Board of Editors

Editor in Chief (2026)

Microbiology Spectrum EiC Cuomo

Dr. Christina Cuomo email_icon is a Senior Group Leader in Fungal Genomics in the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program and an Associate Director in the Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Her group leverages genomic approaches to study the evolution of fungal pathogens. She has served as a senior editor for ASM’s journal Microbiology Resource Announcements and as an editor for Microbial Genomics.

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Senior Editors

Spectrum Editor Esther Babady
Esther Babady (2026)
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Research Interests: molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases, fungal and viral infections, infectious disease surveillance, prevention of hospital-acquired infections

Spectrum Editor Swaine Chen
Swaine Chen (2026)
The National University of Singapore and the Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interests: genomics, bacterial genetics, chromosome-scale engineering, host-pathogen interactions in urinary tract infection and foodborne streptococcal disease

Spectrum Editor Joanna Goldberg
Joanna Goldberg (2026)
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Research Interests: bacterial genetics, genomics, and physiology related to cystic fibrosis respiratory infections

Spectrum Editor Jeffrey Gralnick
Jeffrey Gralnick (2026)
University of Minnesota, BioTechnology Institute,Saint Paul, MN
Research Interests: metabolism, physiology and genetics of environmental bacteria, iron oxidizing and reducing bacteria, synthetic biology

Spectrum Editor Alison Sinclair
Alison J. Sinclair (2026)
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Research Interests: herpesviruses, Epstein-Barr virus, viral gene expression, impact of viruses on host gene expression, impact of viral infection on epigenetics


Alexandre Alanio (2024)
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Research interests: host-fungus interaction, fungal metabolism, mycobiome, fungal pathogenesis, antifungal resistance, molecular diagnosis

Matthew Anderson (2024)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Research interests: fungi, gene families, intra-species diversity, genome evolution, host-pathogen interactions

Silvia Bulgheresi (2024)
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Research interests: cell biology and physiology of animal attached-bacteria; study systems of choice: marine nematode ectosymbionts and oral cavity symbionts

Samuel Campos (2024)
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Research interests: papillomavirus biology, viral structure, entry, trafficking, and host interactions

Jan Claesen (2024)
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Research interests: intestinal and skin microbiome; bacterial genetics, synthetic biology, biosynthetic gene clusters and bioactive small

Kristen DeAngelis (2024)
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
Research interests: soil microbial communities and carbon cycling, microbial adaptation and stress response, plant-microbial interactions, microbiome systems biology and climate change

Vincent Denef (2024)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research interests: freshwater plankton, interactions in microbial communities, algal blooms, interaction modeling

Jennifer Dien Bard (2024)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Research interests: clinical microbiology, molecular diagnosis, pediatric infectious diseases diagnostics and antimicrobial susceptibility testing

Kathryn T. Elliott (2024)
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Research interests: bacterial genetics, large chromosomal rearrangements, recombination, ribosomal RNA processing, regulation of gene expression

Anat Florentin (2024)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Research interests: parasitology; molecular parasitology, Plasmodium cell biology and genetics, apicomplexan parasites, plastid functions

Steven Frese (2024)
University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Research interests: gut microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics, nutrition and the microbiome, diet/microbe interactions, host-adapted gut symbiosis, bioinformatics and metagenomics

Neha Garg (2024)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Research interests: Burkholderia, Pseudomonas, zooxanthellae, metabolomics, mass spectrometry, natural products, coral diseases, microbial interactions, microbe-host interactions and microbe-drug interactions

Yun Young Go (2024)
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Research interests: RNA viruses, host-virus interactions, host antiviral defense mechanisms, antiviral drug development, molecular diagnostics for emerging and re-emerging viral diseases

Gustavo Henrique Goldman (2024)
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Research interests: Aspergillus fumigatus virulence and pathogenicity, drug tolerance, secondary metabolites self-defense, carbon catabolite repression in fungi and fungal genomics

Kim Handley (2024)
The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Research interests: aquatic microbial ecology, ecosystem processes, genetic adaptations, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics

Paul Jensen (2024)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Research interests: systems and synthetic biology, automation, functional genomics, oral microbiome

Tulip Jhaveri (2024)
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Research interests: mycobacterial infections, SARS-CoV-2, antimicrobial resistance, diagnostic stewardship

Cezar Khursigara (2024)
University of Guelph, Guelph ON, Canada
Research interests: bacterial cell surfaces and cell biology, cell division, biofilms, antimicrobial resistance, microscopy and proteomics

