Howard A. Rockman, MD, is the Editor in Chief of the JCI (2012–2017) and JCI Insight. He is also the Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cell Biology and the Department of Molecular Genetics at Duke University Medical Center. He received his MD from McGill University and completed medical residency at the Montreal General Hospital, followed by a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. His primary research interests are focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. His laboratory has studied the role of G protein–coupled receptors (GPCRs) in the development of disease and uncovered GPCR/β-arrestin–dependent signaling that is independent of G protein activation in regulating cardiac function. Dr. Rockman has declared a first-tier potential conflict of interest with Trevena Inc.
Sarah Jackson, PhD, is Executive Editor for the JCI and JCI Insight. She received her PhD in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her research on the function of a cullin-based ubiquitin ligase complex in cell cycle progression and the development of T and B lymphocytes. Dr. Jackson joined the JCI in March 2012 as a Science Editor. She became Senior Science Editor of the JCI in May 2013 and Executive Editor in December 2015. She has declared no financial conflicts of interest.
Jillian Hurst, PhD, is a Science Editor for the JCI and JCI Insight. Dr. Hurst received her PhD in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences from the University of Georgia for her work on the regulation of lysophospholipid signaling pathways in ovarian cancer and neural development in the laboratory of Shelley Hooks. She then moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to work on ubiquitin-mediated regulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades in Henrik Dohlman’s lab. Dr. Hurst became a member of the JCI editorial staff in August 2012. She has declared no financial conflicts of interest.
Corinne Williams, PhD, is a Science Editor for the JCI and JCI Insight. She received her PhD in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a graduate student in the laboratory of Peggy Cotter, she focused her research on gene regulation and virulence in bacterial respiratory pathogens of the genus Bordetella. She then joined William Goldman’s lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied pathogenesis of the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Dr. Williams joined the JCI editorial staff in July 2013. She has declared no financial conflicts of interest.