Dr Barbara Cheifet

Barbara Cheifet received her PhD from Yale University in the department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, where she studied the development of the skin during wound healing. After leaving Yale in 2014, she started as an Assistant Editor at Genome Biology, which is part of SpringerNature publishing group. She eventually became a Senior Editor, and then took on the role of Chief Editor in 2018. As Chief Editor, she is responsible for managing an international team of editors, guiding manuscripts through peer review, attending conferences and lab visits, and developing the scope and targets of the journal. ​