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. Learn more about becoming an Editor.

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Dorothee Bienzle

Professor of Veterinary Pathology at University of Guelph & President-Elect of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Interested in a better understanding of animal diseases and their counterparts in human disease Also interested in developing new tools to investigate animal diseases

Mark D. Biggin

1981-1985. Graduate Student, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K.
1985-1989. Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
1989-2000. Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
2000- Staff Scientist, Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA.

Kate N Bishop

Group Leader at The Francis Crick Institute from April 2015. Programme Leader and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at National Institute for Medical Research in London, UK from end of 2008. Previously, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at King’s College London.

Kate Bishop received a first class (hon) BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Bath following two research placements; one at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and the other at Chiron Corporation in San Francisco, USA.
After completing her PhD studies with Jonathan Stoye working on the retroviral restriction factor, Fv1, she undertook postdoctoral training with Michael Malim at King's College London, investigating the APOBEC family of retroviral restriction factors.
Kate was awarded a prestigious Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in 2004 to continue her APOBEC research.

Kimberly A Bishop-Lilly

Deputy Head of Genomics Department at Naval Medical Research Center, Biological Defense Research Directorate; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Ton Bisseling

Professor of Developmental Biology in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Robert G. Björk

I am an ecologist with interest in the coupling between biodiversity and ecosystem processes. My research interests span from plant community dynamics to greenhouse gas fluxes, and particularly on the herbivory-plant-soil(-snow) interactions and linkages in the rhizosphere between ecosystem structure (including plants, mycorrhizal fungi and soil microbes) and functioning. A main objective of my work is to increase our understanding of how terrestrial ecosystems (mostly tundra) will respond to, and affect, climate change.

Kevin J. Black

I am a movement disorders neuropsychiatrist. My research is primarily focused on neuroimaging and dopamine, especially in people with Tourette syndrome and Parkinson disease. I have also developed methods for structural imaging volumetry, analysis of brain images in nonhuman species, pharmacological fMRI (phMRI), and statistical analysis of anatomy-function relationships in deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Jason K. Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

Anne Blangy

Research director, leader of the team "RhoGTPases in osteoclast biology" at CNRS in Montpellier, France. Deputy president of the French Society for Cell Biology SBCF.

Kerstin G Blank

Kerstin Blank studied Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena and obtained her diploma in 2000. After 3 years as a project manager in Industry, she returned to Academia. Under supervision of Prof Hermann Gaub at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich she earned her PhD in Biophysics in 2006. After two short postdoctoral stays with Prof Andrew Griffiths (Université de Strasbourg) and Prof Johan Hofkens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), she became assistant professor at Radboud University in Nijmegen in 2009. In 2014, she moved to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces where she holds the position of a Max Planck Research Group Leader. Her research interests combine her background in biochemistry and single molecule biophysics with the goal of developing molecular force sensors for biological and materials science applications. In addition to PeerJ, she is an academic editor at PLOSone and Biophysical Reviews and Letters and serves on the advisory board of Polymer Chemistry.

Julian Blasco

Dr Julian Blasco received his Ph.D. from the University of Seville (Chemistry). He is Scientist in the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (ICMAN), belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Currently he is Director of ICMAN-CSIC and responsible of research group "Ecotoxicology, Ecophysiology and Biodiversity of Aquatic Systems". He has published more than 160 articles and has been editors of several books. He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals in marine and environmental sciences.

Ariel J Blocker

2011-2017: Reader in Microbiology, Schools of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry, University of Bristol
2007-2011: as above, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology
2001-2007: Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford: Guy Newton Senior Research Fellow
1997-2000 : Institute Pasteur, Paris: Postdoctoral fellow
1996 : EMBL, Heidelberg: Postdoctoral fellow
1991-1995 : EMBL, Heidelberg: PhD in Cell Biology
1988-1991 : University College, London: B. Sc. in Genetics, 1st class