Academic Advisory Board

The following people constitute the Academic Advisory Board of PeerJ. These world-renowned researchers have agreed to provide occasional guidance and support for the ideals that PeerJ embodies. This list will expand to cover all areas in which PeerJ publishes, however it will remain small in size compared to the full board of Academic Editors.

Ruth Arnon

President of the Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities. Former VP of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Significant contributions to vaccine development, cancer research & parasitic diseases. Has served as President of EFIS and Secretary-General of the IUIS. Awards include the Robert Koch Prize in Medical Sciences, Spain’s Diaz Memorial Prize, France's Legion of Honor, the Hadassah World Organization's Women of Distinction Award, the Wolf Prize for Medicine, the Rothschild Prize for Biology.

Peter J. Barnes

Professor of Thoracic Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College & Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Has been the most highly cited clinical scientist in Europe & the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 20 years. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007. Currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the WHO/NIH global guidelines on asthma (GINA) and COPD (GOLD).

Dorothea Bartels

Executive Director (Head) of the Institute fof Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology of Plants (IMBIO) at the Universtiy of Bonn. Editor in Chief of Planta. Member of EMBO

Bruce A. Beutler

Regental Professor and Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Recipient of many awards, including the 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine; the 2011 Shaw Prize; the 2009 Will Rogers Institute Annual Prize; the 2009 Albany Medical Center Prize; the 2007 Balzan Prize and the 2004 Robert Koch Prize. (Photo by Brian Coats for UT Southwestern Med Ctr)

Adrian Bird

Buchanan Professor of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh & a Fellow of the Royal Societies of London & Edinburgh. Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology from 1999 to 2011. Governor of the Wellcome Trust from 2000-10 & Deputy Chairman from 2007. Currently trustee of Cancer Research UK & the Kirkhouse Trust. Awards include Howard Hughes International Fellowship, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the Gairdner Foundation prize and the Gabor & GSK Medals of the Royal Society.

Dorothy V M Bishop

Dorothy Bishop is a Principal Research Fellow funded by the Wellcome Trust. She is a neuropsychologist with a special interest in children's communication disorders, which she has investigated from multiple perspectives: aetiology, neurobiology and psychology. As well as her academic publications, she writes a popular blog (Bishopblog) that covers a wide range of topics, including academic life as well as specific scientific issues.

Dorothy is a Fellow of Royal Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a Fellow of the British Academy, and has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Western Australia and Lund, Sweden. She holds a supernumerary fellowship at St John’s College, Oxford.

Mina J. Bissell

Distinguished Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University Calif. Awards include ACS Medal of Honor, Lawrence Prize and Medal, Pezcollar-AACR Prize, Komen Foundation Brinker Award and Mina J. Bissell Award. More than 120 named and distinguished lectures. Past-President: American Soc. Cell Biology and Int. Society of Differentiation. Elected to the US National Academy, the IOM, American Philosophical Society, AAAS and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mario R. Capecchi

Prof. of Human Genetics at the Univ. of Utah School of Medicine; Distinguished Prof. of Human Genetics and Biology. Member of the National Academy of Sciences & the European Academy of Sciences. Recipient of many awards including the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences; the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research; the National Medal of Science; the Wolf Prize in Medicine; the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology; & the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with Smithies and Evans.

Charles A. Dinarello

Prof. of Medicine and Immunology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. Recipient of the Squibb Award, the Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine, the Gold Medal of the Heilmeyer Society for Internal Medicine, the Carol Nachman Prize in Rheumatology, the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashdid al Maktoum Award, the Beering Award, the Albany Prize in Medicine, the Crafoord Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Paul Ehrlich Prize, and the Bonfils Stanton Prize.

Joseph Felsenstein

Joe Felsenstein is Professor of the Department of Genome Sciences and in the Department of Biology, and adjunct Professor in the Department of Statistics and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. Past President of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Recipient of the Weldon Memorial Prize, the Darwin-Wallace Medal of the Linnean Society of London, the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science from the National Academy of Sciences and of the 2013 International Prize for Biology of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. On the Editorial Board of five journals.

He describes himself as "world-renowned for my outstanding modesty".

B. Brett Finlay

The Peter Wall Distinguished Professor of the University of British Colombia. Recipient of several awards including the E.W.R. Steacie Prize, the CSM Fisher Scientific Award, an MRC Scientist, five Howard Hughes International Research Scholar Awards, a CIHR Distinguished Investigator, BC Biotech Innovation Award, the Michael Smith Health Research Prize, the IDSA Squibb award, the Jacob Biely Prize. Cofounder of Inimex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Director of the SARS Accelerated Vaccine Initiative

Uta Francke

Uta Francke is Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics, Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine. Past President, American Society of Human Genetics; Past President, International Federation of Human Genetics Societies; March of Dimes/Colonel Harland Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics. Recipient of the William Allan Award of the American Society of Human Genetics. Senior Medical Director, 23andMe, Inc.

