Staff Science Editors

JoVE’s editorial team consists of scientists with expertise in each of the journal’s sections. Editors draw from their research experience to curate high-quality content for the journal. As a team, they ensure that JoVE’s content meets the highest standards of scientific validity and represents a complete library of methodologies across all areas of the physical and life sciences. JoVE’s editors share a vision of accelerating scientific progress by increasing reproducibility and productivity through video publishing. To learn more about the individual research backgrounds and interests of JoVE’s editorial team, see below.

Benjamin Werth

Senior Science Editor

Benjamin graduated from the University of Delaware Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biochemistry. During college, he founded and served as president of the fishing club, volunteered in the Dominican Republic, and interned for the National Park Service at Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Benjamin has researched and published in chemistry and bio-medical fields. His experience ranges from organic synthesis of antivirals to characterizing mouse models for cutaneous photodamage and autoimmune disease.

In his free time, Benjamin can be found boating and fishing, birdwatching, playing soccer, or carving wood.


Jaydev Upponi, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Jaydev is a native of Mumbai (Bombay), India. He graduated with a Bachelors in?Pharmaceutical Sciences from Bombay College of Pharmacy, University of Mumbai. He moved?to Boston and graduated with his Masters from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern,?Jaydev developing a passion for research and later graduated with a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical?Sciences. During his Ph.D, ?Jaydev developed and characterized various nano-based?pharmaceutical preparations for application as therapeutics and diagnostics in?oncology. Outside the lab, he actively took part in organizing and promoting student club?activities such as the NU-AAPS and volunteering for the European Career Fair. His hobbies are?cooking, listening to music and reading. Jaydev is excited to be a part of JoVE and believes that?JoVE’s innovative approach to science-publication will revolutionize research across industry?and academia.


Jialan Zhang, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Jialan received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Connecticut in 2013. Jialan first discovered JoVE while conducting her postdoctoral research at the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Rutgers University. She joined JoVE in 2016, and in her spare time she likes to read, chat with family and friends, and travel.


Lyndsay Troyer, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Lyndsay joined JoVE as the editor of the Environment section in 2016 following a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at Washington University in St. Louis. She received a B.A. in Chemistry at Whitman College and completed her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at Colorado State University. During her Ph.D., Lyndsay studied arsenic and uranium biogeochemistry in mine tailing sediments. She continued her research on uranium geochemistry, primarily using synchrotron-based X-ray techniques, during her postdoc.


Aaron Berard, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Aaron graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. During college, he worked as a research assistant for a cognition lab where he developed his passion for neuroscience and honed his interest to the study of brain plasticity. Aaron received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Brown University four years after his graduation from Umass, where he studied the effect of sleep on the consolidative plastic mechanisms in the brain. He then pursued his postdoctoral research at a neighboring lab in Brown where he investigated potential interventions for Alzheimer’s disease using integrative cognitive techniques. In his free time, Aaron enjoys playing drums, guitar, and piano as well as practicing his cooking skills.


Ronald Myers, Ph.D.

Senior Science Editor

Ron received his Ph.D. in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology from Tufts University. During his thesis work he investigated the role of various extracellular matrix proteins in the proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells. After graduating from Tufts, Ron began a postdoctoral research position at Harvard Medical School. ?His research focused on the role of a novel class of arrestins, the α-arrestins, on β-adrenergic receptors in the context of heart failure and obesity. ?In his spare time Ron is an animal lover and enjoys camping and the outdoors.


Nandita Singh, Ph.D.

Senior Science Editor

Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of South Carolina, Columbia and a M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India. Nandita completed her post-doctoral work at the Whitehead Institute and worked in the Biotech Industry for over two years. She has published in leading journals including Nature, Nature Genetics, Genes and Development and Current Biology. She is convinced that the power of the visual media far exceeds the written word especially when it comes to describing biological methods. In her opinion, video protocols are an invaluable tool to make challenging biological techniques more reproducible and accessible to the entire scientific community.


Stephanie Weldon, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Stephanie received her B.Sc. in Biology at Emory University. She studied the bacterial endosymbionts of sap-feeding insects during both her Ph.D. in Entomology at the University of Georgia and her postdoctoral research at the University of Montana, and she has an inordinate fondness for parasitoid wasps. Outside of JoVE she enjoys reading, cooking, and bug-based science outreach.

Kyle Jewhurst, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Kyle received his B.S. in Physics from UCLA, then, looking for a change, moved to the East Coast and earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Tufts University. His dissertation research was on the ability of frog hearts to recover from oxidative stress. He joined the JoVE team as editor of the Developmental Biology section in 2019.
In his free time, Kyle enjoys creative writing, board games, and cooking.

