Richard Wilder

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations


Associate Director

As Associate Director of ASAPbio, Naomi is leading activities to engage the research community around the use of preprints for biology. She cares about improving transparency and inclusion in processes that affect how scientists do their work, from the evaluation of manuscripts to the design of everyday tools. Community management: Naomi is a CEFP2019 fellow with the…

Consultant (formerly Executive Director)

As Executive Director of ASAPbio (until 2024-02-25), Jessica led initiatives related to peer review and oversaw the organization’s general administrative and strategic needs. Background: Jessica performed postdoctoral research in the department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School (2013-2016) following a PhD in Biochemistry from UCSF (2012). She lives and works in Somerville, MA. ORCID:…

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Director of Strategic Initiatives & Community

Iratxe is Director of Strategic Initiatives & Community for ASAPbio. In her role Iratxe works to foster awareness of preprints and drive community engagement, Iratxe also coordinates the ASAPbio Fellows program. Prior to ASAPbio, Iratxe worked in publishing for 16 years, she held editorial roles with Open Access publishers, initially at BioMed Central and then PLOS,…

Victoria Yan

Peer Review Registry Coordinator (Intern)

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Needhi Bhalla

Vice President

What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research I just started my own research group in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). My group focusses on the ‘evolutionary cell biology’ of the nucleus: searching for fundamental principles of nuclear organisation using comparative…

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Jesse Bloom
Phil Bourne
Daniel Colón-Ramos
Carole Lee
Tony Hyman
Heather Joseph

What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research. I obtained a PhD in Biotechnology from Free State University in 2015 and subsequently completed postdoctoral studies with the Agricultural Research Council and South African Sugarcane Research Institute, respectively. I joined the academic staff at the University of Pretoria (Department of…

Summer Intern

Madeleine Rostad is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Richmond studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She lives and works in Wenham, MA. As an intern at ASAPbio, Madeleine hopes to provide valuable perspective into how preprints can be integrated into undergraduate education. This summer, Madeleine will be working with life science professors to…

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Kleber Neves
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Mark Patterson
Kristen Ratan