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Tatum Cummins, Locum Editor

New Content ItemTatum has a BSc in Biological Sciences from Birkbeck College, University of London, and an MSc in Neuroscience from King’s College London where she specialised in Psychiatric Genetics. She went on to complete a PhD in Neuroscience at King’s College London under the supervision of the late Sherrington Professor of Physiology at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, Prof. Stephen B. McMahon. Tatum’s PhD was focussed on investigating pain mechanisms in humans using psychophysics to elucidate how pain perception may be modulated by internal and external factors in health and disease. During her PhD, Tatum developed and validated a conditioned pain modulation protocol to estimate individual capacity for endogenous analgesia in health and disease. Prior to starting her MSc, Tatum worked as the Editorial Administrator for the British Journal of Cancer and now joins the BMC Series as Locum Editor. Tatum is passionate about research integrity and publication ethics.

Grazia Iaffaldano, Editor

Gragrazia BMC serieszia is an Italian Biologist and obtained her PhD in Neuroscience at the National Institute of Health in Rome. Later she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Regenerative Medicine at the New York Medical College in the US, San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan and the Erasmus MC in the Netherlands. Grazia joined Springer Nature in 2018 as an Associate Editor for a Biomedical portfolio of journals at Springer. In October 2021 she moved to BMC series and she is the editor of BMC Neuroscience and BMC Neurology. 

Catherine Rice, Assistant Editor

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Catherine Rice completed a PhD in microbial genetics before spending much of her time working in Human Genetics and Bioinformatics. Kate has been working in the editorial department of the BMC Series for several years.

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