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Editor-in-Chief

David Eisner, Editor-in-Chief

Calcium regulation; intracellular signalling; cardiac muscle; ion regulation

David Eisner David obtained his B.A. (Natural Sciences) from Cambridge University in 1976. He was awarded a D.Phil (Oxford University) in 1979 for work on the regulation of intracellular sodium concentration and its effects on contractility, carried out under the supervision of Denis Noble. He was then a postdoc with Ian Glynn (Cambridge) studying the kinetics of the sodium pump in red blood cells before taking up a lectureship at University College London in 1980. While at UCL, he began to study calcium regulation in cardiac muscle. In 1980 he moved to the University of Liverpool and, in 1999, to Manchester University where he became The British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiac Physiology.

His research has focused on calcium cycling in the heart with particular interest on how the calcium content of the sarcoplasmic reticulum and the size of the systolic Ca transient are regulated. This work has revealed the importance of calcium fluxes being balanced during the heartbeat and has helped elucidate, not only the control of the normal Ca transient but also the changes that occur in heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. His most recent work has studied the regulation of diastolic calcium concentration.

His leadership roles include serving as President of The Physiological Society, as well as The Federation of European Physiological Societies. He has a keen interest in scientific publishing and previous held the roles of Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Physiology and The Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.
http://www.cardiovascular.manchester.ac.uk/staff/DavidEisner ,

Associate Editors

Henk L. Granzier, Associate Editor

Structure and function of myofilament proteins; skeletal and cardiac muscle; single molecule force spectroscopy; biomechanics and integrative physiology

pic Henk received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington and received postdoctoral training in Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. He works at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he is a Professor in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Bioengineering and the Norville Sarver Heart Center Endowed Chair. His research is focused on the giant elastic protein titin in muscle function and disease and on nebulin in the structure and function of the skeletal muscle thin filament.
http://mcrp.med.arizona.edu/research_granzier_overview.html

Chris Lingle, Associate Editor

Allosteric regulation of calcium and voltage regulated channels; mechanisms of channel block; mechanisms of channel regulation by auxiliary subunits and regulatory subunit stoichiometry; physiological roles of channels in native cells

picChris received a B.S. in Biology from University of Oregon. After a brief foray in graduate school (UO) in plant physiology and an interim year of “independent research” spent in part on the Oregon coast, he returned to graduate school in Neurobiology focusing on transmitter-gated responses and neurohormone modulation of neuromuscular transmission in Crustacea. During a postdoc at Brandeis with Eve Marder, he became engaged in mechanisms of channel block, taking advantage of Chris Miller’s “state-of-the-art” MINC-11 “microcomputer” to analyze synaptic current decays. After joining the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Florida State University, he began patch-clamp studies of nAChR’s in Xenopus myocytes, collaborated with Tony Auerbach then in Puerto Rico attempting noise analysis on glutamate and AChR channels in crustacean muscle (work that somehow made its way to JGP), and with Alan Neely began initial work with adrenal chromaffin cells. In 1978, he moved his lab to the Basic Research Unit in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine, headed by Joe Henry Steinbach. The work on chromaffin cells led to identification of inactivating variants of BK channels, setting the stage for many years of molecular, biophysical, and physiological studies of the role of BK channels and their regulatory subunits. Occasional forays into Ca2+ channels, Slo3 K+ channels, and Slo2 channels have failed to diminish the lure offered by the abundant intrinsic merits of BK channels. Chris has served stints on what is now the BPNS NIH study section, the Biophysical Journal editorial board, and as a Journal of Neuroscience associate editor. He was unbelievably fortunate to have ended up on this particular career path, being stimulated by a series of outstanding members of his lab, working in a field with creative, rigorous, and mutually supportive scientists, experiencing an enormous number of wonderful international friendships and experiences.
https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/about/faculty-recognition/distinguished-faculty-awards/2018-2/christopher-j-lingle-phd/

Joseph A. Mindell, Associate Editor

Biological membranes; structure/function of secondary active transporters; organellar ion dynamics

pic Joe Mindell was an undergraduate in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry department at Yale University, where he was first exposed to transporter proteins during a summer internship in Carolyn Slayman’s lab. He completed the M.D./Ph.D. program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine working on single channel recordings of Diphtheria Toxin channels under the tutelage of Alan Finkelstein. After a residency in internal medicine, Joe tumbled into Chris Miller’s lab at Brandeis, where he renewed his love for really basic science. Joe joined the faculty at the intramural program in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH in 2002, where he currently remains as Senior Investigator.