Editorial Board

JoVE’s Editorial Board includes world-renowned professors, scientists, physicians and key opinion leaders. Board members have been selected for their knowledge and proven experience in experimental science and/or cutting-edge medical practice. Our Board Members share the JoVE vision to accelerate scientific research through enhanced transparency and technical excellence at the lab bench and in the clinic. Editorial Board members act as advisors for the content, scope and long-term editorial vision of the journal.

Behavior Section

  • Jean-Christophe BilleterAssociate Professor
    Faculty of Science and Engineering
    University of Groningen Biography

  • Linda FranckProfessor
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing
    University of California San Francisco Biography

  • Giuseppe GiannaccareAssistant Professor
    Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine
    University of BolognaBiography

  • Benjamin NephewAssistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Tufts University Biography

  • Uri ShalevAssociate Professor
    Department of Psychology
    Concordia UniversityBiography

Biology Section

  • Devavani ChatterjeaAssociate Professor
    Program in Community & Global Health
    Macalester CollegeBiography

  • Charles J. DimitroffAssociate Professor
    Department of Dermatology
    Harvard Medical SchoolBiography

  • Qiu-Xing JiangFaculty Director of Electron Microscopy
    Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR)
    University of FloridaBiography

  • Hazel SiveProfessor
    Department of Biology
    Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBiography

Biochemistry Section

  • Harris BernsteinSenior Investigator
    Genetics and Biochemistry Branch
    National Institutes of HealthBiography

  • Matthew E. CallAssociate Professor
    Structural Biology Division
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical ResearchBiography

  • Craig E. CameronProfessor
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Pennsylvania State UniversityBiography

  • Thorsten HugelProfessor
    Institute of Physical Chemistry
    University of FreiburgBiography

  • John LaCavaAssociate Professor
    The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing
    The University Medical Center GroningenBiography

  • Dirk-Jan ScheffersAssociate Professor
    Faculty of Science and Engineering
    University of GroningenBiography

  • Robin StanleyPrincipal Investigator
    Signal Transduction Laboratory
    National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesBiography

  • Taisuke Tomita Professor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    University of TokyoBiography

Bioengineering Section

  • Lali K. Medina-KauweProfessor
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterBiography

  • Sang-Hyun OhProfessor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of MinnesotaBiography

  • Michael W. PlesniakProfessor
    Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    George Washington UniversityBiography

  • Michael (Seungju) YuAssociate Professor
    Department of Bioengineering
    University of UtahBiography

Cancer Research Section

  • Inyeong ChoiAssociate Professor
    Department of Physiology
    Emory UniversityBiography

  • William M. GradyProfessor
    Division of Gastroenterology
    University of WashingtonBiography

  • Wenwei HuAssociate Professor
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Rutgers Cancer Institute of New JerseyBiography

  • Shioko KimuraSenior Investigator
    Head of Endocrinology Section
    National Institutes of Health Biography

  • Zhaoyu LiAssistant Professor
    Cancer Genomics Laboratory
    Mayo Clinic Biography

  • Raul MostoslavskyAssociate Professor
    MGH Cancer Center
    Harvard Medical SchoolBiography

  • Eva SegelovDirector of Oncology
    Department of Medicine
    Monash UniversityBiography

  • Youngho SeoProfessor
    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
    University of California San FranciscoBiography

  • Henri H. VersteegProfessor
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Leiden University Medical CenterBiography

  • Roberto WeigertSenior Investigator
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology
    National Institutes of Health Biography

  • Wenxin ZhengProfessor
    Division of Pathology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Biography

Chemistry Section

  • Ryan C. ChiechiAssociate Professor
    Stratingh Institute for Chemistry
    University of GroningenBiography

  • Robert A. FlowersProfessor
    Department of Chemistry
    Lehigh UniversityBiography

  • Michael A. NashAssistant Professor
    Department of Chemistry
    University of BaselBiography

  • Meital RechesAssociate Professor
    Institute of Chemistry
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Biography

  • Edit Y. TshuvaProfessor
    Institute of Chemistry
    The Hebrew University of JerusalemBiography

  • Roie YerushalmiProfessor
    Institute of Chemistry
    The Hebrew University of JerusalemBiography

Developmental Biology Section

  • Katja BrücknerAssociate Professor
    Department of Cell and Tissue Biology
    University of California San FranciscoBiography

  • Ken ChoProfessor
    Department of Developmental and Cell Biology
    University of California IrvineBiography

  • David C. HayProfessor
    MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
    University of EdinburghBiography

  • Hamed Jafar-NejadAssociate Professor
    Department of Molecular & Human Genetics
    Baylor College of Medicine Biography

  • Philip JordanAssociate Professor
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
    Johns Hopkins UniversityBiography

  • Margaret Saha Professor
    Department of Biology
    College of William and MaryBiography

