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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Melanie Blokesch

Melanie Blokesch holds a PhD degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. After a postdoctoral stay at Stanford University (USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology) from 2005-2009 she joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2009.

Jeffrey A. Bluestone

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor and Director, Hormone Research Institute. Serves on the Science Translational Medicine advisory board and founding Director, Immune Tolerance Network. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Bluestone has spent over 35 years working as an immunologist interested in immune tolerance as it relates to autoimmunity and organ transplantation.

Nicoletta Bobola

2013- Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

2006-13 Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

2001-06 Junior Group Leader Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany

2000-01 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany

1996 PhD, University of Genova, Italy and Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria

1989 Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy

P. Dee Boersma

Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science and Prof. of Biology, University of Washington, Director for Center for Ecosystem Sentinels and the Wildlife Conservation Society Magellanic Penguin Project, and Adjunct Curator of Ornithology, Burke Museum. Recipient of 2012 Ocean Conservation Award Aquarium of the Pacific, 2010 Nature Conservancy of Washington Environmental Hero, 2009 Annual Heinz Award for the Environment. Former President of the Society of Conservation Biology. For selected publications go to ecosystemsentinels.org.

Dario Boffelli

Associate Scientist, Childrens' Hospital Oakland Research Institute. Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.

At CHORI, we use genomic strategies to investigate the role of genetic and epigenetic variation in the regulatory domain of the genome, with an interest in both human disease and evolution. The two main areas of interest of the lab are:The evolutionary biology and potential contribution to human disease of components of the epigenome. And, annotating the regulatory elements of the human genome using a combination of comparative analysis of sequenced vertebrate genomes and public epigenomic datasets.

Steven J Bograd

Dr. Steven Bograd is an oceanographer at NOAA’s Environmental Research Division in Monterey, California, and an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Ocean Sciences, University of California-Santa Cruz. His research is focused on physical-biological interactions, eastern boundary current systems, climate variability, marine biologging, fisheries oceanography, and ecosystem-based management. He is currently involved in a number of research projects studying climate variability and its impacts on the marine ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean. Steven was co-Principal Investigator of the Census of Marine Life’s Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) program, and is currently an Editor-in-Chief at Fisheries Oceanography and co-chair of the PICES FUTURE Scientific Steering Committee. Steven received his PhD in Oceanography from the University of British Columbia in 1998, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at Scripps Institution of Oceanography before coming to NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2001.

Dominique Bonnet

Obtained her PhD degree in the University of Paris VII in 1993, and trained as a post-doc in Prof. John Dick’s group in Toronto. In 1998, she became Group Leader at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 2001, she joined the London Research Institute. Since 2002, she is also Professor, University College of London and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.

Tjeerd Boonstra

Assistant Professor at Maastricht University working on complex network analysis (brain networks, muscle networks and social networks), electrophysiology, motor control and mental health.

Glen M Borchert

Dr. Glen Borchert holds joint appointments as an Assistant Professor in Biology and Pharmacology at the University of South Alabama. He originally received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Tennessee then completed a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Borchert’s research focuses largely on identifying novel genetic regulators and defining their roles in oncogenesis, microbiology and speciation. Since starting his laboratory at South Alabama in August 2012, Dr. Borchert has published dozens of papers in peer reviewed journals and had numerous grant applications funded including a highly prestigious NSF CAREER award (2014-2019).

Anna M. Borghi

Interested in: Perception and action - Affordances - Social and relational affordances; Language grounding in sensorimotor processes; Impact of language on categorization and sense of body; Categorization and conceptualization. Using mostly experimental laboratory methods (behavioral and kinematics studies), but also computer simulations (neural networks).

Francis P Boscoe

Francis Boscoe has been a Research Scientist with the New York State Cancer Registry in Albany, New York, since 1999. He is also a Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Albany, and a member of the Board of Directors of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).

Research interests include cancer and chronic disease epidemiology, medical geography, environmental health, spatial methods, cartography, geographic information systems, demographics, and disease registration.

Giovanna Bosica

Giovanna Bosica graduated cum laude from the University of Camerino, Italy, in 1993 with a Laurea degree, equivalent to M.Sc.(Hons), in Chemistry and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences, in the field of organic synthesis, in 1997 from the same institution. In 1995 during her Ph.D. she spent a six months research period at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as an Erasmus Fellow.

In 1999 she was appointed Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Camerino.
In October 2008 she moved to the University of Malta where she was appointed Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and subsequently obtained the promotion to full Professor in March 2014. She lectures for different courses in the field of organic chemistry/synthesis and natural products.

She is member of the Royal Chemical Society (MRSC) since 2011 and of the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2015. In March 2016 she has joined the European COST Association, participating at the COST Action CA15106, C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis (CHAOS), as a MC member from Malta [CA15106 MT].