Kevin A. Roth, M.D., Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Pathology (AJP). Roth holds the Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair in Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Roth, a renowned researcher on the molecular regulation of neuronal cell death, joined the UAB faculty in 2002 and was the founding director of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, an interdisciplinary collaboration for neuroscience research, clinical care and education.
Roth published his first paper in AJP while still a doctoral student at Stanford University. He is vice president of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, which owns AJP, and will begin his term as president in 2014. He previously has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.
The AJP is the leading global forum for reporting quality original research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease.