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, sepsis
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: biomaterials, bioengineering, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, medical devices, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, vascular diseases, fibrosis, neurotechnology
e-mail: cczajka@aaas.org

Catherine A. Charneski, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Education: B.Sc. Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Bath, UK; Ph.D. Biology, University of Bath, UK.;
Postdoctoral research: University of Düsseldorf, Germany; MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and Imperial College, UK.
Areas of responsibility: genetics, genomics, systems biology, metabolomics, metabolism, modeling, computational biology
e-mail: ccharneski@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, neural stem cells, respiratory disorders
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

Scientific Advisory Board Members

James Beeson, MB BS, Ph.D. 
Deputy Director and NHMRC Research Fellow
Burnet Institute
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Christine Brown, Ph.D.
Heritage Provider Network Professor in Immunotherapy
Associate Director, T cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory
City of Hope
Duarte, CA, USA

Tania Bubela, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA

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

Jacob Corn, Ph.D.
Professor of Genome Biology
Department of Biology
ETH
Zurich, SWITZERLAND

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.
Associate 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

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

Padraic Fallon, Ph.D, D.Sc.  
Professor of Translational Immunology
School of Medicine
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, IRELAND

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

Neil Ferguson, Ph.D.  
Director
MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis
Imperial College London
London, England, UK

Mark C. Fishman, M.D.  
Professor
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
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
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
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

Marina Konopleva, M.D., Ph.D.  
Professor and Chief
Section of Leukemia Biology Research, Department of Leukemia
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA

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

Elizabeth M. McNally, M.D., Ph.D. 
Ward Professor and Director
Center for Genetic Medicine
Northwestern University
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

Markus Neurath, M.D.
Chair of Internal Medicine
University Hospital Erlangen
Erlangen, GERMANY

Nickolas Papadopoulos, Ph.D. 
Professor, Oncology and Pathology
Director of Translational Genetics
Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics & Therapeutics
The Johns Hopkins Institutions
Baltimore, MD, 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

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

Jeremy N. Rich, M.D., MHS, MBA
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Regenerative Medicine
Director, Neuro-Oncology
Director, Brain Tumor Institute
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, 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

Alan R. Saltiel, Ph.D.  
Professor of Medicine
Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Helen Scharfman, Ph.D.  
Professor
Departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Physiology and Neuroscience, and Psychiatry
New York University Neuroscience Institute
New York University Langone Health
New York, NY, USA

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Dementia Research
The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Orangeburg, NY, USA

Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA

Fu-Dong Shi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Tianjin Medical University General Hospital
Tianjin, CHINA

Chief Neurologist
Department of Neuroimmunology
Beijing Tiantan Hospital
Capital Medical University
Beijing, CHINA

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

Livio Trusolino, M.D., Ph.D.  
Professor of Histology
Department of Oncology
University of Torino School of Medicine
Candiolo Cancer Institute – IRCCS
Turin, ITALY

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

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

Associate Scientific Advisors

Science Translational Medicine is pleased to welcome our seventh 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 2019

Michelle Boyle, Ph.D.
Team Head/EMBL Australia Group Leader
QIMR Berghofer
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Patrick M. Brunner, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, AUSTRIA

Annie Curtis, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Principal Investigator of Curtis Clock Laboratory
Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics (MCT) and Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCS)
Dublin, IRELAND

Stephanie G. Dakin, Ph.D., BVetMed
Associate Professor
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
Botnar Research Centre
University of Oxford
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Oxford, UK

Asmaa E. El-Kenawi, Ph.D. (Pharm), M.Sc.
Lecturer of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University
Mansoura, EGYPT
Research Scientist I
Department of Immunology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL, USA

Gilbert Gallardo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
St. Louis, MO, USA

Dylan Gee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

Cathryn L. Haigh, Ph.D.
Chief, Prion Cell Biology Unit
Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases
National Institutes of Health (NIAID/DIR)
Hamilton, MT, USA

Li-Hsin (Leo) Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Heather Hickman, Ph.D.
Earl Stadtman Investigator
Chief, Viral Immunity and Pathogenesis Unit
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Anand Jeyasekharan, MB BS, MRCP (UK), Ph.D.
Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Cancer Science Institute
National University of Singapore
SINGAPORE

Bethany Kerr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cancer Biology
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, and Biomedical Engineering (secondary)
Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Rajan Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR)/Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
Division of Operative Care, Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR, USA

Meghan L. McCain, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Joan Montero, Ph.D.
Ramon y Cajal Researcher
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
Barcelona, SPAIN

Kamila Naxerova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Systems Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA

Josh Neman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Member, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California 
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Eoin O’Cearbhaill, BE, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
UCD Centre for Biomedical Engineering
University College Dublin
Dublin, IRELAND

Emily Osterweil, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Fellow (Assistant Professor)
University of Edinburgh
Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
Edinburgh, UK

Lale Ozcan, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Frank Porreca, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology
The University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tucson, AZ, USA

Giuseppe Ronzitti, Ph.D.
Team Leader
Immunology and Liver Gene Transfer
INSERM UMR951 and Genethon
Évry, FRANCE

Adam G. Sowalsky, Ph.D.
Section Head, Prostate Cancer Genetics
Investigator, Laboratory of Genitourinary Cancer Pathogenesis
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Jessica D. Weaver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA

Vikramaditya G. Yadav, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
School of Biomedical Engineering
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

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 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 Institutions 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.

Catherine A. Charneski, Ph.D.
Catherine Charneski is an Associate Editor at Science Translational Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Biology with a focus on functional genomics from the University of Bath, UK. Catherine then did postdoctoral research on the systems biology of cellular metabolism and its regulation at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and as a Career Development Fellow at MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and Imperial College, UK.

Competing interests: Catherine A. Charneski 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.

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

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.