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. Learn more about becoming an Editor.
Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University. Research Associate in the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford.
Interests span health, developmental, and clinical psychology, with the overarching aim of understanding how both individual difference and social/community variables are related to psychological, social, and educational outcomes across the life-span. I am particularly interested in individual differences in cognitive and self-regulatory processes (such as appraisal, coping, and emotion regulation) and their potential links with emotional vulnerability. I am a Research Associate in the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford, where I have an ongoing collaboration with Dr Lucie Cluver on projects examining the impacts of familial HIV/AIDS on psychosocial outcomes for South African children.
Laura Boykin is a Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. She is interested in using genomic data to answer real-world problems. Specifically she is interested in invasive species, particularly Bemisia tabaci (whiteflies). Other areas of interest are: comparative genomics, phylogenetic analyses (of DNA sequences) and also high performance computing. Combining all of the above to help smallholder famers in Africa is her ultimate goal. She was recently named a TED 2015 and presented her work on cassava whitefly at TED in Vancouver.
Research Entomologist and Curator of Hymenoptera, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Research interests: Phylogenomics, systematics, evolution, biogeography, and comparative genomics of aculeate Hymenoptera (bees, ants, stinging wasps); phylogenetic methodology; social insect biology; evolution of pollinators.
Erika Braga has a BA in Biology and a Ph.D in Parasitology from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, where she is a Professor of Parasitology. Coordinator of Parasitology Post-graduate Program (UFMG). Head of Malaria Laboratory at UFMG. Her research is focused on two distinct approaches: study of immune response in human malaria and study of avian malaria in wild birds. Academic Editor of PeerJ and PLOS ONE.
Vania Braga's research interests include understanding the signalling pathways required for epithelial specification and how these processes are subverted during diseases and tumour progression. She is Deputy-Head of the Molecular Medicine Section, and was appointed Campus Director for the Faculty of Medicine (2012-2015). Dr. Braga participates in a number of editorial boards, review panels and grant committees in Europe.
INSERM Tenured Researcher in the field of Cardiovascular Research, currently focusing on therapeutic angiogenesis with polymer-based targeted growth factor delivery.
PhD in Tumor Biology (Pr Yihai Cao, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), and expertise in Adipose tissue angiogenesis. Postdoc at UCLA (Pr Lily Wu) in molecular imaging and tumor lymphangiogenesis field.
Member of European Vascular Biology Organisation, French society for Cardiovascular Research, French society for Angiogenesis Research.
Dr. Paolo Brambilla is MD specialist in Psychiatry and PhD. He is senior Lecturer of Psychiatry at the University of Udine and Head of the Research Units on Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology at the Inter-University Center for Behavioural Neurosciences, a unique research consortium between the University of Udine and the University of Verona in Italy.
His main expertise is in the field of neuroimaging and neuropsychology in psychotic and mood disorders and in the field of developmental psychopathology. He is also clinical and scientific consultant of the IRCCS “E. Medea” Scientific and Clinical Institute, Polo FVG, which is dedicated to child neuropsychiatry.
Since April 2015 he is CoEditor in chief of Journal of Affective Disorders. Finally, he is the recipient of several international scientific honors, of national and international grants, and is author or co-author of more than 190 original papers published in International peer-reviewed Journals, being first or senior author in more than half of these papers (5890 citations). According to Web of Science, he is amongst the top 100 most cited researchers in the field of bipolar disorder and is 92 of the ‘Top Italian scientists”, based on via-academy evaluation (http://www.topitalianscientists.org/Top_italian_scientists_VIA-Academy.aspx). His current lifetime h-index is 44 as calculated by Scopus and 50 as calculated by Google Scholar; his Research Gate score is 45.38.
Dr. Vincenzo Brancaleone is Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Science, University of Basilicata.
Dr. Brancaleone main research field includes:
1) vascular biology in vivo and in vitro in physiopathological conditions related to gaseous mediators: role of nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S);
2) role of sphingosine-1-kinase/sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1PK/S1P) pathway in vascular, respiratory and inflammatory processes;
3) role of Annexin A1 and its receptor (Formylated Peptide Receptor 2, FPR2) in resolving mechanism in inflammation.
Dr. Brancaleone is full member of British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF).
He performs reviewer activity for international relevant and impacted scientific journal: Mediators of Inflammation (IF:3.263), British Journal of Pharmacology (IF:4.409), Inflammation Research (IF:2.109), Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research (IF:2.116), FasebJ (IF:5.299)
Professor of Biology, University of Florida; member of UF genetics institute and Affiliate Curator Florida Museum of Natural History
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Our lab is working to understand the basic biology and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis as a step toward developing new tuberculosis control and prevention strategies.
Professor at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science studying viral and microbial ecology
- Dr. rer. nat., Dept. Genetics and Neurobiology, Universität Würzburg, 2000
- PostDoc, Dept. Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, 2000-2003
- Independent Researcher, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2003-2009
- Habilitation in Zoology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009
- Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG, Institute of Biology - Neurobiology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2009-2012
- Adjunct professor, Department of Genetics, Universität Leipzig, Apr-Sep. 2012
- Professor of Neurogenetics, Institute of Zoology, Universität Regensburg, 2012-present