Karl J. Friston

Karl Friston is Professor of Imaging Neuroscience/Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Brain Science, University College London. In 2000 he was President of the international Organization of Human Brain Mapping. In 2003 he was awarded the Minerva Golden Brain Award and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006. In 2008 he received a Medal, Collège de France and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York in 2011. He became of Fellow of the Society of Biology in 2012.

Patricia A. Gowaty

Distinguished Prof. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA; Research Assoc, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Fellow of the AAAS, the Animal Behavior Society, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Soc.of Biology. Previous President of the Animal Behavior Society & Vice-President of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Awards include 3 NIH career awards, the Quest Award from the Animal Behavior Society & the Lamar Dodd Award.

John Gurdon

Emeritus Prof. of the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. Made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1971, and knighted in 1995. He served as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, from 1995 to 2002. Awards include the 2012 Nobel Prize, the 1989 Wolf Prize in Medicine, the 2009 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research award, the 1968 Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society, the 1987 Emperor Hirohito International Prize for Biology, & the 2001 Conklin Medal.

Simon A. Levin

George M. Moffett Prof. of Biology at Princeton & the Director of the Center for BioComplexity. Past Chair of the Board of the Beijer Inst. of Ecological Economics, past President of the Ecological Society of America, past President of the Society for Mathematical Biology, past Chair of the Council of IIASA, and past Co-Chair of the Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute. Awards include the A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, and the Margalef Prize

Robin M. Murray

Sir Robin M Murray is Professor of Psychiatric Research, Institute of Psychiatry. Honorary Consultant, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Past president of the European Psychiatric Association. Fellow of the Royal Society (elected 2010) and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Co-editor-in-chief of Psychological Medicine.

Rafael Radi

Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguay. Discovery Award of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM, 2011), Alexander Von Humboldt Senior Award (2010), National Prize in Science and Technology (2007). Howard Hughes International Research Scholar (2000-2011). President-Elect of the Society for Free Radical Research International, Past-President of SFRBM. Founding Member and Secretary of Academia de Ciencias del Uruguay.

Marilyn B Renfree

Laureate Professor and Ian Potter Chair of Zoology, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne. Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS); Secretary, Biological Sciences and Vice President of AAS; Officer of the Order of Australia; Past President of the Society for Reproductive Biology; Former NHMRC, Fulbright, Ford Foundation and Royal Society and ARC Federation Fellowships, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics. Gold Conservation Medal San Diego.

Pamela C. Ronald

Professor, Dept Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, UC Davis. Director, Grass Genetics, JBEI. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Recipient of the USDA 2008 National Research Initiative Discovery Award. 2009 recipient of the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award. Selected as one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company Magazine. Co-author of Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, & the Future of Food

Michael G. Rossmann

The Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue Univ; Member of the Nat. Academy of Sciences; Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Past Member of the National Science Board. Awards include the Paul Ehrlich & Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize; the Fankuchen Award; the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize; the Gregori Aminoff Prize; the Stein and Moore Award; the Ewald Prize; the Elisabeth Roberts Cole Award.

Steven Salzberg

Steven Salzberg is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University, and the Director of the Center for Computational Biology. His research focuses on the development of novel computational methods for analysis of DNA from the latest sequencing technologies. His software has been downloaded >1,000,000 times and he writes a popular science blog at Forbes magazine. He's an elected Fellow of AAAS and ISCB.

Alfred Sommer

Dean Emeritus & University Distinguished Service Professor of Epidemiology & International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Awards include the Danone International Prize for Nutrition; the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award; the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, & the Duke Elder International Gold Medal. Past President of the Association of Schools of Public, the 19th Chair of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, & the Chairman of the Lasker Foundation

Kurt Wüthrich

The Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Structural Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, and a Professor of Biophysics at the ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. His specialty is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with biological macromolecules. His achievements have been recognized by the Prix Louis Jeantet de Médecine, the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and by a number of other awards and honorary degrees.

Harald zur Hausen

Professor emeritus of the University of Freiburg and the University of Heidelberg & the past Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. Awards include the Robert-Koch-Price; the Charles S. Mott Prize; the Paul-Ehrlich-Ludwig Darmstätter-Price; & the 2008 Nobel-Prize for Medicine. Past Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Cancer and former member of the Board of Directors of the International Union against Cancer (UICC).

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