Michael Way (Editor-in-Chief)
Michael Way obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and received postdoctoral training at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, and the Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA. He was a group leader in the Cell Biology Programme at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, for 6.5 years before moving to the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute in 2001. The goal of Dr. Way's research is to understand how signalling networks and their underlying machinery regulate cytoplasmic transport and cell migration. He has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2005, and Editor-in-Chief since 2012.
Kathleen J. Green (Deputy Editor-in-Chief)
Kathleen Green graduated with Distinction in Biology from Pomona College, CA, USA, in 1977 and went on to obtain a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at Washington University in St Louis in 1982. After carrying our her postdoctoral training in Cell Biology at Northwestern University Medical School, Dr Green joined the faculty of the Pathology and Dermatology Departments, where she is currently the Joseph L. Mayberry Professor of Pathology and Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Education. Dr. Green also serves as Program Leader for the Tumor Invasion, Metastasis and Angiogenesis Basic Science Program of the R.H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Green's research program is directed towards elucidating the structure and function of cell-cell adhesion molecules and their associated intercellular junctions in tissue morphogenesis and differentiation, and in pathological processes such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and inherited diseases. Dr. Green served on the Journal of Cell Science Editorial Advisory Board from 1992-2002, when she became an Editor.
Daniel Billadeau received his B.S. in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota – Saint Paul, Ph.D. in Pathobiology from the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, and postdoctoral training in the area of Molecular Immunology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr Billadeau subsequently became an Assistant Professor in the Division of Oncology Research and Department of Immunology at Mayo Clinic, where he has risen through the ranks to Full Professor. Dr Billadeau is also a faculty member of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and presently serves as the Associate Director for Basic Science in the NCI-funded Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also the Leader of the Growth, Senescence and Cancer platform in the newly formed Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery. Dr Billadeau has had a long-standing interest in delineating the signaling pathways regulating natural-killer-cell cytotoxicity and T-cell activation with a specific emphasis toward mechanisms impacting the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons. More recently, his work has also included investigations into the mechanisms regulating receptor trafficking through the endosomal network via WASH and the retromer complexes. Lastly, his lab continues to perform studies in cancer biology where he focuses on signaling pathways regulating pancreatic cancer proliferation and survival as well as pathways involved in generating and maintaining cancer-initiating cells. He has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2015.
Maria Carmo-Fonseca received her MD (1983) and PhD in Cell Biology (1988) from Lisbon University, and carried out postdoctoral training at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. Her current roles are Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Lisbon Medical School and Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine, an associated research centre. Dr. Carmo-Fonseca's laboratory combines live-cell microscopy, computational modelling, molecular biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics to study how the dynamic properties of RNA-protein complexes contribute to post-transcriptional gene regulation. She is an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, and served on the Journal of Cell Science Editorial Board before becoming an Editor in 2009.
Andrew Ewald received his undergraduate degree in physics with honors from Haverford College. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the California Institute of Technology, studying with Scott Fraser. He completed postdoctoral work with Zena Werb in mammary biology and cancer at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr Ewald joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008, and is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Oncology and Biomedical Engingeering. Dr Ewald studies how cells build organs during normal development and how these same processes contribute to breast cancer metastasis. His lab recently identified a unique class of breast cancer cells that lead the process of invasion into surrounding tissues—a first step in cancer metastasis. His students and fellows are currently working to identify molecular strategies to prevent and treat metastatic breast cancer. Dr Ewald was the 3D Cell Biology Guest Editor on Journal of Cell Science during 2015/2016, and became a permanent Editor in 2016.
David Glover obtained his PhD from University College London, while working at ICRF, now the Cancer-Research UK London Research Institute. He was then a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellow in the Biochemistry Department at Stanford. Following postdoctoral training, Dr. Glover spent 14 years in the Biochemistry Department at Imperial College London, where he briefly chaired the department before taking a personal chair at the University of Dundee, first in the Biochemistry Department and then in Anatomy and Physiology. After 10 years in Scotland, Dr. Glover moved to the University of Cambridge, where he is currently the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, a position he has held since 1999. Since 1989, he has been Director of the Cancer Research UK Cell Cycle Genetics Research Group. His research activities focus on the regulation of mitotic progression, with a particular interest in the roles of mitotic kinases at the centrosomes, kinetochores and central spindle. Dr. Glover has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 1992.
John Heath was educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford and carried out postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, and the Department of Zoology in Oxford. Following several years as a lecturer at the University of Oxford, Dr. Heath joined the University of Birmingham as Professor of Biochemistry in 1995, where he is currently Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, as well as Pro Vice Chancellor (Estates and Infrastructure). Professor Heath's research interests concern the molecular signalling processes that control cell behaviour and their impact on human disease. He has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2004.
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz obtained her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA, and received postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in Bethesda, MD. Since 1992 she has acted as Chief of the Section on Organelle Biology in the Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch at the NICHD. Dr. Lippincott-Schwartz's research is focussed on understanding how intracellular organelles are assembled and inherited, and how proteins move within cells. Her lab uses various fluorescent imaging techniques to visualize and track molecules and organelles at both diffraction-limited and super-resolution scales. Dr. Lippincott-Schwartz has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2000.
