Professor Rosenthal is Scientific Director of The Jackson Laboratory. She also holds a Chair in Cardiovascular Science at Imperial College London. She received her PhD from Harvard Medical School, where she later directed a biomedical research laboratory, then established and headed the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) campus in Rome. Professor Rosenthal is a global leader in the use of targeted mutagenesis in animal models to investigate development, disease, and tissue repair. She focuses on the role of growth factors, stem cells, and the immune system in the resolution of tissue injury for applications to regenerative medicine. Her research has led to significant advances in novel cell-based therapies for muscle aging and heart disease. Her book, Heart Development and Regeneration, is considered the definitive text in the field. She chairs the European Research Council. She is also a Founding Editor of Disease Models and Mechanisms, Deputy Editor of Differentiation, and Editor-in-Chief of the new Regenerative Medicine.