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AJE Management

General Manager, AJE Sarah Taylor, PhD

Sarah Taylor, PhD

General Manager, AJE

PhD, Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vice President of Operations Afton Thompson, PhD

Afton Thompson, PhD

Vice President of Operations

PhD, Pathology
Duke University

Vice President of Customer Service April Troester, PhD

April Troester, PhD

Vice President of Customer Service

PhD, Biochemistry
Duke University

Vice President of Marketing Brett Nicol, MBA

Brett Nicol, MBA

Vice President of Marketing

MBA, Political Science
University of Virginia

Principal Data Scientist Jeffrey Grigston, PhD, MBA

Jeffrey Grigston, PhD, MBA

Principal Data Scientist

PhD, Pharmacology
Duke University

Director of Human Resources Amy Rawls, PhD, PHR

Amy Rawls, PhD, PHR

Director of Human Resources

PhD, Molecular Genetics
Washington University in St. Louis

Founder and CEO Shashi Mudunuri, MBA

Shashi Mudunuri, MBA

Founder and CEO

MBA
Duke University

Operations Management

Operations Director Ariana Bevilacqua, MS, ELS

Ariana Bevilacqua, MS, ELS

Operations Director

MS, Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Operations Director Dan Brosnan, MS

Dan Brosnan, MS

Operations Director

MS, Physics
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Process Manager, Editing Stephanie Freer, PhD

Stephanie Freer, PhD

Process Manager, Editing

PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Operations Director Brandon Jernigan, PhD

Brandon Jernigan, PhD

Operations Director

PhD, English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Quality Manager Kurt Spurlock, MA, ELS

Kurt Spurlock, MA, ELS

Quality Manager

MA, English literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Project Manager Allison McMullen, PhD, PMP, PMI-ACP

Allison McMullen, PhD, PMP, PMI-ACP

Project Manager

PhD, Pharmacology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Engineering Team Manager Matthew Keeler, BS

Matthew Keeler, BS

Engineering Team Manager

BS, Computer Science
Emporia State University

Data Scientist Elise Held, MS

Elise Held, MS

Data Scientist

MS, Chemistry
Washington State University

Senior Editors

Academic Editor II, AJE Allison McDaniel, PhD

Allison McDaniel, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Pathology/Molecular Biology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Academic Editor III, AJE Alyson Mack, PhD

Alyson Mack, PhD

Academic Editor III, AJE

PhD, Biology
University of California San Diego

Academic Editor II, AJE Carolyn Bentley, PhD

Carolyn Bentley, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Molecular Cancer Biology
Duke University

Quality Control Editor II, AJE Carrie Thurber, PhD

Carrie Thurber, PhD

Quality Control Editor II, AJE

PhD, Plant Genetics
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Academic Editor II, AJE Celia Pastoriza, MS

Celia Pastoriza, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Editor II, AJE Christine Zosche, MS

Christine Zosche, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Social Enterprise Administration
Columbia University

Academic Editor II, AJE Connie Oehring, MA

Connie Oehring, MA

Academic Editor II, AJE

MA, English/Creative Writing
University of Colorado Boulder

Academic Editor II, AJE Cory Reed, PhD

Cory Reed, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Geology and Geophysics
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Academic Editor II, AJE Dhruv Arora, PhD

Dhruv Arora, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Biological Chemistry
Stony Brook University

Academic Editor II, AJE Drew Haerer, MS

Drew Haerer, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke University

Academic Editor II, AJE Eileen Herrstrom, PhD

Eileen Herrstrom, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Geology
University of Iowa

Academic Editor II, AJE Eliza Cronkite, MS

Eliza Cronkite, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Earth Sciences
University of Maine

Academic Editor II, AJE Emily Fessenden, MS

Emily Fessenden, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester

Academic Editor II, AJE Jason Bottcher, MS

Jason Bottcher, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Statistics
Texas A&M

Academic Editor II, AJE Jen Bon, PhD

Jen Bon, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Chemistry
Emory University

Academic Editor II, AJE Jen Dugas-Fod, PhD

Jen Dugas-Fod, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Organismal Biology and Anatomy
University of Chicago

Academic Editor II, AJE Jen Kirchhoff, PhD

Jen Kirchhoff, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Physics
Florida State University

Academic Editor III, AJE Jenna MacArthur, PhD

Jenna MacArthur, PhD

Academic Editor III, AJE

PhD, Exercise Physiology
University of Florida

Academic Editor II, AJE Jessica Gardner, PhD

Jessica Gardner, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Chemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Academic Editor II, AJE Joy Marshall, MS

