Science Editors

JoVE’s editorial team consists of scientists with expertise in each of the journal’s sections. Editors draw from their research experience to curate high-quality content for the journal. As a team, they ensure that JoVE’s content meets the highest standards of scientific validity and represents a complete library of methodologies across all areas of the physical and life sciences. JoVE’s editors share a vision of accelerating scientific progress by increasing reproducibility and productivity through video publishing. To learn more about the individual research backgrounds and interests of JoVE’s editorial team, see below.

Benjamin Werth

Senior Science Editor

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.


Indrani Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Indrani completed her PhD in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. During her thesis work, she investigated the role of specific membrane proteins in the early secretory pathway using molecular biology, genetic and biochemical approaches. She is inspired by the innovative culture at JoVE and loves learning more about exciting research being carried out by scientists across the world. Outside of work, Indrani enjoys reading, traveling and salsa dancing.


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.


Jialan Zhang, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Jialan received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Connecticut in 2013. Jialan first discovered JoVE while conducting her postdoctoral research at the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Rutgers University. She joined JoVE in 2016, and in her spare time she likes to read, chat with family and friends, and travel.


Lyndsay Troyer, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Lyndsay joined JoVE as the editor of the Environment section in 2016 following a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at Washington University in St. Louis. She received a B.A. in Chemistry at Whitman College and completed her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at Colorado State University. During her Ph.D., Lyndsay studied arsenic and uranium biogeochemistry in mine tailing sediments. She continued her research on uranium geochemistry, primarily using synchrotron-based X-ray techniques, during her postdoc.


Aaron Berard, Ph.D.

Science Editor

Aaron graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. During college, he worked as a research assistant for a cognition lab where he developed his passion for neuroscience and honed his interest to the study of brain plasticity. Aaron received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Brown University four years after his graduation from Umass, where he studied the effect of sleep on the consolidative plastic mechanisms in the brain. He then pursued his postdoctoral research at a neighboring lab in Brown where he investigated potential interventions for Alzheimer’s disease using integrative cognitive techniques. In his free time, Aaron enjoys playing drums, guitar, and piano as well as practicing his cooking skills.


Rachel Service, Ph.D.

Science Editor

After completing her PhD from UC Riverside in 2011, which explored the role of residues in photosynthetic protein using spectroscopy, she expanded upon these techniques to characterize protein folding, binding, and fibrillogenesis, as well as developing customized proteins for use in biosensors and microfluidic devices at USC and the Army Corps of Engineers. In her free time, Rachel’s pursuits include aerial and flow arts, running, and traveling.


Ronald Myers, Ph.D.

Senior Science Editor

Ron received his Ph.D. in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology from Tufts University. During his thesis work he investigated the role of various extracellular matrix proteins in the proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells. After graduating from Tufts, Ron began a postdoctoral research position at Harvard Medical School.  His research focused on the role of a novel class of arrestins, the α-arrestins, on β-adrenergic receptors in the context of heart failure and obesity.  In his spare time Ron is an animal lover and enjoys camping and the outdoors.


Nandita Singh, Ph.D.

Senior Science Editor

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.


Editorial Board

The members of JoVE's Editorial Board are drawn from the ranks of world renowned professors, scientists, physicians and key opinion leaders. Board members are selected for their proven experience and knowledge of the latest in either experimental scientific or cutting-edge medical practice. We share a common vision at JoVE, to accelerate the progress of biological, medical, chemical and physical research by transparency and technical excellence at the bench and clinic through the dissemination of techniques via scholarly video and text. The Editorial Board members act as the journal’s advisors for the content, scope and editorial vision.

Biology Section

Neuroscience Section

Immunology and Infection Section

Medicine Section

Bioengineering Section

Engineering Section

Chemistry Section

Environment Section

Behavior Section

Veterinary Advisory Board and Veterinary Reviewers

Our Veterinary Advisory Board members are selected from key opinion leaders within the research veterinary community and have a special interest in animal welfare, safety, handling and care. The Veterinary Reviewers review all JoVE articles requiring live animal work to ensure that proper welfare and sterility standards are observed.

Veterinary Advisory Board

Veterinary Reviewers