Erika Pastrana

Editorial Director at Nature Research

Erika is responsible for management and editorial direction of Nature journals in applied sciences and chemistry, including Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, Nature Chemistry, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Catalysis, Nature Electronics and Nature Machine Intelligence. She is part of the senior management group at Nature Research and participates in setting the overall strategy for Nature journals and new launches, as well as in the development of new editorial policies and practices. Erika has worked in editorial roles at Nature Research since 2010, including management of the Open Access journal Nature Communications. In April 2017 she took her current position. 

Erika did her PhD on cellular models of axonal regeneration and applications to spinal cord injury models in rodents in the University of Madrid. She then worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, in New York, developing technologies to isolate neural stem cells from the adult rodent brain.