Our people

We are committed to advancing discovery from all scientific and scholarly disciplines including: the applied, chemical, earth, engineering, life, physical and social sciences. This is made possible by the dedicated work of our highly talented editorial and publishing staff. View our videos to discover more about the fascinating people involved and the exciting work they do.

Copy Editor

Carolyn Farnsworth

Carolyn double majored in biology and English. She enjoys being able to combine her interests in science and writing in her role as a Copy Editor. Here Carolyn describes what her role entails.

Executive Editor, Nature Research, China

Ed Gerstner

Listen to Ed tell you about his broad scientific interests and the multiple different roles that he has held during his career at Nature and now Springer Nature.


Commissioning Editor, Palgrave Macmillan

Tom Rene

Tom began his career working in a University bookshop; he was keen to learn more about how the books he used for reference in his undergraduate degree in English literature were published.  Tom will tell you about his varied and exciting role at Springer Nature.

Editorial Assistant Team Leader, Nature Communications

Arun Takhar

Arun began work at Springer Nature in a temporary capacity; he held several positions before moving to Nature Communications for promotion to Editorial Assistant supervisor. Arun can tell you how about how he enjoys his supervisory role.

Senior Editor, Biomedicine, Springer

Becky Zhao

Becky began her publishing career as an intern in the Springer New York office and moved to our Beijing office in 2005. Leading the biomedicine book and journal programme in China, Becky will tell you how her work raises the visibility of Chinese science.

Editor, Springer

Alexander Gruen

Alex is based in our Berlin office. Alex will tell you about he enjoys working on products that cover a broad range of topics. Alex enjoys visiting scientists and learning about the exciting work that they are doing.

Assistant Editor, Nature Genetics

Catherine Potenski

Catherine Potenski Assistant Editor, Nature Genetics

Catherine, who is based in our New York office, carried out a PhD and post-doctoral studies before joining the editorial team at BioMed Central.  Catherine now works with the Nature Research family of journals.

Editor, Springer

Marta Moldvai

Marta has degrees in English Literature and Publishing. Marta manages academic journals and commissions books on bioengineering topics. She describes the Springer eBook programme as being a strong attraction point for taking this role.

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