We are delighted to welcome Prof Lester Drewes (University of Minnesota) and Prof Richard Keep (University of Michigan) to their new positions as co-Editors-in-Chief of Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, working alongside Hazel Jones (King’s College London, UK).
Lester Drewes is Professor and Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School. Prof Drewes is a leading expert known to many researchers in the blood-brain barrier field. He is founding President of the International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS), a forum for scientists to share their research and fast track discoveries related to the blood-brain barrier, and he also initiated the Cerebrovascular Biology meetings currently held every other year. His research interests are in the cell and molecular biology of blood-brain transport and metabolism.
Richard Keep is Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan. He is also Director of the Crosby Neurosurgical Laboratories and Associate Chair for Research in Neurosurgery. His main research interests are transport at the blood-brain and blood- blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier barriers, effects of neurological disorders on the barriers, and hemorrhagic and ischemic brain injury (stroke). Richard has been a much-valued member of the Editorial Board since inception.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Prof Tetsuya Terasaki (Tohoku University) who has stepped down as co-Editor-in-Chief of Fluids and Barriers of the CNS. We are very grateful for the help Tetsuya provided since the journal was re-launched from its former title of Cerebrospinal Fluid Research in 2010. He will continue to be involved as Honorary Advisor.
Fluids and Barrier of the CNS considers manuscripts on all aspects of CNS fluids and barrier systems in health and disease. Following the success of the recent thematic series on Brain Barriers: Emerging Models and Techniques, we are currently preparing special issues on drug delivery to the brain. For more information, please visit the journal website or contact the Editorial Office.
We wish Prof Drewes and Prof Keep all the best in their new roles, and look forward to exciting times ahead for the journal!