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Nicola Stead, Editor

New Content ItemNicola is an Editor for the BMC Series and the Editor of BMC Molecular and Cell Biology. Before joining BioMed Central in March 2021, Nicola was a Senior Editor at PLOS ONE in the Life Sciences team and was a News and Views Intern at the Journal of Experimental Biology. She holds a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Bath, UK, with year-long research project at Dartmouth College, USA, investigating cell cycle regulation in budding yeast. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge where she worked on a chromatin associated protein and its role in gene regulation at the Babraham Institute. In joining the BMC Series Nicola looks forward to continuing to champion for Open Science communication and publishing.

Senior Board Members

Hannu Myllykallio, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Hannu obtained his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, studying biological energy conversion in purple bacteria. He then did postdoctoral research on archaeal DNA replication and repair in the Paris region. Hannu is currently CNRS Research Director and uses a wide range of experimental methods to understand molecular mechanisms underpinning genome stability in live prokaryotic cells.

Nicholas Robinson, Lancaster University, UK

Nick obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow, investigating antigenic variation switching events in the African trypanosomes, especially those driven by homologous recombination. He then performed postdoctoral work at the Hutchison-MRC Cancer Cell Unit in Cambridge studying replication initiation processes in archaeal models. He then started his research group at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge with an MRC Career Development Award investigating the coordination of replication and homologous recombination. Nick is now a Lecturer at Lancaster University where his team explores chromosome stability and protein homeostasis in archaeal models. 

Ghanshyam Swarup, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

Ghanshyam Swarup obtained his PhD degree from the Molecular Biology Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. After a post-doctoral stint at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA, he joined the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. His areas of research interest include cell signalling, autophagy, membrane vesicle trafficking and molecular basis of disease.

Senior Editor
Nicola Stead, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Editorial Quality Editor
Catherine Rice, PhD, BSc, Springer Nature, UK

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Hannu Myllykallio, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Nicholas Robinson, PhD, Lancaster University, UK
Ghanshyam Swarup, PhD, The Indian National Science Academy, India

