- AAAS Board of Directors
- Alan I. Leshner, Interim Executive Publisher
- Jeremy Berg, Editor-in-Chief
- Bill Moran, Publisher
- Monica M. Bradford, Executive Editor
- Tim Appenzeller, News Editor
- Lisa D. Chong, Editor, Insights
- Valda Vinson, Editor, Research
- Jake S. Yeston, Editor, Research
- John Travis, News Managing Editor
Alan I. Leshner, Interim Executive Publisher
Jeremy Berg, Editor-in-Chief
Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D. became Editor-in-Chief of Science and the Science family of journals in July 2016. He came to Science from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he was Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Science Strategy and Planning and Pittsburgh Foundation Professor and Director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine.
Jeremy received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Stanford and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Harvard. He then became a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He started his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University in 1986. After four years, he was recruited back to the School of Medicine as Professor and Director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry.
He remained in this position until 2003 when he moved to become the Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). He oversaw a budget of approximately $2 billion per year focused primarily on basic biomedical research and research training. He led a wide range of trans-NIH activities including the NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Award programs. He also pushed NIH to become substantially more transparent and opened up new lines of communication between the NIH and the scientific community, including through social media, particularly the NIH’s first director’s blog, The NIGMS Feedback Loop.
He served at NIH until July 2011 when he moved with his wife Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., a leading breast imaging researcher, to the University of Pittsburgh. He became Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Science Strategy and Planning in the Health Sciences as well as Professor of Computational and Systems Biology. In 2013, he became the founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Personalized Medicine.
His research interests include the roles of zinc in proteins including zinc finger proteins, the mechanisms and systems biology of protein targeting to peroxisomes, and the development of detailed thermodynamic understanding of molecular recognition processes. He is the co-author of more than 130 scientific publications, four textbooks (including four editions of Biochemistry, a textbook first written by Lubert Stryer), Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry with Stephen J. Lippard, and a book on how to interact effectively with NIH, written with Michelle Kienholz. He also created a widely read blog Data Hound, focused on science policy.
He has been recognized for his accomplishments with awards including the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, the Eli Lilly Award for Fundamental Research in Biological Chemistry, the Barry Wood Award for Preclinical Teaching, the Graduate Student Teaching Award at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, selection as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, election to the National Academy of Medicine, and public service awards from the Biophysical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Chemical Society, and the American Society for Cell Biology. He served as President of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 2011-2013.
Bill Moran, Publisher
Bill Moran is currently the Publisher of the Science Family of Journals. In his role, Bill and the publishing team are responsible for content, rights and permissions, licensing, scientific meetings, publishing collaborations, advertising, outreach, Science Careers and all publishing operations.
During his 11 years with AAAS, Bill has been instrumental in broadening the association’s international publishing activities and collaborations. He spearheaded the launch of the Beijing office; in addition, he developed an international collaboration program for Science Publishing that encompasses Science Careers outreach. Bill has also worked with the Science editorial team to raise awareness of Science/AAAS within academic institutions in developed and developing countries. Notably, in 2014, Bill collaborated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to arrange a meeting between former Editor-in-Chief of Science Dr. Marcia McNutt and the Premier of China Li Keqiang. He further established Science Custom Publishing activity a decade ago.
Before taking on the role of Publisher Bill's previous role was Director of Global Collaboration and Custom Publishing. These responsibilities include operations related to the following products: Science, Science Signaling, Science Translational Medicine, Science Immunology and Science Robotics, and outreach. Science Careers was a large part of Bill's responsibility and the task of building awareness for Science Careers as a valuable tool for all researchers regarding career development.
The first ten years of Bill's career were with the Nature Publishing Group. Bill was a senior VP of Nature America based in New York City. While at NPG, Bill developed the strategy and launched the first online job board for NPG, including a founding member of Nature online. Additionally, his responsibilities included working on several new journal launches, Nature jobs, and developing supplements and conferences for NPG.
