Gordon F. Tomaselli elected as next JCI Editor in Chief

Dr. Tomaselli

The ASCI is pleased to announce the election of Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, as Editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation (ASCI profile). Dr. Tomaselli’s tenure as Editor begins July 1 and extends to June 30, 2022. Dr. Tomaselli is Michel Mirowski, MD, Professor of Cardiology; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; and Chief, Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University. He is an expert in the fields of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias, with research focused on ion channel structure, function, and remodeling.

Dr. Tomaselli is the 24th editor of the JCI, and his election represents the first time Johns Hopkins will host the journal’s Editorial Board, which since its founding in 1924 has had 5-year tenures at academic medical centers. Serving alongside Dr. Tomaselli as Deputy Editors will be Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Diabetes, whose research focuses on central and peripheral regulation of energy homeostasis, and glucose and lipid metabolism; and Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Infectious Diseases, who studies fungal and bacterial pathogenesis and basic immunology of antibody structure-function.

The distinguished Editorial Board of Johns Hopkins faculty members serving as JCI Associate Editors will include Richard F. Ambinder, MD, PhD (oncology), Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhD (cardiology), Mary Y. Armanios, MD (oncology, aging), William R. Bishai, MD, PhD (infectious disease), Robert A. Brodsky, MD (hematology), Peter A. Calabresi, MD (neuroinflammation), Thomas L. Clemens, PhD (bone biology), Franco R. D’Alessio, MD (pulmonology), Ted M. Dawson, MD, PhD (neuroscience), Angelo M. DeMarzo, MD, PhD (oncology), Stephen Desiderio, MD, PhD (immunology, cell biology), Harry C. Dietz III, MD (genetics), Mark Donowitz, MD (gastroenterology), Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH (genetics), Sharon Gerecht, PhD (vascular biology, tissue engineering), Paul M. Hassoun, MD (pulmonology), Elizabeth M. Jaffe, MD (oncology, immunology), David A. Kass, MD (cardiology), Kieren A. Marr, MD (infectious disease, transplantation), Timothy H. Moran, PhD (metabolism and psychiatric disorders), William Nelson, MD, PhD (oncology), Brian O’Rourke, PhD (cardiology), Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD (oncology), Jonathan D. Powell, MD, PhD (immunology), Thomas C. Quinn, MD (infectious disease), Hamid Rabb, MD (nephrology), Stuart C. Ray, MD (infectious disease), Antony Rosen, MD (rheumatology), Jeffrey D. Rothstein, MD, PhD (neuroscience), Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri, PhD (immunology), Jonathan Schneck, MD, PhD (immunology), Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD (cell biology, signaling), Robert F. Siliciano, MD, PhD (infectious disease, HIV), Charlotte Sumner, MD (muscle biology), David L. Thomas, MD, MPH (infectious disease), and Robert G. Weiss, MD (cardiology, energetics).

Applications for JCI Editor were evaluated by the JCI Editor Selection Committee: Vivian G. Cheung (Chair), Benjamin L. Ebert, Jonathan A. Epstein, Helen H. Hobbs, Brendan Lee, Andrew R. Marks, Charles L. Sawyers, Arthur Weiss, Stephen J. Weiss, and Leonard I. Zon. The ASCI Council approved the recommended candidate, whose selection was submitted for a vote by the Active members of the Society. The vote approving the selection of Dr. Tomaselli was confirmed May 17, 2017.