Meet the JoVE Team

JoVE's mission of increasing productivity in the scientific research is implemented by a team of passionate and hard-working individuals who are excited to be at the front of the revolution in scientific publishing. From the people who produce JoVE's videos to the people who work with institutional librarians to increase adoption, everyone at JoVE is proud to help bring you the future of scientific publishing. Learn more about JoVE success stories.

Moshe Moshe Pritsker,  Ph.D.

Moshe Pritsker, Ph.D.

CEO, Co-founder

Dr. Pritsker developed the JoVE idea based on his deep familiarity with current problems in biological research, acquired through more than 10 years of work in this area. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Results of his research on stem cells, genomics, bioinformatics and HIV have been published in leading scientific journals (PNAS, JBC, Genome Research and Biochemistry) as well as in patent applications. Prior to co-founding JoVE, Dr. Pritsker held the position of post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital.

Aaron Aaron Kolski-Andreaco,  Ph.D.

Aaron Kolski-Andreaco, Ph.D.

Chief Product Officer

Aaron Kolski-Andreaco produced his first video protocol in 2005, while visiting the laboratory of Robert H. Chow at the University of Southern California to learn how to isolate and culture adrenal chromaffin cells - a technique instrumental to his doctoral work. Convinced of the power of video for instruction in the sciences, he began contributing content to JoVE for its second issue and officially joined the journal as an editor in April 2007. Aaron holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine where he studied the role of potassium channel function in the regulation of the stress response and hypertension under the guidance of K. George Chandy. He has published in JBC, PNAS, Current Biology, and Current Medicinal Chemistry.

Fred Fred Foster

Fred Foster

Senior Director of Sales, Science Education (USA)

Fred hails from Newton, MA and has lived in Massachusetts his entire life. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Since graduation, Fred has worked with a variety of companies in Sales Management and Business Development. In his free time, Fred enjoys traveling to new places and is an avid sports fan of all four major sports teams in Boston.

Josephine Josephine Pascuccio

Josephine Pascuccio

Human Resource Manager

Josephine brings over 10 years of human resources professional experience to JoVE. Her expertise is in organizational development, employee training, employee relations, leadership and management coaching. After completing her business management degree Josephine worked over the past 16 years helping small technology businesses grow to become profitable and successful companies.

Josephine enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and mostly her two daughters. She enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking, picnics and snowboarding. Her favorite place to visit is the mountains in North Conway, NH.

Dan Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson


Dan graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2003 with a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Psychology. Following graduation, he has pursued a career in software development with focuses on open source technologies and the web. In his free time, you can find him on the golf course, behind a drumset, or checking out bands around Boston.

Avital Avital Braiman, Ph.D.

Avital Braiman, Ph.D.

Director of Editorial

Avital received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University. Her research focused on DNA separation by optically directed transport and surface electrophoresis. Avital joined JoVE in 2012. She is excited to take part in advancing scientific publishing to a new and innovative frontier via video publication.

Robert Robert Dick

Robert Dick

Account Manager

Originally from Massachusetts, Bob graduated from Plymouth State University in 2012 with a degree in Biology. After gaining experience in a variety of different sales environments, Bob joined JoVE in early 2015. Having worked in a research lab, Bob understands the need for JoVE in scientific research and is happy to be working for a company that is improving the scientific communication process. Bob is an avid Boston sports fan and especially enjoys attending red sox games at Fenway Park. 

Nandita Nandita Singh,  Ph.D.

Nandita Singh, Ph.D.

Senior Science Editor, Project Manager for collaborations

Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of South Carolina, Columbia and a M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India. Nandita completed her post-doctoral work at the Whitehead Institute and worked in the Biotech Industry for over two years. She has published in leading journals including Nature, Nature Genetics, Genes and Development and Current Biology. She is convinced that the power of the visual media far exceeds the written word especially when it comes to describing biological methods. In her opinion, video protocols are an invaluable tool to make challenging biological techniques more reproducible and accessible to the entire scientific community.

Sephorah Sephorah Zaman, Ph.D.

Sephorah Zaman, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Sephorah completed her postdoctoral training in Neuroscience from Columbia University after graduating with a Ph.D in Biology from the Chemistry-Biology Interface Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. For her doctoral thesis, Sephorah used molecular biology, genetic and biochemical approaches to understand the structure, function and assembly of the ribosome. Her postdoctoral work focused on studying the epigenetic basis of neuropsychiatric diseases by using Next Generation Sequencing methods. Outside of work, Sephorah enjoys reading, cooking and traveling. Sephorah believes JoVE is changing the way science is done in research laboratories around the world and loves to be part of the innovative culture at JoVE.