Jasna Kovac (2024)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Research interests: food safety, genomic epidemiology of foodborne pathogens and microbiomes in food supply systems

William Lainhart (2024)
The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tuscon, Tucson, AZ
Research Interests: clinical microbiology, laboratory automation, novel diagnostics, antimicrobial susceptibility testing

Soo Chan Lee (2024)
The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Research Interests: mucormycosis, drug resistance, fungal pathogenesis, mycobiome

S. Wesley Long (2024)
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Research Interests: molecular pathogenesis, clinical microbiology, molecular diagnostics, bacterial genomics, antimicrobial resistance and application of machine learning and informatics to microbiology

Miguel Ángel Martínez (2024)
Institut de Rescerca de la Sida, Barcelona, Spain
Research Interests: human virology, HIV, HCV, SARS-CoV-2, genetic variability and evolution, pathogenesis, antivirals

JJ Miranda (2024)
Barnard College, New York, NY
Research Interests: EBV, virology; transcription and chromatin, nuclear organization, herpesviruses, cancer therapeutics

Hermine Mkrtchyan (2024)
University of West London, London, UK
Research Interests: antimicrobial resistance, one health approach, molecular microbiology, microbial genomics, MRSA/MSSA, Staphylococci species

Heba Mostafa (2024)
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Research Interests: viral genomics, viral surveillance, molecular diagnostics, viral pathogens

Vasant Muralidharan (2024)
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Research Interests: parasitology; cell biology of malaria parasites, molecular genetics of Plasmodium, host-parasite interactions, Plasmodium protein trafficking and organelle biology

Ujjwal Neogi (2024)
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Research Interests: systems virology, metabolic control of viruses, host-viral interactions, HIV, SARS-CoV-2 and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV)

Amanda Oglesby (2024)
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
Research Interests: bacterial pathogenesis, global regulatory networks, small RNA regulation, bacterial physiology, iron homeostasis systems, and polymicrobial interactions

Eleanor (Elly) Powell (2024)
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Research Interests: diagnostics stewardship and laboratory utilization, molecular methods for antimicrobial resistance detection, and molecular virology

Courtney Robinson (2024)
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Research Interests: microbial ecology, insect-microbe interactions and iodine cycling in soil

Henning Seedorf (2024)
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
Research Interests: microbiome; animal and human gut microbiomes, physiology of anaerobic bacteria, host-associated methanogenic archaea

Claire Shannon-Lowe (2024)
The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Research Interests: Epstein-Barr virus, herpesviruses, EBV-associated T/NK cell malignancies, chronic active EBV, EBV-associated gastric carcinoma, mechanisms of entry, pathogenesis

Gaurav Sharma (2024)
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bengaluru, India
Research Interests: COVID; microbial genomics and evolution, microbial taxonomy and classification, microbial diversity, metagenomics

Kileen Shier (2024)
Quest Diagnostics, Secaucus, NJ
Research Interests: interferon gamma release assays for clinical diagnostics, identification of fungal pathogens, artificial intelligence in clinical diagnostics

Wendy Szymczak (2024)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Research Interests: clinical microbiology, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, molecular diagnostics, diagnostic stewardship

Xiayou Tang (2024)
Shenzhen Bay Laboratory, Shenzhen City, China
Research Interests: chemical microbiology, microbial natural product discovery and biosynthesis, biosynthetic gene clusters, synthetic biology and drug discovery

Kevin Theis (2024)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Research Interests: clinical microbiology, mammalian reproductive tract microbiome, microbiome and pregnancy, development of the microbiome, microbiome in animal behavior, social structure and the microbiome

Daria Van Tyne (2024)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Interests: antimicrobial resistance; bacterial evolution during human infection, functional genomics, antibiotic resistance, mobile genetic elements, and bacteriophages

Slavena Vylkova (2024)
Zentren für Innovationskompetenz: Septomics and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
Research Interests: fungi, host-pathogen interactions, virulence mechanisms, bacterial/fungal co-infections

Zhenjiang Zech Xu (2024)
Nanchang University, Nanchang, China
Research Interests: human and animal microbiomes, oral microbiome, microbial genomics, host-microbe interactions

Chairman, Journals Committee
Patrick D. Schloss

Chief Executive Officer
Stefano Bertuzzi

Director, Journals
Melissa Junior

Managing Scientific Editor
Anand Balasubramani email_icon

Production Editor
Jessica Kanotz email_icon

Editorial Coordinator
Heather Drought email_icon

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