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McLaughlin named a reviewing editor for neuroscience journal

Jan. 21, 2016, 9:01 AM

BethAnn McLaughlin, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been invited to serve as a reviewing editor for the Journal of Neuroscience, the flagship publication of the Society of Neuroscience, one of the world’s largest scientific societies.

BethAnn McLaughlin, Ph.D.

McLaughlin, assistant professor of Neurology and Pharmacology, is the first Vanderbilt faculty member invited to serve as a reviewing editor for the journal. She previously served as associate editor at the journal for several years.

“BethAnn’s service to the field, commitment to scholarship and excellence in neuroscience made her a clear choice for this new role,” journal editor-in-chief Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., said in a prepared statement.

“The Journal of Neuroscience relies heavily on our reviewing editors to select the most rigorous science for publication,” said Picciotto, a neuroscientist at Yale School of Medicine. “We are very pleased that she agreed to join our editorial team.”

McLaughlin will oversee publications in cellular and molecular mechanisms of communication, brain dysfunction and neurodegeneration.

She is an expert in brain cell injury and also serves as an editorial member of The Edge for Scholars (, an online platform developed at Vanderbilt to mentor, inform and promote dialogues among young faculty members nationally and internationally.

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