Daniel Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O'Brien

Account Manager

Daniel was born and raised in central Massachusetts. As a child, Daniel won multiple Pog tournaments, but eventually left the sport to pursue adulthood. Daniel enjoys backpacking with no itinerary and is the Godfather to a family of 7 cats —all born to a stray named Goose, whom Daniel rescued as a kitten. All of the cats are safe and currently reside as permanent house guests/security guards at the Big Yellow House Hostel on the island of Pag, Croatia, where Daniel spent a year working abroad post-college. When deciding on what to feed his Godchildren, Daniel states, "I will make them an offer they can't refuse."

Daniel’s favorite Game of Thrones character is Brienne of Tarth, though he does mourn, to the old gods and the new, the unfortunate fate the entire Stark family has endured. 

Michael Michael Karadimos, Ph.D.

Michael Karadimos, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Editor, Post-production

Michael started with the video production department at JoVE in June 2012. he handles the proofing process for all JoVE-produced videos, along with managing a team of scientific editors. Prior to arriving at JoVE, Michael was a postdoctoral fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center where he conducted research in diabetes. He received his PhD from Purdue University characterizing the role of adiponectin in mammary gland development and breast cancer.

Mala Mala Mani, Ph.D

Mala Mani, Ph.D

Science Editor

Mala received her Ph.D. in molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University. Her thesis work focused on engineering, designing, and characterizing zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), which are tailor-made molecular scissors that can cut DNA at specified regions. She did her postdoctoral research in cancer biology from Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to joining JoVE, as a senior scientist at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (India), she led bioassay and immunoassay development of biosimilar therapeutics. She enjoys hiking, cooking and loves to go mushroom hunting with her son.

Kathleen Kathleen Doyle

Kathleen Doyle

Peer Review Specialist

Katie was born and raised in the Boston area and graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in biology and from Georgetown University with a master's degree in physiology.  She has has worked in cancer research labs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  She has traveled to places such as Italy, Switzerland, and Nicaragua and hopes to do more exploring in the future.  In her spare time, she hones her sewing skills and enjoys making clothes.

Jaydev Jaydev Upponi, Ph.D.

Jaydev Upponi, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Jaydev is a native of Mumbai (Bombay), India. He graduated with a Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Bombay College of Pharmacy, University of Mumbai. He moved to Boston and graduated with his Masters from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, Jaydev developing a passion for research and later graduated with a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences. During his Ph.D,  Jaydev developed and characterized various nano-based pharmaceutical preparations for application as therapeutics and diagnostics in oncology. Outside the lab, he actively took part in organizing and promoting student club activities such as the NU-AAPS and volunteering for the European Career Fair. His hobbies are cooking, listening to music and reading. Jaydev is excited to be a part of JoVE and believes that JoVE’s innovative approach to science-publication will revolutionize research across industry and academia.

Chris Chris Macdonald

Chris Macdonald

Deputy Director of Information Technology

Chris majored in Interactive Media at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Chris interned for the Office of the Governor in Boston prior to his employment at JoVE. He joined JoVE in 2008 and has played many IT roles at the company since. When the weather is nice Chris can usually be found skateboarding around New England.

Michael Michael Linnes, Ph.D.

Michael Linnes, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Editor, Pre-production

Dr. Linnes holds a PhD in bioengineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. His thesis work centered on the development of enhanced microporous fibrin matrices for use in tissue engineering. he then completed two years of post-doctoral research at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, looking into the causes of kidney stones. Michael moved to Boston and began work with JoVE in 2012. Since the, he has scripted over 100 video articles and has also been involved with productions in JoVE’s new Science Education section. Michael is excited to help JoVE continuously grow as more and more people take science to the next level with the power of video.

Nic Nic Riley

Nic Riley

Project Manager

Nic attended Ithaca College and graduated with a BS in Computer science in the distant past of 1999.  After that, the internet took off as a way to make money and Nic has been working for companies with that goal ever since.  Despite growing up on a horse farm in rural Maine, Nic settled in the unusually suburban town of Arlington, Mass., with his fiance, Beth, and a tiny spaz of a dog named Rocket.  In his spare time he persues an utter failure to play the ukulele and the ultra nerd hobby of making very small paper tanks.  For the past three years, Nic has been the proud owner of a house in Chelsea, Maine, where on the weekends he engages in woodworking within enough isolation to avoid complaints about all the hammering and power tool noise.

