Samantha Morris, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, and Allen Distinguished Investigator, recently joined Development as an associate editor. Morris’s appointment comes as the journal responds to the rapidly changing field of developmental biology.

“As the field expands … it’s important that we – as a community journal – welcome and support the changes. To this end, we’re delighted to announce that we have recruited five ‘Associate Editors’ to cover new and growing areas of developmental biology,” Development staff wrote in a recent editorial.

Dr. Morris will cover single cell approaches in developmental and stem cell biology and will join four other associate editors including Paul François (McGill University, Canada), who will provide expertise on the physics of developmental biology and computational modelling; Matthias Lutolf (EPFL, Switzerland), who will focus on bioengineering; Irene Miguel-Aliaga (Imperial College London, UK), who will cover the intersection between metabolism and development; and Ken Poss (Duke University, USA), who will cover the field of regeneration.

“I’m delighted to join the team of associate editors at Development. I’ll be handling papers focusing on single-cell approaches in developmental and stem cell biology… please consider sending your latest work my way!,” Morris said.

Congratulations, all!