Academic Editors

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.

Rachel A Burton

I am currently a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, based at the University of Adelaide. I undertook my PhD at the John Innes Centre, Norwich. My expertise is in the areas of plant molecular biology particularly as it relates to cell wall biosynthesis, re-modeling and degradation and how these impact cereal end use quality. I also have an interest in the development and application of novel experimental methods for transcript profiling and gene discovery.

Sarah J Butcher

Sarah Butcher did her PhD in EMBL Heidelberg, mentored by Stephen Fuller and Helen Saibil, she carried out postdoctoral training in the MRC Virology Unit in Glasgow, before moving to Helsinki University where she is currently Programme Director of the Structural Biology and Biophysics Programme, Institute of Biotechnology, Head of Instruct-FI National Affiliate Center, Finland & Head of National cryoEM facility. She works on macromolecular structure and assembly, especially of viruses.

Duane Button

Duane C. Button, PhD, CSEP-CEP, is a basic and applied exercise neuroscientist at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He holds a cross-appointment with the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

Duane completed both his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Education at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University. Following his masters he completed a PhD at the Spinal Cord Research Centre, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba. His PhD studies focused on the effects of chronic activity and inactivity on the biophysical properties rat spinal motoneurones. Following his PhD he completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. His post-doctoral studies focused on the effects of exercise on rat brain plasticity prior to and following stroke.

Filippo Cademartiri

2002 Radiology Staff at the Erasmus University Medical Center (EMC) of Rotterdam, NL
2005 PhD in Cardiac Imaging at the EMC, Rotterdam, NL
2006 Head of Cardiac Imaging at the Academic Hospital, Parma, IT
2011 Head of Cardiac Imaging at the Giovanni 23rd Clinic, Monastier, IT
2012 UHD-Associate Professor of Radiology at EMC, Rotterdam, NL
Author of ~800 publications: 10 books, 86 book chapters, 273 scientific papers, 235 oral presentations, and 249 posters (h-index = 36; IF >1000).

Francesc Calafell

Assistant professor at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona. Recipient of the 2010 ICREA Acadèmia Award. Former vice-dean, Health and Life Sciences School, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Vince Calhoun

Dr. Calhoun is currently Executive Science Officer at the Mind Research Network and Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of over 250 full journal articles and over 350 conference proceedings. His focus is the development of data driven approaches for the analysis of brain imaging data, data fusion of multi-modal imaging and genetics data, and the identification of biomarkers for disease.

Alessandra Cambi

Alessandra Cambi received a Ph.D in Biology at the University of Camerino (Italy) and a Ph.D in Medical Sciences (cum laude) at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). After a long-term EMBO postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Biphysical Chemistry (Germany) and a VENI fellowship from the Dutch Scientific Organization (NWO), she became junior group leader. She is currently associate professor and group leader of the Nano-Immunology group in Nijmegen.

Fabien Campagne

Assistant Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). Associate Director, Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical and Translational Science Center, WCMC. My laboratory specializes on the development of approaches and software tools to enable new discoveries in biology and translational research (e.g., RbDe, GPCR-OKB, Goby, GobyWeb, a few others that did not stick). See for recent projects and biomedical focus.

Laura Cancedda

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.

J Gregory Caporaso

I am an Assistant Professor of Biology with a focus on bioinformatics and microbial ecology. I am a developer of scikit-bio and QIIME, and the author of An Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics (

Sandra Morais Cardoso

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.

Simone Cardoso de Oliveira

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.

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