Juan Carlos Lopez MD PhD


Juan Carlos López started his scientific career in the mid 80s at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, looking for neurochemical correlates of memory formation. Juan Carlos obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the supervision of Eric Kandel, and carried out postdoctoral work at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid. He is the author of two scientific books and, before joining Nature Medicine, Juan Carlos was the Editor of Nature Reviews Neuroscience in London.

He has been the Chief Editor of Nature Medicine since 2004. In addition to his work at Nature Medicine, Juan Carlos has pursued his interest in translational research through other activities within and outside the Nature Publishing Group. Dr Lopez has also served as a member of the Scientific Board and on the Board of Directors at Noscira, a Spanish biotechnology company interested in Neurodegeneration. In addition he has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Eureka Institute, and as a member of the Board of Directors at BioBusiness.tv which is an independent internet TV network for life sciences.