Mindell’s scientific interests focus on the mechanism and physiology of secondary active transporters. His lab uses a combination of biophysical and cell-biological methods to probe these proteins, with particular emphasis on bacterial secondary transporter as model systems and on the role of ClC-7 in lysosomal function in mammalian cells.
https://irp.nih.gov/pi/joseph-mindell

Eduardo Ríos, Associate Editor

Calcium channels and signaling; excitation-contraction coupling; cellular homeostasis and energetics; muscle function; optical techniques

pic Eduardo is grateful to the Uruguayan taxpayer, who continues to fund the free "Universidad de la República, Montevideo," where he wandered from the School of Medicine to Engineering to Sciences, to finally obtain a degree in physics, in record (long) time. In 1978 he brought his wife and children to Rochester, NY, to postdoc in Martin Schneider’s lab of Paul Horowicz’s Department of Physiology. Martin showed him the beauty of calcium signals when treated quantitatively, while Paul taught him to dissect the single muscle fiber and severely hurt his self-esteem by convincing him that “we researchers are paid to play.” Later, Eduardo joined the Department of Physiology that Bob Eisenberg had re-founded at Rush University in Chicago, where the first thing he did was push for a change of name to "Molecular Biophysics and Physiology"--note how any permutation of those words sounds equally cool. He moved through the ranks and in 2003 started Rush’s Section of Cellular Signaling, an environment where colleagues freely share equipment and ideas. Since its beginnings, he has been privileged to serve in PEDECIBA, the Uruguayan Program for the Development of Basic Sciences. His lab still ponders the relative virtues of electrical vs. chemical signaling, why calcium and not magnesium, and whether and how this basic knowledge can make a difference for people with neuromuscular diseases.
https://www.rushu.rush.edu/research/departmental-research/physiology-and-biophysics-research/laboratory-eduardo-rios-phd

Consulting Editor

Olaf S. Andersen, Consulting Editor

pic Olaf received his MD from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1971. After postdoctoral training in biophysics at the University of Copenhagen and The Rockefeller University, he joined the faculty of Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Cornell Medical College) in 1973. He became Professor of Physiology and Biophysics in 1982.

Olaf's research is aimed at elucidating the mechanisms underlying ion channel function, as well as the energetic coupling between membrane proteins and their host lipid bilayer. Using a combination of electrophysiology, stopped-flow spectrofluorometry, kinetic modeling, and molecular dynamics simulations, he explores the energetic coupling between membrane proteins and their host bilayer and their consequences for the bilayer-mediated regulation of membrane proteins by (usually small) biologically active molecules.
https://physiology.med.cornell.edu/people/olaf-s-andersen-m-d/

Managing Editor

Meighan E. Schreiber, Managing Editor

picMeighan has over a decade of experience with online peer review systems and running an editorial office through her service as a Managing Editor of Health Services Research, Health Research & Educational Trust's flagship publication and an official journal of AcademyHealth. Meighan was most recently the Managing Editor of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

 

Production

Andrew Lo Bello, Production Editor

pic Andrew joined Rockefeller University Press in September 2019 with more than 10 years of experience in STM journal production, most recently at Springer Nature. He studied film at Brooklyn College and is a published photographer.

Rochelle Ritacco, Preflight Editor

pic Rochelle is responsible for the preparation of figures for RUP publication—checking production quality, conforming style, and clarity of presentation. She is a skilled digital artist with expertise in many media applications. Rochelle began freelancing at RUP in 2007 and shortly thereafter joined the staff. Prior to RUP, she assisted the campus photographer at Monmouth University. Rochelle received her BA in communications from Seton Hill University and has completed two certificate programs, Digital Art (BCC) and Filmmaking (NYU). She is on the board of the Belmar Art Council. Rochelle lives along the dazzling north Jersey shore with her husband and daughter.

