Katja Brose, Ph.D., is Editor of Neuron and Executive Editor-Neuroscience and Director of Reviews Strategy, Cell Press. As Editor of Neuron, Katja represents the journal within the scientific community and is responsible for all aspects of the journal’s management, operations, and strategic vision. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1990 from Brown University, with a double concentration in Biology and European History. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California-San Francisco (1994-2000). 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. In 2000, Dr. Brose joined Cell Press as a Senior Editor at Neuron. Neuron is the sister journal of Cell and is one of 12 life science journals at Cell Press, a division of Elsevier S&T journal publishing. Dr. Brose was promoted to Deputy Editor in 2002 and appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2004. During her tenure as Editor, Neuron has undertaken a major expansion of its scope building on its historical strengths in molecular and cellular neuroscience to now cover all areas of neuroscience from molecular/cellular mechanisms to systems and cognitive neuroscience, genetics, neurological and psychiatric disease, theoretical neuroscience and emerging technologies. In 2007, with Cell Press’ acquisition the Trends group of review titles, Dr. Brose was appointed as Executive Editor of the Neuroscience Portfolio, which includes, in addition to Neuron, the review journals Trends in Neurosciences and Trends in Cognitive Sciences. She currently also serves as Editorial Director for Reviews Strategy for Cell Press is a member of the Cell Press Senior Management Team. She speaks frequently on topics related to scientific publishing and communication, including publication ethics.