What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research. During my PhD in Biochemistry at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, I studied oxidative stress and energy metabolism, namely phosphoryl transference enzymes, in animal models of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), focusing on the brain, and a possible interplay…

What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow in Seattle WA, USA at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Toshi Tsukiyama’s lab. My work aims to uncover mechanisms of rapid and broad scale chromatin and transcription activation as cells exit from dormancy.  What…

What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work  I study medicine at the University of Khartoum and conduct research on general surgery and anesthesiology in Sudan. I also conduct research in the area of scholarly communications in east Africa. I am currently on the board of directors of FORCE11 and on…

Daniela Saderi


Michael Johansson

Outbreak Science

Richard Sever

bioRxiv and medRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Dave O’Connor

University of Wisconsin

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…

Executive Director

As Executive Director of ASAPbio, Jessica leads initiatives related to peer review and oversees 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: 0000-0001-6610-9293 Pronouns:…

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Associate Director

Iratxe is Associate Director 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, where she was Deputy…

Victoria Yan

Peer Review Registry Coordinator (Intern)

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Needhi Bhalla
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Jesse Bloom
Phil Bourne
Daniel Colón-Ramos
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…