Editorial Board Members
Azlina Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Jameel R. Al-Obaidi, PhD, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Riham Aly, PhD, National Research Centre, Egypt
Shruti Arya, PhD, University of California San Francisco, USA
Kavita Babu, PhD, Indian Institute of Science, India
Maria Balda, PhD, University College London, UK
Tamas Balla, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health, USA
Balaji Banoth, St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Daniela Barilla, PhD, University of York, UK
Mary Baylies, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Caroline Beck, University of Otago, New Zealand
Paola Bellosta, PhD, University of Trento, Italy
Andrea Bernini, PhD, University of Siena, Italy
Harris Bernstein, PhD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, USA
Rajesh Bhardwaj, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Kabir Biswas, PhD, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Dave Boucher, PhD, University of York, UK
Claudio Brancolini, Universita degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Konrad Bussow, PhD, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany
Sergio Bydlowski, MD, PhD, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
David Carroll, PhD, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Matteo Castelli, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy
Malay Chaklader, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Kishore Challagundla, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Jinghai Chen, PhD, Zhejiang University, China
J. Don Chen, PhD, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA
Su-Ren Chen, PhD, Beijing Normal University, China
Yong Chen, PhD, Nanchang University, China
Sagar Chittori, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Chang Y Chung, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Paul Clarke, PhD, University of Dundee, UK
Damien Coudreuse, Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes, France
Remus T. Dame, PhD, Leiden University, Netherlands
Salvatore De Rosa, PhD, Magna Graecia University, Italy
Eros Di Giorgio, PhD, University of Udine, Italy
Alessandro Didonna, PhD, East Carolina University, USA
Georgina Ellison, PhD, Kings College London, UK
Chengming Fan, Dr. med., MD, PhD, Central South University, China
Xin-Hua Feng, PhD, Zhejiang University, China
Carlos Fernandez-Lozano, PhD, University of A Coruna - CITIC, Spain
Paulo Ferreira, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Slawomir Filipek, PhD, University of Warsaw, Poland
Paul Fogg, PhD, University of York, UK
GANG FU, PhD, UMass Chan Medical School, USA
Shrikanth Gadad, PhD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
Michael Galko, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Luiza Ghila, PhD, University of Bergen, Norway
Joel M Goodman, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, USA
John Goss, PhD, Wellesley College, USA
Marie-Jose Goumans, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Bhagwati Gupta, PhD, McMaster University, Canada
Einar Hallberg, PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden
Ruijin Huang, University of Bonn, Germany
Muzammal Hussain, PhD, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Adriana Ibelli, PhD, Embrapa Suínos e Aves, Brazil
Kazuhisa Iwabuchi, PhD, Juntendo University, Japan
Jean X Jiang, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA 
Robert Kelsh, PhD, University of Bath, UK
Muhammad Babar Khawar, PhD, University of Narowal, Pakistan
Lou Kim, PhD, Florida International University, USA
Janesh Kumar, PhD, National Centre for Cell Science, India
Sanjay Kumar, Ph.D., Sharda University, India
Adam Kwiatkowski, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Leticia Miranda Santos Lery, PhD, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC), Brazil
Rudolf E Leube, Dr. med., RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Rong Li, John Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Zhiming Li, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA
Caterina Licini, PhD, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
Fei Luo, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China
Gabriella Lupo, University of Catania, Italy
Amirhosein Maali, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Iran
Parmanand Malvi, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Tracey A Martin, PhD, Cardiff University, UK
Liam McGuffin, PhD, The University of Reading, UK
Rossana Melo, PhD, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Andreas Merdes, PhD, CNRS, France
Massimo Micaroni, PhD, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Christian Morsczeck, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
Douglas Muench, PhD, University of Calgary, Canada
Naoshad Muhammad, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Brona Murphy, PhD, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Pablo Ivan Nikel, PhD, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Denmark
Sergio Oddi, PhD, University of Teramo, Italy
Subhashis Pal, PhD, Emory University, USA
Saravanan Palani, PhD, Indian Institute of Science, India
Subba R Palli, PhD, University of Kentucky, USA
Dulal Panda, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Amit Pandey, Amity University Haryana, India
Swaroop Kumar Pandey, PhD, GLA University , India
Louis Penning, PhD, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Phuc Pham Van, PhD, University of Science, Vietnam
Colin Phoon, MPhil, MD, New York University, USA
Marek Postula, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Giulio Preta, PhD, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Mahbuba Rahman, PhD, McMaster University, Canada
Francois Richard, Universite Laval, Canada
Francisco Rivero, PhD, University of Hull, UK 
Subhadeep Roy, PhD, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, India
Pritam Sadhukhan, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Vinay Sagar, PhD, Northwestern University, USA
Gabriele Saretzki, PhD, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, UK
Leonor Saude, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Portugal
Stefania Scalise, PhD, University of Catanzaro, Italy
Thomas Schimmang, Dr. rer. nat., Institute for Biology and Molecular Genetics, Spain
Yosuke Senju, Dr. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Okayama University, Japan
Qunxin She, PhD, Shandong University, China
Osamu Shimmi, MD, University of Tartu, Estonia
Alex Shimura Yamashita, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Kirtikar Shukla, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Sanjeev Shukla, PhD, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India
Manjari Singh, Assam University, India
Santosh Singh, Morehouse School of Medicine, USA
Himangshu Sonowal, PhD, University of California San Diego, USA
Elias Spiliotis, Drexel University, USA
Deborah Stenkamp, PhD, University of Idaho, USA
Theresia Stradal, University of Muenster, Germany
Paul Steimle, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Yilun Sun, PhD, National Cancer Institute, USA
Shi-Cong Tao, MD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, China
Paolo Tortora, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Università di Milano – Bicocca, Italy
Chao Tu, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Yusuf Tutar, PhD, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Turkey
David Turner, PhD, University of Liverpool, UK
Arun Upadhyay, PhD, Northwestern University, USA
Elizabeth Vafiadaki, PhD, Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, Greece
Francois Vallette, Université de Nantes, France
Manasvita Vashisth, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, USA
Eleonora Vecchio, PhD, University Of Catanzaro, Italy
Mohammad Tahir Waheed, PhD, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
Pablo Wappner, PhD, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina
Jim Warwicker, PhD, University of Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK
Christian Widmann, PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Sjoerd van Wijk, Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Paediatrics, Goethe-University, Germany
Christine Wrenzycki, Dr. med. vet., University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany
Xuebiao Yao, Morehouse School of Medicine, USA
Kyoko Yokomori, PhD, University of California Irvine, USA
Jian Zhang, China National Rice Research Institute, China
Tawanda Zininga, PhD, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Wei Zou, PhD, Zhejiang University, China

Editorial Advisors
Ueli Aebi ,University of Basel, Switzerland
Tetsu Akiyama, University of Tokyo, Japan
David Andrews, McMaster University, Canada
Francis A Barr, University of Liverpool, UK
David Brautigan, University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
Joan S Brugge, Harvard University, USA
Lewis Cantley, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, USA
Bruce Demple, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Elaine Elion, Harvard Medical School, USA
Scott Emr, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & University of California, San Diego, USA
Gary Firestone, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Peter A Greer, Queen's University Cancer Research Institute, Canada
Gregg G Gundersen, Columbia University, USA
Iswar K Hariharan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Mitsuhiko Ikura, Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada
Tohru Kataoka, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Cynthia L Kenyon, University of California, USA
Jeanne Lawrence, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Gregory A Matera, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Paul Matsudaira, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Fumio Matsumura, Rutgers University, USA
Graeme Milligan, University of Glasgow, UK
Keith E Mostov, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Walter Neupert, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany
Bjorn Olsen, Harvard Medical School, USA
Michele Pagano, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Suzanne Pfeffer, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Jeff Rathmell, Duke University, USA
Joseph Schlessinger, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Tim Stearns, Stanford University, USA
Yoshimi Takai, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Thomas von Zglinicki, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK
Yu-Li Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Karsten Weis, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jonathan Weissman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & University of California, USA
Toshio Yanagida, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan
Junying Yuan, Harvard Medical School, USA