoral work on the cell and molecular biology of stem cells at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland.

Competing interests: Orla M. Smith has no financial or management interests in any biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device or medical bioengineering companies or other institutions.

Yevgeniya Nusinovich, M.D., Ph.D.
Yevgeniya Nusinovich is a Senior Editor at Science Translational Medicine. She studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then went on to receive her M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine (specializing in Molecular and Cellular Oncology) from George Washington University. During her medical training, she continued to do research, in part through a fellowship sponsored by the American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center. During her pediatric residency, in addition to being involved with research, she spent her elective time each year as an intern editor at Science Translational Medicine and served as an Associate Advisor for the journal. After residency, she worked as a hospitalist at Children's National Medical Center, taking care of children on the oncology and bone marrow transplant units.

Competing interests: Yevgeniya Nusinovich has no financial or management interests in any biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device or medical bioengineering companies or other institutions.

Caitlin A. Czajka, Ph.D.
Caitlin A. Czajka is an Associate Editor at Science Translational Medicine. She holds her B.S.E. in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology - Cardiovascular Biology from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine Institute prior to joining Science Translational Medicine.

Competing interests: Caitlin A. Czajka has no financial or management interests in any biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, or medical bioengineering companies or other institutions.

Mattia Maroso, Ph.D.
Mattia Maroso is an Associate Editor at Science Translational Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam for his studies on the role of inflammation in temporal lobe epilepsy. He was then awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and completed his postdoctoral research working on the role of cannabinoid signaling in learning and memory at the University of California, Irvine and at Stanford University prior to joining Science Translational Medicine.

Lindsey Pujanandez, Ph.D.
Lindsey Pujanandez is an Associate Editor at Science Translational Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Immunology from The University of Colorado for her studies on the primary B cell response to HIV. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship working to develop a universal influenza vaccine at the NIH. Prior to joining Science Translational Medicine, she was a staff scientist at The Journal of Immunology.

Competing interests: Lindsey Pujanandez has no financial or management interests in any biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, or medical bioengineering companies or other institutions.

Katrina L. Kelner, Ph.D.
Katrina L. Kelner is the Founding Editor of Science Translational Medicine.