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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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Award series
Winners of the 2018 Ming K. Jeang award for excellence in Cell & Bioscience
Edited by Dr Yun-Bo Shi

Thematic series
Calcium and Calcium Signaling
Edited by Dr Xuehong Xu

Review series
Articles by SCBA Awardees

Review series
The Expanding Functions of Thyroid Hormone
Edited by Dr Jiemin Wong & Dr Shaochung Victor Hsia

Review series
Genome Stability
Edited by Dr Guo-Min Li

Review series
Genome Editing
Edited by Dr Yiping Qi

Aims and scope

Cell & Bioscience, the official journal of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all areas of life science research.

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Editor Profile

Dr Yun-Bo Shi, Founding Editor-in-Chief

Dr Shi is a senior investigator and the Chief of Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, NICHD, NIH, and is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Cell & Bioscience in his personal capacity. Dr Shi received his BS degree from Wuhan University, China, in 1982 and his PhD degree from University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1988. After postdoctoral training at the Carnegie Institution, he established his own research group at NICHD, NIH, in 1992. Dr Shi has been studying the molecular basis of thyroid hormone regulation of vertebrate development by using Xenopus metamorphosis as a model system. Dr Shi has published over 130 research papers and 50 reviews/book chapters, edited three books and written a monograph on amphibian metamorphosis. 

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