The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for PeerJ. These active academics are the Editors who seek peer reviewers, evaluate their responses, and make editorial decisions on each submission to the journal. We will continue to add to the board of Academic Editors and are seeking qualified and diverse academics who share our vision.
Laura Cancedda graduated in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Genoa in 1999. She received her Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) in 2003. In 2003, she moved to University of California at Berkeley.
Currently, she holds a senior group-leader position at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa.
Sandra Morais Cardoso is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Medicine and is the leader of the group of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Since 2006, she started her independent research and found that mitochondrial impairment causes the loss of microtubule function, culminating in microtubule depolymerization that enhances protein aggregation, via autophagic-lysosomal pathway alteration.
Currently: Science Manager & Scientific Consultant.
Past employments: Head of the Coordination Site of a national research network, coordinator of training programs, research group leader, multiple postdocs (Germany and Israel).
Training: MSc, PhD in Biology, specialization in neuroscience, with focus on neurophysiology, motor control, neurotechnology and brain-machine interfaces.
Further expertise: Research funding, career development.
Other interests: Philosophy.
Associate Professor in Microbiology, University of Sydney. Managing Editor of Australasian Mycologist. Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. Recipient of the 2010 The Merck Sharp & Dohme ASM Mycology Award.
Assistant Professor of Evolution and Marine Biogeography at the University of Algarve and researcher at the Center for Marine Sciences
Lecturer in Cell Biology 2010-present, University of Bath.
Post-doctoral Research 2002-2010, University of Bristol.
PhD in Molecular Immunology 2009-2002, University of Sheffield.
Member of the Biochemical Society Signalling Theme Panel
E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam is a research group leader at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg and head of Central Scientific Facility “Biomaterials and Molecular Biology” at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. Her main research interest is on extracellular stimuli which guide cell structure and functions with a special focus on the role of growth factors on cell adhesion and migration.
Associate Professor of Medical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong.
Prof. of Immunology and Director of INSERM UMRS 940. Head of the 'Jean Dausset' Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory at Saint-Louis Hospital. Former President of the International Histocompatibility council (IHC), former chairman of the 12th International Histocompatibility Workshop & Conference (IHWC) & former President of the European Foundation of Immunogenetics (EFI). Founder President of HLA & Medicine & founding member of the European Institute for System Biology & Medicine.
Leader of the Plant Molecular Ecophysiology Laboratory, Instituto de Tecnologia Química Biológica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Emeritus Professor, Technical University of Lisbon. First chair of the Portuguese Committee of IGBP. Member of the Inter-Academy Council Study Science and Technology for Improving Agriculture Productivity and Food Security in Africa'. Member of the Academia de Ciências de Lisboa. Associate Editor of Functional Plant Biology.
Professor, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing. Over 23 issued patents and 30 pending patents.