Dr Lane has a broad background in the biomedical sciences, having graduated with an MA in Biochemistry and Chemical Pharmacology and a PhD in the molecular and cellular biology of cancer from the University of Oxford. He has also held postdoctoral positions in clinical oncology and microbial genetics in Hong Kong. He has since served in a variety of editorial roles in academic, research, and publishing institutions. He has worked as managing editor of several general and specialist medical journals based in Asia and senior editor of two social science journals based in the United States. Most recently, he taught science research communication at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong. Dr Lane is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors and the Committee on Publication Ethics. He also holds a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Trinity College London and a Postgraduate Certificate in English Language Teaching from the University of Reading. He joined the Edanz Group as a Senior Editor in the Fukuoka office in 2015.