Areas of expertise
Microscopy, membrane trafficking, organelles, ER, Golgi, microtubules, motors, organelle biogenesis and membrane-cytoskeletal interactions, protein trafficking, vesicles, autophagy, mitochondria, ESCRT proteins, actin, dynamin, fly embryo development.
Guangshuo obtained his PhD in cell and developmental biology from the University of California, Davis. His thesis work, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Jon Scholey, focused on ciliogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans neurons and elucidated how microtubule-based motor proteins are used to build neuronal cilia. Guangshuo received his postdoctoral training with Dr. Ron Vale at the University of California, San Francisco, where he developed imaging techniques to study neuroblast migration and division in C. elegans larvae and discovered a novel myosin-based mechanism underlying neuroblast asymmetric division. In 2011 he was recruited by the Junior One Thousand Talent Plan Award by the Chinese government as an investigator at the Institute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2013 his group relocated to the School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and he became a principle investigator of the Joint Center for Life Sciences at Tsinghua and Peking Universities. He continues to study neuroblast development using C. elegans as a model organism. Dr. Ou has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2017.
Giampietro Schiavo obtained his PhD from the University of Padua, Italy, and received postdoctoral training at the Department of Biomedical Studies, University of Padua, and at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA. He was then recruited as junior group leader at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, where he was Head of the Molecular Neuropathobiology Laboratory. Dr. Schiavo's lab moved to the University College London Institute of Neurology in 2013. The goal of Dr. Schiavo's research is to understand the mechanisms underlying neuronal membrane trafficking, and how neurons control the uptake and sorting of ligands in health and disease. Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011, He has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2007.
Between 1980 and 1988, Arnoud Sonnenberg trained in several laboratories, including the Salk Institute, San Diego, CA, USA (directed by Prof. Dr. R. Dulbecco), and the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Department of Immunology, San Diego (directed by Dr T.S. Edgington). In 1988, Dr. Sonnenberg moved to the Central Laboratory of the Netherlands Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Department of Immunohematology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1990. Subsequently, he joined the Division of Cell Biology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, where he became head of the Division in 2003. The main objective of his research is to understand the function of integrins in differentiation and migration, and how integrins and associated proteins regulate the assembly of multiprotein complexes at the cell substratum site in normal and pathological conditions. Dr. Sonnenberg has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2005.
David Stephens received a BSc and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of London. He then moved to the University of Bristol for a postdoctoral position followed by further postdoctoral work at EMBL in Heidelberg. After leaving Germany, Professor Stephens returned to Bristol as a Medical Research Council fellow in the School of Biochemistry. He was subsequently appointed Professor of Cell Biology in 2010. Professor Stephens is also Academic Director of the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility in Bristol and is highly active on both research and teaching roles within the University. He is a member of the Faculty of 1000 and of both the British and American Societies for Cell Biology. Professor Stephens served on committees for both the British Society for Cell Biology and Royal Microscopical Society and until recently was an Editor for Biology Open, a sister journal to Journal of Cell Science. Professor Stephens' lab has made extensive use of cell imaging techniques, notably live cell imaging and electron microscopy, to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying membrane traffic and cytoskeletal dynamics in mammalian cells. More recently his work has included use of zebrafish as a genetic model. The goal of his work is to understand the fundamental mechanisms that underlie cell function in both the normal healthy state and in disease; this has led to his most recent work studying the role of endomembranes and motor proteins in the formation and function of primary cilia. He has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2015.
Professor Tamotsu Yoshimori was educated at Osaka University in Japan, where he received his PhD in Medical Science. He was an assistant professor at Kansai Medical University, a postdoctoral researcher at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, an associate professor at the National Institute of Basic Biology and as a professor at both the National Institute of Genetics and the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University. He is now a professor of genetics at the Graduate School of Medicine and a professor of intracellular membrane dynamics at the Graduate School of Frontier Bioscience, Osaka University. Professor Yoshimori's research interests are focused on intracellular membrane trafficking, and particularly on autophagy. He has been a Journal of Cell Science Editor since 2013.
Areas of expertise
Autophagy, membrane trafficking, endocytic pathway, secretory pathway, organelles, ER, Golgi, endosomes, lysosomes, organelle biogenesis, protein transport, vesicles, membrane dynamics, protein degradation, quality control.
Manuel Théry (Guest Editor: Reconstituting Cell Biology)
Manuel Théry was trained in Physics and Chemistry at the ESPCI in Paris, France. He received his PhD from the University of Paris Diderot in 2006. His thesis work, conducted under the guidance of Michel Bornens at the Institut Curie, was dedicated to the study of cell polarity and mitotic spindle orientation in response to cell adhesion cues. He developed micropatterned surfaces to control the spatial distribution of cell adhesion and co-founded the company CYTOO, which commercialises these substrates. The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) offered him a permanent position in 2008. In collaboration with Laurent Blanchoin, Manuel has developed new in vitro assays to direct the self-organization of actin filaments and microtubules with microfabricated devices. He shares his research activities between the CEA in Grenoble and the Hôpital Saint Louis in Paris.
Dr Théry is coordinating the Reconstituting Cell Biology Special Issue, due to be published in early 2019. Click here for more information.
Areas of expertise
Centrosomes, microtubules, actin filaments, cell adhesion, cell mechanics, cell polarity.