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Editorial Team

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Chief Editor: Barbara Cheifet 

Barbara completed her PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University, where she studied skin wound healing and stem cell development in mice. She joined Genome Biology as an Associate Editor in 2014. She is based in the New York office.

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Senior Editor: Andrew Cosgrove 

Andrew obtained his PhD from Dundee University, studying DNA replication and nuclear organization in budding yeast. He then did a postdoc on yeast meiosis in Sheffield, before joining Genome Biology in 2009. He is based in the London office.

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Senior Editor: Tim Sands

Tim joined Genome Biology in 2016 after several years working as the editor for several titles in the BMC series journals. He received his PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Edinburgh, studying hybrid zones. Tim handles manuscripts on evolutionary genomics and systems biology. He is based in the London office.

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Senior Editor: Yixin Yao

Yixin joined Genome Biology in 2016 as an Associate Editor. Trained as a cell biologist, she studied cancer etiology in the context of environmental health sciences at New York University School of Medicine. Yixin handles manuscripts in various areas of cancer, plant and disease genomics; and she’s based in the Shanghai office.

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Associate Editor: Kevin Pang

Kevin joined the Genome Biology team in 2018. He has a PhD in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he investigated the evolution and development of cnidarians and ctenophores. He continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen (Norway), studying comparative genomics of animals and the evolution of animal nervous systems.  He is based in the New York office.

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Associate Editor: Anahita Bishop

Anahita completed her PhD in Molecular Biology in Max F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna, where she studied the processes of the first meiotic division in Caenorhabditis elegans. She joined Genome Biology in 2018 after a locum position as an Assistant Editor at BMC Biology. She is interested in chromosome dynamics and DNA damage repair mechanisms as well as disease genomics. She is based in the London office.

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Locum Associate Editor: Veronique van den Berghe

Veronique joined Genome Biology in 2018. She received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at KU Leuven in Belgium where she investigated the development and migration of cortical interneurons in the mouse embryo. She went on to do a postdoc at the Instituto de Neurociencias in Spain and at King’s College London looking at the integration of these neurons in the postnatal brain. Veronique is interested in developmental biology, neuroscience and disease genomics. She is based in the London office.