Joy Marshall, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Biochemistry
University of South Carolina

Academic Editor II, AJE Kari Parthasarathy, MS

Kari Parthasarathy, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Genetics
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Academic Editor II, AJE Katie Ames, PhD

Katie Ames, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Marine Science
University of South Florida

Quality Control Editor II, AJE Keenan Jenkins, PhD

Keenan Jenkins, PhD

Quality Control Editor II, AJE

PhD, Social Psychology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Academic Editor II, AJE Kerry Stricker, PhD

Kerry Stricker, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Ecology and Evolution
University of South Florida

Academic Editor II, AJE Kristen Kilpatrick, MS

Kristen Kilpatrick, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Chemistry
Duke University

Academic Editor II, AJE Larissa Milicic, PhD

Larissa Milicic, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Neutrino Physics
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Academic Editor II, AJE Laura Murray, PhD

Laura Murray, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Biochemistry
Duke University

Academic Editor II, AJE Libby Ritz, PhD

Libby Ritz, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Geology
Stanford University

Academic Editor II, AJE Mariel Wolfson, PhD

Mariel Wolfson, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, History of Science
Harvard University

Academic Editor II, AJE Mary Anderson, MS

Mary Anderson, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Ecology
University of California Irvine

Academic Editor III, AJE Matt Bayer, PhD

Matt Bayer, PhD

Academic Editor III, AJE

PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Academic Editor II, AJE Matt Dettinger, MS

Matt Dettinger, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Geoscience
University of Arizona

Academic Editor II, AJE Melissa Smith, PhD

Melissa Smith, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, English
University of Texas at Austin

Academic Editor II, AJE Mike Machczynski, PhD

Mike Machczynski, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Chemistry
Caltech

Academic Editor II, AJE Nellie Maestas, MS

Nellie Maestas, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Chemistry
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Academic Editor III, AJE Pete Marbais, PhD

Pete Marbais, PhD

Academic Editor III, AJE

PhD, English Literature
Kent State University

Academic Editor II, AJE Philip MacArthur, PhD

Philip MacArthur, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Molecular Pathology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Academic Editor II, AJE Regal Johnson, MS

Regal Johnson, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Public Policy
University of Chicago

Quality Control Editor III, AJE Richard Gradman, PhD

Richard Gradman, PhD

Quality Control Editor III, AJE

PhD, Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Academic Editor II, AJE Russell Jones, PhD

Russell Jones, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Secondary Education
University of Illinois

Academic Editor II, AJE Sarah Daniel, PhD

Sarah Daniel, PhD

Academic Editor II, AJE

PhD, Neuroscience
Emory University

Academic Editor II, AJE Scott Dworak, MS

Scott Dworak, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Horticulture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Academic Editor II, AJE Shannon Thorn, MS

Shannon Thorn, MS

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS, Speech-Language Pathology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Academic Editor II, AJE Shawn Styles, MS Ed.

Shawn Styles, MS Ed.

Academic Editor II, AJE

MS Ed., Counseling and Mental Health Services
University of Pennsylvania

Academic Editor III, AJE Z Kermani, PhD

Z Kermani, PhD

Academic Editor III, AJE

PhD, Study of Religion
Harvard University

Customer Service Management

Operations Director, Support Jenny Evans, BA

Jenny Evans, BA

Operations Director, Support

BA, Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Principal Research Communication Partner Michelle Ebbs, PhD, CCXP

Michelle Ebbs, PhD, CCXP

Principal Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Operations Manager, Customer Partnership Sarah Smith-Brady, MA

Sarah Smith-Brady, MA

Operations Manager, Customer Partnership

MA, Hispanic Studies
University of Pennsylvania

China Support Team Manager Teresa Nan, MA

Teresa Nan, MA

China Support Team Manager

MA, History
Renmin University of China

Team Manager Sara Gardinier, BS

Sara Gardinier, BS

Team Manager

BS, Retail Merchandising
Ohio University

Team Manager, Customer Partnership Lynne Hyman, PhD

Lynne Hyman, PhD

Team Manager, Customer Partnership

PhD, Chemistry with an emphasis on Bioinorganic Chemistry
Duke University

Research Communication Partners

Senior Research Communication Partner Krysta Black Mazumdar, PhD

Krysta Black Mazumdar, PhD

Senior Research Communication Partner

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Communication Partner Elizabeth Sung, PhD

Elizabeth Sung, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Research Communication Partner Kimberly Yasutis, PhD

Kimberly Yasutis, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Cell Biology
University of Virginia