Justin Justin Cherny, Ph.D.

Justin Cherny, Ph.D.

Innovation Department Manager

Justin obtained an interdisciplinary PhD in biology and computer science from Wesleyan University, which focused primarily on identifying mRNA translation initiation on a transcriptomic scale and the development of novel approaches for quality assessment of peptide searching algorithms on a proteomic scale. During his PhD, he had the opportunity to explore a variety of scientific disciplines including; bioinformatics, molecular biology, genetics, cellular biology, developmental biology, relational databases, algorithms, and a host of wet-lab and computational techniques. Justin is continually motivated by JoVE’s mission statement, which coincides perfectly with his passion for interdisciplinary work, innovation, and effective integration of new techniques. In his spare time Justin loves woodworking, hiking, volunteering for manual labor, and firewood acquisition.

Alex Alex Bhatty

Alex Bhatty

Business Administration Assistant / Office Manager

Alex went to Johnson and Wales in RI, where he studied business management. He has nine years of experience in retail management and recruiting. Alex is passionate about traveling and has been all over Europe, Asia, North America and South America. He speaks five languages and loves to socialize with his peers. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew. Alex was born and raised in Pakistan and moved with his family to US at the age of 15.

Matthew Matthew O’Donnell

Matthew O’Donnell

Account Manager

Matt grew up in Eastern. Mass and attended Boston College, graduating with a degree in Communications in 2004. He was a pitcher on the BC baseball team for 4 years. After college he had a stint with the Greeneville Astros, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros baseball club. The Greeneville Astros were the 2004 Appalachian league champions. Matt enjoys traveling and spending time with good friends and family. He also enjoys pizza, a meal he eats more than 5 times per week.

Jen Jen Ostrosky

Jen Ostrosky

Account Manager

Jen received her M.S. in Nutrition from Tufts University in 2000 and joined AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals where she held positions in hospital sales, managed markets and customer service throughout New England for 9 years. After taking a short break from the work force to have and raise her 2 young children, Jen began working for JoVE in May 2012. Her focus is on hospitals and government institutions. When she’s not working or playing with her kids, Jen loves to cook and has taken cooking classes in Italy, Boston and Maine. She’s transferring her love of cooking to her son, who is often her “sous-chef” in the kitchen, and tends to describe JoVE to friends as the Food Network for scientists. Being a visual learner, she strongly believes in the value JoVE provides researchers, clinicians and physicians in training.

Mark Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram

Associate Director of Sales, Europe & Middle East

Mark attended Suffolk University and graduated with a B.A in Comm Studies in 2009. Since graduating he has worked extensively in Music Retail, E-commerce, and the Life Science communities. Mark swapped the sunny and clementine shores of Scotland for the US to play ice hockey. Apparently such was his fearsome reputation it forced Sergei Federov into retirement. He's also a familiar name in Boston's electronic music scene, where he has been djing and rocking parties for the past 8+ years. His favorite thing in the world is Braveheart, followed by Haggis, and he plays the bagpipes with poetic elan.

Steve Steve Perros

Steve Perros

Business Development Manager

Steve Perros is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he obtained his Bachelor's in Biochemistry in 2008.

During college, he was awarded a summer lab position at the Maine Medical Research Institute as a Biomedical Scientist to investigate tumor growth in humans. After graduating from UNH, he worjed at Boston Children's Hospital as a Research Study Assistant, at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Clinical Research Coordinator II, and at Biogen Idec as a Clinical Trial Coordinator.

In August 2014, Steve joined JoVE as a Business Development Manager and his work focuses on the Pharma & Biotech vertical. He loves the work he does at JoVE and the people he works with.

Amy Amy Nerboe

Amy Nerboe

Sales Administrator

Amy is from Pittsburgh PA, and studied Exercise Physiology at University of South Carolina. After college she rocked out in a band for several years and eventually decided to get serious and settle down a bit. She has lived in South Carolina, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Oslo-Norway before settling in Boston with her husband. Amy has a weakness for blonde hair blue eyed Norwegian boys, especially her 2 year old Sebastian. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, writing music, singing, going to shows and discovering new bands/music.

