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Staff Editors

PLOS is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation. PLOS' overall revenues and funding information are listed in the PLOS Annual Update.

The PLOS Medicine editors are paid a fixed salary (in particular, their salary is not linked to the number of papers published in the journal). Editors are required to declare all relevant competing interests and do not participate in the review of any paper for which they have a competing interest.

The competing interests statements in the boxes below were updated in January 2018, and relate to activities over the previous 12 months. However, relevant competing interests from previous years will also be taken into account when deciding whether it is appropriate for an editor to handle a paper.

Clare Stone

Acting Chief Editor
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Clare joined PLOS Medicine in February 2015, after spending the previous 7 years at BioMed Central, where she was the Editor of the flagship journal Genome Biology. Clare received her PhD in Genetics from Queen Mary College, University of London and moved to her first editorial position at Nature Publishing Group, after completing postdoctoral fellowships at the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Department of Anatomy at the University of Cambridge. At PLOS Medicine, Clare oversees journal scope, strategy, and also handles manuscripts in the area of climate change and health, and diabetes and cardiovascular health. She finds that Open Access and transparency in medical and clinical studies is of key importance to advancing clinical care and innovation and as such has attended panels to talk about data sharing and openness in clinical studies.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium.

I attended ASCO's panel on clinical trials and data sharing (November 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia). ASCO covered my hotel expenses.

  • Accommodation and travel. See above. 
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

I have contributed to the USS pension scheme. I have neither specific information nor influence about which companies the fund invests money into. My banks accounts are with UK high street banks.

Other competing interests

From September 2005 to November 2010, I was employed by BioMed Central, a commercial Open Access publishing company.

Tom McBride

Senior Editor
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Tom joined PLOS Medicine as an Associate Editor in April 2014, and has a strong interest in Open Access publishing, science communication, and global health. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000, before joining Hypnion, a biotechnology company. At Hypnion, Tom was involved in genomics research and drug development for sleep therapeutics. He then moved to California, where he joined the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of California, Davis. There, he studied micro-structural changes in neural circuitry that occur during learning, and received a PhD in Neuroscience in 2011. Following his graduate degree, Tom began postdoctoral research at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, where he studied mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No.
  • Accommodation and travel. No.
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

My wife is a Scientist at Unity Biotechnology.

Stocks or shares

I hold several retirement accounts including a variety of mutual funds. I do not determine or keep track of the individual companies in which they invest.

Other competing interests 

I have donated money to the Sierra Club, the ACLU, and the ASPCA.

Richard Turner

Senior Editor
orcid.org/0000-0001-9692-4360

Dr. Richard Turner, PhD, joined PLOS in the role of Senior Editor at PLOS Medicine in January 2016. With a research background in molecular biology, Richard joins us with nearly 20 years of editorial experience, most recently at Nature and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Richard's substantial experience in editing medical research and magazine content across a broad range of topics will greatly benefit our efforts to expand the profile of PLOS Medicine in the clinical sciences. Richard's geographical background is also well suited to PLOS. As a citizen of the UK with a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, and has done editorial work out of San Francisco in the past. Richard writes for the journal, commissions and handles opinion pieces, and carries out peer review of research articles.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No.
  • Accommodation and travel. No.
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

My wife teaches pathology at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Stocks or shares

My retirement provision includes a small investment in mutual funds which invest in healthcare businesses, but I do not monitor or influence the individual investments.

Other competing interests

No.

Adya Misra 

Senior Editor
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Adya joined PLOS Medicine as a Senior Editor in July 2019, following three years at PLOS ONE, most recently as Senior Editor within the Publication Ethics team. Prior to PLOS, she obtained her PhD in Mitochondrial DNA Disease at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University, UK and completed related postdoctoral research at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. Adya briefly worked at the Institute for Cancer Research,UK within cancer genomics before starting her first editorial position at PLOS ONE within the Medicine and Public Health team.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No.
  • Accommodation and travel. No.
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

I contribute to employment related pension schemes but do not monitor or influence specific investments.

Other competing interests 

No. 

 

Caitlin Moyer

Associate Editor
orcid.org/0000-0002-2571-2595​

Caitlin joined PLOS Medicine as an associate editor in July 2019, and is excited to contribute to open access scientific communication.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from St Mary’s College of Maryland.  She then joined the graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Neuroscience, where she investigated alterations of auditory cortex synapses associated with schizophrenia and received her PhD in Neurobiology in 2013.  Following completion of her graduate degree, she pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she studied synaptic changes associated with genetic and environmental risk factors for neurological and psychiatric conditions.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No
  • Accommodation and travel. No. . 
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

No.

Other competing interests

No. 

 

Louise Gaynor-Brook

Associate Editor
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Louise joined PLOS Medicine as an Associate Editor in July 2019, and has a strong interest in women’s health and translational medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Medicine from King’s College London in 2010, having taken a year out to study for an intercalated BSc in Maternal and Fetal Health. Louise continued her academic interest in obstetrics to study the immunogenetic regulation of Natural Killer cell function in pregnancy, and received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2017. Following her graduate degree, Louise moved into a role as a policy analyst at the PHG Foundation, where she conducted in-depth analyses of biomedical technologies and international policies relating to preventive and personalised healthcare. At PLOS Medicine, Louise handles manuscripts in the areas of maternal and child health, and dementia and ageing.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. No
  • Accommodation and travel.- European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) travel grant (2015). 
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

I have contributed to a workplace pension scheme. I do not determine or keep track of the individual companies in which they invest.

Other competing interests

No.

Artur Arikainen

Associate Editor
orcid.org/0000-0001-7836-1197

Artur studied biochemistry during his undergraduate years at the University of Bristol, before moving to the University of Cambridge to pursue an MPhil in Infection and Immunity, and a PhD in Virology. Prior to joining PLOS, he worked in medical communication. Artur joined the PLOS Medicine editorial team in 2020.

Competing Interests

Monetary or in kind compensation for self or household member from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially or in any other way from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

  • Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reimbursed my accommodation and travel expenses for attending the ESCAIDE conference (November 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden) under press registration. This was part of my duties in another role at PLOS, prior to joining PLOS Medicine.
  • Accommodation and travel. See above.
  • Fees for speaking. No.
  • Fees for organizing education. No.
  • Funds for research or for a member of staff. No.
  • Fees for consulting. No.

Employment of self or household member by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in PLOS Medicine

No.

Stocks or shares

I have contributed to UK government-mandated workplace pension schemes. I do not monitor or influence any investments as part of these schemes.

Other competing interests

No.