Dr. William Gunn is the Director of Scholarly Communications for Elsevier, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his PhD in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University in 2008. His research involved dissecting the molecular mechanism of bone metastasis in multiple myeloma. Frustrated with the inefficiencies of the modern research process, he left academia and established the biology program at Genalyte, a novel diagnostics startup. He subsequently joined Mendeley to make research more open and impactful and now works at Elsevier on altmetrics, reproducibility and open access.