Senior Research Communication Partner Sarah Conte, PhD

Sarah Conte, PhD

Senior Research Communication Partner

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Research Communication Partner Aimee Talarski, PhD

Aimee Talarski, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Plant Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Research Communication Partner Ilouise Bradford, MA

Ilouise Bradford, MA

Research Communication Partner

MA, English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Communication Partner Thomas Barbour, JD/LLM

Thomas Barbour, JD/LLM

Research Communication Partner

JD/LLM, Law/Taxation
University of Denver

Research Communication Partner Naomi Twery, PhD

Naomi Twery, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Research Communication Partner Lea Moore, PhD

Lea Moore, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Developmental Psychology
Duke University

Research Communication Partner Laura Conte, MSW

Laura Conte, MSW

Research Communication Partner

MSW, Social Work
University of Michigan

Editing Services

Team Manager, Editing Jackie Chretien, PhD, ELS

Jackie Chretien, PhD, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

Team Manager, Editing Rachel Lovingood, MS, ELS

Rachel Lovingood, MS, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Cell Biology
Duke University

Team Manager, Editing Ginger Miley, PhD

Ginger Miley, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Developmental Biology
Washington University in St. Louis

Team Manager, Editing Amanda Morris, PhD

Amanda Morris, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Soil Science
North Carolina State University

Team Manager, Editing Jaime Fox, PhD

Jaime Fox, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Team Manager, Editing Luciana Leopold, PhD

Luciana Leopold, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Molecular Biology & Genetics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Team Manager, Editing Pam Fairbank, MA, ELS

Pam Fairbank, MA, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

MA, Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Team Manager, Editing Alison Hafera, PhD

Alison Hafera, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Team Manager, Editing Michael Paine, PhD, ELS

Michael Paine, PhD, ELS

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Team Manager, Editing Sayaka Hino, MPH

Sayaka Hino, MPH

Team Manager, Editing

MPH, Health Behavior
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Team Manager, Editing Richard Boykin, MA

Richard Boykin, MA

Team Manager, Editing

MA, History
Indiana University

Team Manager, Editing Elizabeth Reischmann, PhD

Elizabeth Reischmann, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Geophysics
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Team Manager, Editing Katie Ritz, MS

Katie Ritz, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Genetics and Genomics
Duke University

Team Manager, Editing Robert Donovan, PhD

Robert Donovan, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Comparative and Ecological Physiology
University of Colorado, Boulder

Team Manager, Editing Amanda Sheil, MPP

Amanda Sheil, MPP

Team Manager, Editing

MPP, Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

Translation and Illustration Services

Team Manager, Translation Daitao Chen, PhD

Daitao Chen, PhD

Team Manager, Translation

PhD, Organic Chemistry
Emory University

Team Manager, Translation Silvia Santos, PhD

Silvia Santos, PhD

Team Manager, Translation

PhD, Marine Ecology
University of Groningen

Senior Academic Illustrator Ashley Smith, PhD

Ashley Smith, PhD

Senior Academic Illustrator

PhD, Cancer Biology
Brown University

Business Development and Marketing

Global Marketing & Partnerships Manager Alexis Kennedy, BS

Alexis Kennedy, BS

Global Marketing & Partnerships Manager

BS in Marketing and Communications
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Strategic Partnerships Manager Lindsay Miller, MA

Lindsay Miller, MA

Strategic Partnerships Manager

MA in Spanish
North Carolina State University

Greater China Marketing and Partnerships Manager Sharon Yi, MBA

Sharon Yi, MBA

Greater China Marketing and Partnerships Manager

MBA
University of Notre Dame

Global Accounts Manager Flá Jaszczak

Flá Jaszczak

Global Accounts Manager

Marketing Communications Manager Theresa Somerville, BA

Theresa Somerville, BA

Marketing Communications Manager

BA, English
Regent University

Japan Accounts Manager Rebecca Barilovits, MA

Rebecca Barilovits, MA

Japan Accounts Manager

MA, East Asian Studies
Yale University

Engineering Team Manager Doug Sheffer, BS

Doug Sheffer, BS

Engineering Team Manager

BS, Computer Science
Michigan State University

Product Manager Laura Stemmle, PhD

Laura Stemmle, PhD

Product Manager

PhD, Biochemistry
Duke University

China Account Development Manager Andy Sang, MSc

Andy Sang, MSc

China Account Development Manager

MSc, Management
University of London, Birkbeck

China Author Education Manager Yuexia Wu, PhD

Yuexia Wu, PhD

China Author Education Manager

PhD, Hydrogeology
University of Neuchâtel

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