Daniel Daniel Malloy

Daniel Malloy

Account Manager


Daniel was born and raised in New York.  Not being a fan of baseball has allowed him to fly under the radar in Boston.  His first job was working in the Fish Department of a supermarket in Northern New Jersey.  He once sold 4 pounds of Jumbo Shrimp, and that is when he knew he was a natural salesman.
In his spare time he enjoys reading about international politics, playing chess, and avoiding short and long walks on the beach.

Mariah Mariah Slone

Mariah Slone

HR Generalist

Mariah graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Entomology. She has previously worked in entomology labs at Cornell and Harvard as a research assistant, and at Friends of the Chicago River as an intern. Mariah also worked at a local ice cream store for many years, and she has strong opinions about frozen desserts. In her free time, Mariah enjoys running through the beautiful forests of Massachusetts and playing her ukulele.

Richard Richard Medeiros

Richard Medeiros

Senior Web Developer

Richard has more than 5 years of professional programming and web application development experience in a fast paced company that specializes in custom social network development. He loves learning the newest technologies and using what he has learned to create cutting edge web applications. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Denis Denis McElligott

Denis McElligott

IT Support Specialist

Denis graduated from Suffolk University in 2008 with a degree in IT. After graduation, Denis has had many IT roles, from Consulting to Help Desk Support to Web Development. In his spare time, Denis enjoys watching baseball and football, as well as working out. He joined JoVE in October 2014 and enjoys being a part of the team.

Benjamin Benjamin Werth

Benjamin Werth

Associate Editor - Chemistry

Benjamin graduated from the University of Delaware Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biochemistry.  During college, he founded and served as president of the fishing club, volunteered in the Dominican Republic, and interned for the National Park Service at Richmond National Battlefield Park
Benjamin has researched and published in chemistry and bio-medical fields.  His experience ranges from organic synthesis of antivirals to characterizing mouse models for cutaneous photodamage and autoimmune disease. 
In his free time, Benjamin can be found boating and fishing, birdwatching, playing soccer, or carving wood.

Emily Emily Magnavita

Emily Magnavita

Associate Editor

Emily graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. While there, she worked in a lab testing the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on memory. Emily spent her summer in the Dominican Republic working with a service learning organization focusing on addressing and solving the human security issues in the country.  When not working, Emily enjoys traveling, swimming, running and paddleboarding. 

Jeffrey Jeffrey Castaldo

Jeffrey Castaldo

Associate Editor

Jeff Castaldo graduated Hofstra University’s Honors College with a B.S. in Biology, and minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience. His undergraduate research investigated the genetic mechanism for temperature-dependent sex determination in snapping turtles. Jeff enjoys staying active and reminiscing about his past glories by playing pick-up sports games, including baseball, football, soccer and golf. He also enjoys outdoor adventures and camping with his closest friends.

Risa Risa McNellis

Risa McNellis

Editorial Assistant - Environment

Risa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Ecology and Conservation Biology from Boston University. She hopes to eventually attend graduate school to pursue her research interests in climate change and environmental sustainability. In her spare time, Risa enjoys swimming, reading, and hiking.

Nam Nam Nguyen, Ph.D

Nam Nguyen, Ph.D

Science Editor

Nam has a B.A. in chemistry:biochemistry from Boston University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from New York University. His doctoral work focused on designing crystalline DNA lattices and their structure determination through single crystal x-ray diffraction studies, showing the precise control of matter at a molecular level. 

Nam used to work at JoVE. He still does; but he used to too. Today, Nam can be seen biking and/or bouldering, but not at the same time. 

Erin Erin Betters

Erin Betters

Science Writer

Erin received her PhD from Yale University in 2012, where she studied a population of cells that contributes to the peripheral nervous system and facial architecture. Before coming to JoVE, she worked as a freelance writer and editor with a focus in educational materials. Erin loves watching classic movies and spending time with her husband and cat-Zach and Dagny.

Adria Adria Gottesman-Davis, Ph.D.

Adria Gottesman-Davis, Ph.D.

Deputy Content Director

Adria Gottesman-Davis was really kicking herself when she discovered JoVE after completing her doctoral thesis, because the visual demonstration of techniques such as patch-clamp electrophysiology and stereotaxic surgery could have saved her a great deal of frustration at the bench.  Adria joined JoVE as a scientific video editor in July 2011, and in August 2012 she took over the newly-created post of Deputy Content Director. She holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBS) at George Washington University, where her thesis work focused on examining relationships between the structure and function of neurons in the vestibular reflex pathways.