  • Leonard I. ZonProfessor
    Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
    Harvard Stem Cell InstituteBiography

Engineering Section

  • Sergey BorisenkoGroup Leader
    Synchrotron Methods
    Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) - DresdenBiography

  • Seth B. DarlingDirector
    Institute for Molecular Engineering
    Argonne National LaboratoryBiography

  • Yang GanProfessor
    Department of Energy and Chemical Engineering
    Harbin Institute of TechnologyBiography

  • Michel GodinAssociate Professor
    Department of Physics
    University of OttawaBiography

  • Li (Emily) LiuAssociate Professor
    Department of Mechanical,Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBiography

  • Arash MafiAssociate Professor
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of New MexicoBiography

  • Al MeldrumProfessor
    Department of Physics
    University of AlbertaBiography

  • Partha P. MukherjeeAssociate Professor
    School of Mechanical Engineering
    Purdue UniversityBiography

  • Michel Pioro-LadrièreAssociate Professor
    Departement of Physics
    Université de SherbrookeBiography

  • Sandipan PramanikAssociate Professor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of AlbertaBiography

  • Michael VershininAssistant Professor
    Department of Physics & Astronomy
    University of UtahBiography

  • Xinwei WangProfessor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Iowa State UniversityBiography

  • Christopher WhiteAssociate Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of New HampshireBiography

Environment Section

  • Lucio MontecchioAssociate Professor
    Forest Pathology and Amenities Trees Pathology
    University of PadovaBiography

  • Mileva RadonjicAssociate Professor
    Sustainable Energy and Environmental Research
    Louisiana State University Biography

  • Igor V. SharakhovAssociate Professor
    Department of Entomology
    Virginia Tech Biography

  • Yinjie TangAssociate Professor
    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Washington University in St. LouisBiography

Genetics Section

  • Michael BergerAssociate Director
    Marie-Josee & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterBiography

  • Emmitt R. JollyAssociate Director
    Department of Biology
    Case Western Reserve UniversityBiography

  • Eric Brian Kmiec Director
    Gene Editing Institute
    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research InstituteBiography

  • Sridhar ManiProfessor
    Departments of Medicine (Oncology) and Genetics
    Albert Einstein College of MedicineBiography

  • Corey NislowAssociate Professor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    University of British ColumbiaBiography

Immunology and Infection Section

  • Christian BranderAssociate Professor
    Host Genetics and Cellular Immunity
    IrsiCaixa Institut de Recerca de la SidaBiography

  • Fabienne Brilot-TurvilleAssociate Professor
    Brain and Mind Center
    University of SydneyBiography

  • Gilbert GreubDirector
    Institute of Microbiology/CHUV
    University of LausanneBiography

  • Bryan HurleyAssistant Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    Massachusetts General HospitalBiography

  • Marc LecuitDirector
    Biology of Infection Unit
    Institut PasteurBiography

Medicine Section

  • Reza ArdehaliAssociate Professor
    Division of Cardiology
    University of California Los AngelesBiography

  • Gerald BrandacherAssociate Professor
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Johns Hopkins UniversityBiography

  • Thierry LeveillardResearch Director
    Department of Genetics
    Institut de la VisionBiography

  • Eric C. LiaoDirector
    Cleft and Craniofacial Center
    Massachusetts General HospitalBiography

  • Alain MoreauProfessor
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
    Université de MontréalBiography

  • Nikolaus PlesnilaProfessor
    Institute of Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)
    Klinikum der Universit?t MünchenBiography

  • Chandan K. SenAssociate Vice President of Research
    Department of Surgery
    Indiana UniversityBiography

  • Vinod B. ShidhamProfessor
    Department of Pathology
    Wayne State University School of MedicineBiography


  • Charles N. AllenProfessor
    Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
    Oregon Health & Science UniversityBiography

  • Robin L. CooperAssociate Professor
    Department of Biology
    University of KentuckyBiography

  • George PerryProfessor
    Department of Biology
    University of Texas at San Antonio Biography

  • Sathyanarayanan V. PuthanveettilAssociate Professor
    Department of Neuroscience
    The Scripps Research Institute,FloridaBiography

  • Botir SagdullaevAssociate Professor
    Department of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience
    Weill Cornell Medical CollegeBiography

  • Kai-Christian SonntagAssociate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical SchoolBiography

  • Ryan ThummelAssistant Professor
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Wayne State UniversityBiography

Veterinary Advisory Board and Veterinary Reviewers

Our Veterinary Advisory Board members are selected from key opinion leaders within the research veterinary community and have a special interest in animal welfare, safety, handling and care. The Veterinary Reviewers review all JoVE articles requiring live animal work to ensure that proper welfare and sterility standards are observed.

Veterinary Advisory Board

Veterinary Reviewers