Before moving to Science/AAAS, Bill was recruited by Informa based in the Boston area to help with their launch into the STM market. While at Informa, Bill was responsible for several new product launches and the acquisition of new journals, including the redesign of online products. He received his bachelor's degree from Baruch College.
Monica Bradford is the Executive Editor of the international journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In this position she oversees the peer-review and selection of manuscripts and the copyediting and proofreading process for three journals: Science, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine. Monica has been heavily involved in the development of Science's web and new media offerings.
Prior to joining the staff of Science in 1989, Monica worked for the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society for nine years. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and has done graduate work in management at the University of Maryland. Monica was a Director and President of the Council of Science Editors, served as Vice-Chair of the Scientific Publishing Board of the American Heart Association, and is a member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. She resides in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband.
Tim Appenzeller, News Editor
Tim Appenzeller leads Science's award-winning news section and supervises its global team of staff and freelance writers and editors. He has spent 30 years as an editor and writer specializing in science and the environment for magazines including Scientific American, U.S. News & World Report, and National Geographic. His National Geographic article "The Case of the Missing Carbon" won the Walter Sullivan award for excellence in science journalism in 2005, and his June 2007 National Geographic cover story on global warming, "The Big Thaw," shared an award for best explanatory reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Appenzeller was Science's Features Editor during the 1990s, and most recently was Chief Magazine Editor at Nature, responsible for its journalism and opinion.
Lisa D. Chong, Editor, Insights
As the Editor of Science's Insights, Lisa Chong oversees Editorials, Perspectives, Policy Forums, Letters, and Books sections. She joined Science in 1998 and handled research in the biological sciences as an Associate and Senior Editor. Lisa received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and doctoral degree from Yale University in cell biology in 1993. She did postdoctoral work in La Jolla, CA at The Scripps Research Institute and the Burnham Institute, and also at the National Institutes of Health, where her studies spanned signal transduction, cell migration, and neuronal development. In addition to research discoveries, Lisa is also interested in science communication and the interface between science and culture.
Valda Vinson, Editor, Research
Valda Vinson started her career in publishing when she joined the Science staff in 1999. Since then, she has handled research papers in the areas of structural biology, biochemistry, and biophysics as an Associate, Senior Editor, and Deputy Editor. She has also edited Perspectives and served as a team leader. As Editor, Valda oversees research content in the areas of biological, life, and social sciences, working with these editors to attract and select exciting research papers and reviews, while maintaining high editorial standards. She earned an M.Sc. in Chemistry from Durban University in 1987 and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1992. Her postdoctoral studies were also undertaken at Johns Hopkins University, where she focused on structural and biochemical studies of cytoskeletal proteins. Before joining Science, she spent two years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Jake S. Yeston, Editor, Research
Jake Yeston joined the staff at Science in 2004, with responsibilities to edit and coordinate review for original research submissions in chemistry and overlapping segments of biochemistry and applied physics. He has been Associate Editor, Senior Editor, Team Leader, and Deputy Editor, and also edited the physical sciences portion of Science's Editors' Choice section. In his current role as Editor, he oversees research content in the physical sciences. Prior to arriving at Science, Jake earned an AB in chemistry from Harvard University in 1996 and a PhD in chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley in 2001, with a focus at the interface of synthetic organometallic chemistry and spectroscopy. He conducted postdoctoral research in ultrafast spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany on the Humboldt fellowship, and then worked as a National Research Council fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
John Travis, News Managing Editor
John Travis is the Managing Editor of the News section and coordinates much of the section’s biology coverage. He began his career with Science as an intern and then became its New England correspondent based in Boston, covering beats such as molecular biology and astronomy. He next spent nearly a decade covering biology for the magazine Science News before returning to Science in 2005 as a Deputy News Editor. More recently, he spent 4 years in Science's Cambridge office as European News Editor; his story "Scientists Decry "Flawed" and "Horrifying" Nationality Tests" won the 2010 Association of British Science Writers award for best news story.