Alison Alison Hamlin

Alison Hamlin

Associate Editor

Alison's research interests in renewable energy and the environment have taken her around the world.  In the lab, she's worked with artificial photosynthetic systems at the University of Rochester and thermoelectric materials at Tsinghua University, Beijing.  She's been ankle deep in cow feces, learning how biogas digester technology impacts users in rural Kenya.  And she's been seasick off the Maine coast conducting ecological studies of the benthic habitat.  Alison holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester.

Dipesh Dipesh Navani, Ph.D.

Dipesh Navani, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Educational Products

Dipesh Navani competed his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Saint John’s University, New York under the guidance of Byron C. Yoburn. As a doctoral candidate he worked in an interdisciplinary lab studying opioid pharmacology using behavioral, biochemical and analytical approaches. In July 2014, Dipesh joined JoVE Science Education team as a Science Writer and in January 2015, he took over the position of Associate Director of Educational Products. He believes that science education for college students can benefit tremendously from JoVE’s video format and this in turn will inspire future generation of researchers and innovators.

Joseph Joseph Masley III

Joseph Masley III

Account Manager

Joe is originally from Pittsburgh. He graduated from UMass/Boston with a B.A. in Biology and soon began work in the medical publishing industry. He initially worked for the  W. B. Saunders Co. and then worked at Elsevier prior to arriving at JoVE.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling and reading with his wife. They live in a seaside community where they enjoy cycling and walking in a beautiful marsh and beach environment.
Their son is a Boston Firefighter.

Xavier Xavier Van Den Nouwland

Xavier Van Den Nouwland

Senior Editor

Xavier has spent most of his time in the world of video editing and it's constant progression in the domaine of visual arts, and because of that, he decided to make his passion a career.

Xavier believes that JoVE is a great place to work at. He finds the projects and people here interesting. Creative projects and breakthroughs in science have become everyday of the week for him.

Leo Leo Ochoa

Leo Ochoa

Senior Editor

Leo came to JoVE in the summer of 2013 as a Rough-Cut Editor and quickly moved up the ranks to Sr. Editor. He is responsible for editing videos, quality control editing of videos before they are published, creating intriguing animations and motion graphics for the Science Education product, and responsible for several managerial tasks like training new rough-cut editors. Leo received his Bachelors of Arts in Computer Animation with a minor in Video Production from the Art Institute of Phoenix, in Phoenix, AZ. After graduating in 2002, Leo was hired as a content developer for 9 years in the virtual reality industry focusing on judgment use of force simulations for the military, law enforcement, and commercial clientele. With a fascination for science, especially weather phenomena and astronomy, every day is new fascinating day of discovery at JoVE. Leo is a true outdoorsmen and loves to go camping, fishing, and hiking whenever possible. Leo is a huge New England Revolutions supporter and goes to as many games as he can with friends and family, REV-O-LUTION! Clap! Clap! Clap!

Graciela Graciela Martinez

Graciela Martinez

Account Manager

Graciela studied and worked in the United States, Mexico and England graduating from St. Edwards University in Austin with a degree in International Business. She also has work experience in Business Development and has previously supported the expansion of accounts and projects located in Latin American countries.

In her free time, she loves running and going for long walks around Boston. 

Chris Chris Musk

Chris Musk

Marketing Coordinator

Chris is originally from New Hampshire, though he has been living in Boston now for over 4 years. Growing up, he was very passionate about skateboarding, playing guitar and drums and was heavily influenced by many punk/hardcore bands.  He also loves being outdoors where during the Winter he skis a fair amount and during the Summer often goes hiking and to the beach.  He studied Marketing at Suffolk University and minored in European History.  He loves to cook and eat food, always trying to push his taste buds to new limits.

Justin Justin Maloney

Justin Maloney

Rough Cut Editor

Justin Maloney started at JoVE in February 2014 as a part-time rough cut editor. He’s passionate about Motion-Graphics, and works hard every day to bring a playful quality to JoVE’s Science Education product line through his animations. 

When he’s not falling out of a plane, or letting loose at Rock-and-Roll and Metal shows, Justin likes to explore his creative side further through writing and music related animations.

Nandita Singh,  Ph.D.

Nandita Singh, Ph.D.

Senior Science Editor, Project Manager for collaborations

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