JAX Scientific Director Nadia Rosenthal named editor in chief of new Nature journal

Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., F.Med.Sci., professor and scientific director of mammalian genetics at The Jackson Laboratory, is the editor in chief of npj Regenerative Medicine, a new addition to the prestigious Nature journal group.

Nature Partner Journals (npj) Regenerative Medicine is a new open access journal, published in partnership between Nature Publishing Group and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria, Australia. Rosenthal, a world leader in regenerative medicine, founded ARMI in 2009 and served as its director until joining The Jackson Laboratory this year.

As editor in chief, Rosenthal will oversee the journal, which is dedicated to “publishing the highest quality research on ways to help the human body repair, replace and regenerate damaged tissues and organs.”

Rosenthal’s research uses mammalian genetics to explore the embryonic development of heart and skeletal muscle and the regeneration of adult tissues. She focuses on muscle and cardiac developmental genetics and the role of growth factors, stem cells and the immune system in tissue regeneration.

Rosenthal is the author of nearly 200 peer-reviewed journal publications, reviews editorials and book chapters, as well as eight books and monographs. She has served as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, is editor-in-chief of the journal Differentiation and founding editor of the Disease Models and Mechanisms, and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals.