Dr. Marta Koch began her research career at the Oncology Institute, Porto, Portugal. She pursued a doctorate degree in biomedical sciences at University of Leuven, Belgium, and completed postdoctoral research at the University of Leuven and at The Scripps Research Institute, Florida, USA. Marta has been a professional editor since joining the journal Cell in 2015. She joined the Lancet group in 2018 as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for EClinicalMedicine. Marta is pleased to serve the diabetes and endocrinology communities as the Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology since 2019.