Laura Smith, Senior Preflight Editor

pic Laura began her career at The Rockefeller University in 1996 in the Office of Public Affairs. In 1997, she joined the RU Press as assistant to then director Michael Held. In 2002, under the guidance of Mike Rossner, Laura began image screening. She has since traveled abroad and throughout the United States training others in the detection of image manipulation. Laura lives in the Hudson Valley with her daughter and rescue kitty "Wiki".

Guest Editors

Alessio Accardi
Toby W. Allen
Olga Boudker
Vincent Jacquemond
Christopher J. Lingle
Anna Menini
Christopher Miller
Joseph A. Mindell
Richard L. Moss
Mark T. Nelson
Lawrence G. Palmer
Edward N. Pugh, Jr.
Janice L. Robertson
Dirk J. Slotboom
D. Peter Tieleman

Editorial Advisory Board

Alessio Accardi
Christopher A. Ahern
Richard W. Aldrich
Toby W. Allen
Arun Anantharam
Frances Ashcroft
Robert S. Balaban
Diana M. Bautista
Bruce P. Bean
Francisco Bezanilla
Rikard Blunck
Olga Boudker
Michael D. Cahalan
Stephen C. Cannon
Anne Carlson
Nancy Carrasco
William A. Catterall
Sudha Chakrapani
Baron Chanda
Edwin R. Chapman
Tsung-Yu Chen
Heping (Peace) Cheng
Colleen Clancy
Christine Cremo
Jianmin Cui
Cynthia Czajkowski
Thomas E. DeCoursey
Lucie Delemotte
Robert T. Dirksen
Michael Duchen
Jose M. Eltit
David Fedida
Michael Fill
Karen Fleming
Robert J. French
Rachelle Gaudet
Alfred L. George, Jr.
Ulrik Gether
Teresa Giraldez
Ana Maria Gomez
Miriam B. Goodman
Claudio F. Grosman
Andrew L. Harris
H. Criss Hartzell
Katherine Henzler-Wildman
Ryan Hibbs
Cecilia Hidalgo
Donald W. Hilgemann
Bertil Hille
Heedeok Hong
Toshinori Hoshi
Jochen S. Hub
Tzyh-Chang Hwang
León D. Islas
Meyer B. Jackson
Vincent Jacquemond
Vasanthi Jayaraman
Timothy Jegla
Youxing Jiang
Susy Kohout
Nagomi Kurebayashi
Johanna Lanner
H. Peter Larsson
Ramon Latorre
Amy Lee
Henry A. Lester
Richard S. Lewis
Emily R. Liman
Polina V. Lishko
Isabel Llano
Zhe Lu
Ellen Lumpkin
Merritt Maduke
Karl L. Magleby
Alicia Mattiazzi
Anna Menini
Andrea L. Meredith
Joseph M. Metzger
Lorin Milescu
Mirela Milescu
Christopher Miller
Justin Molloy
Anna Moroni
Richard L. Moss
Ruth Murrell-Lagnado
Angus Nairn
Erwin Neher
Mark T. Nelson
Keir C. Neuman
Simon Newstead
Crina M. Nimigean
Yasushi Okamura
Yasuko Ono
Brian O’Rourke
Lawrence G. Palmer
Diane M. Papazian
Medha Pathak
Cristina Paulino
Eduardo Perozo
Geoffrey S. Pitt
Stephan Pless
Jennifer Pluznick
Régis Pomès
Murali Prakriya
Catherine Proenza
Edward N. Pugh, Jr.
Michael Pusch
Indira M. Raman
Padmini Rangamani
Michael Regnier
Gail A. Robertson
Janice L. Robertson
Tamara Rosenbaum
Brad S. Rothberg
Benoit Roux
Timothy A. Ryan
Jon T. Sack
Luis Fernando Santana
Laurent Schild
Avner Schlessinger
Show-Ling Shyng
Fred J. Sigworth
Karin Sipido
Lucia Sivilotti
Dirk J. Slotboom
Eric Sobie
R. John Solaro
Dimitrios Stamou
Randy Stockbridge
Byung-Chang Suh
Sergei Sukharev
Justin W. Taraska
Doug Tobias
Francesco Tombola
Susan Treves
Matthew C. Trudeau
Stephen Tucker
Jolanda van der Velden
Valeria Vásquez
Sarah Veatch
David M. Warshaw
Alexandra Zahradníková
Hailin Zhang
Jie Zheng

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