Ben JohnsonMagazine Editor, Nature Medicine, Springer Nature
- Springer Nature
- United Kingdom
About Ben Johnson
I trained as a virologist, starting with an undergraduate degree in virology from the University of Warwick, UK. My PhD, in influenza virus genetics and immunoevasion, was from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK, with Maria Zambon and Wendy Barclay. My research interests then moved to smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels and cell adhesion, while a postdoc at Imperial College London with Geoffrey Smith, FRS. I then joined open-access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an editor and then associate publisher and was Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature from 2016, running the Nature Research Communities and other online engagement activities for researchers. I joined Nature Medicine in 2021, with responsibility for news and opinion content, and am based in the London office.
Thanks so much for sharing your story with the community and for highlighting some of the recent research in microaggressions, it was very thought-provoking and informative.
What a useful resource. We should have one of these for every subject community!
Any way to subscribe to these excellent research digests?
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Unfortunately you cannot subscribe to an individual channel (such as Research Digest) - YET, but we are building this right now so it should be available soon. I'll make sure this is announced once it is ready, but for now I would suggest subscribing to the daily newsletter so you won't miss anything.