Katja Brose is the current editor in chief of Neuron a scientific journal covering neuroscience that is published by Cell Press. She is also executive editor for Cell Press. As editor in chief of Neuron she oversees a team of editors and also reviews edits and reads submitted papers. As executive editor for the publisher (Cell Press), she is part of senior management developing strategies for journals and the company for publishing neuroscience papers. Her official title within Cell Press is Executive Editor-Neuroscience and Director of Reviews Strategy, Cell Press.
Education and career path
Ms Brose received a bachelor's degree in Biology and European history from Brown University in 1990. As an undergraduate she also studied Evolutionary biology and Ecology. After her undergraduate work, she became a technician at an MIT molecular biology lab for about five years. In the year 2000, she applied to the scientific journal Neuron towards the end of her graduate studies at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) while doing lab work in neuroscience and was hired. She studied at UCSF from 1994 to 2000, from which she garnered her PhD in Biochemistry in 2000.
"For her graduate work, she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne focusing on axon guidance mechanisms in the developing spinal cord. In collaboration with Corey Goodman’s laboratory at UC-Berkeley, her research led to the identification of the receptor Robo and its ligand Slit as a new family of axon guidance molecule"