Vice President Editorial, Nature Journals
Ritu has been overseeing over-arching research editorial strategy and management of Nature, Nature Communications and the Nature Research and Review Journals since 2014. She has advocated for policies that increase open science and reproducibility and has promoted strategies that lead to more transparency in peer review. Ritu joined Nature in January 1999 as the cancer and signalling editor and was promoted to the Chief Biological Sciences Editor, Nature, in 2001 where she had oversight over the research content and managed the Nature life-sciences team for 13 years. Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in cancer research, completing her PhD at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University College London, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Ritu undertook a master’s in biochemistry and molecular biology at University College, London and studied genetics at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
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