Dr. Jean-François Brunet, M.D., Ph.D. is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Biology of the École Normale Supérieure (IBENS), Paris, affiliated to CNRS and INSERM. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Developmental Biology as Section Editor in 2010.
Dr. Brunet completed a Ph.D. in immunology at the Centre for Immunology of Marseille-Luminy. He then pursued a postdoctoral training in neuroscience at Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University.
Dr. Brunet’s research is focused on the embryonic development and evolution of the autonomic nervous system.
Anna-Katerina (Kat) Hadjantonakis is a member of the Sloan Kettering Institute of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York and Professor at Cornell University, New York. She obtained her PhD from Imperial College, London. She undertook postdoctoral training first at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, and subsequently at Columbia University, New York. She started her independent research group at the Sloan Kettering Institute in 2004.
Her research interests center on understanding cell fate decisions, and how they are coordinated with morphogenetic mechanisms across populations at single-cell resolution. Kat’s lab focus on key events taking place in early mammalian embryos, using the mouse as a tractable model. They also exploit ex vivo stem cell paradigms and organotypic cultures where appropriate.