The Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Publications Committee and Council are pleased to announce that Kristin B. Artinger, PhD, will become the new editor focusing on mechanisms of birth defects and developmental disorders for Birth Defects Research, beginning January 2021.
Dr. Artinger is professor in the Department of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dentistry, University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz College of Medicine. Trained in developmental and cell biology, Dr. Artinger has published extensively, and also serves as an editorial board member for several journals in the field of developmental biology. In her new role, she will work to attract cutting-edge research in developmental biology to our journal, and plans to develop several special issues on emerging topics and themes to advance science, understanding of mechanisms, and translation of basic science to clinical research and practice.
As the new Editor, Mechanisms of Birth Defects and Developmental Disorders, Dr. Artinger will join the BDR editorial team including Michel Vekemans, MD, PhD, Editor-in -Chief; Dr. Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH, Editor, Clinical and Molecular Teratology; and John M. Rogers, PhD, Editor, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. Dr. Michiko Watanabe will be leaving the BDR editorial team at the end of the year when she retires. We are very grateful to Dr. Watanabe for all her excellent work with the journal these past several years, including numerous very successful and informative special issues, during her term as editor and previously as a deputy editor.
Many thanks to the BDR Editor Search Committee, an ad hoc subcommittee of the Publications Committee, for their important role in this process.