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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Bettina Böttcher

Professor for Biochemistry with Focus on electron Cryo Microscopy at the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg

Tom Bourne

Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor & Research Team Leader in Dept of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London & Visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium. He is Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, London. He is an authority in early pregnancy complications, emergency gynaecology & gynaecological ultrasound.

He has edited 7 books, published >300 papers & been invited to speak at numerous international meetings. His H-index is 44 (Web of Science) & 68 (Google Scholar). He is on the Board & is Treasurer of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, President of the Association of Early pregnancy units, & Trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is chair of the early pregnancy clinical studies group & sits on the research committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. He is on the steering committee of International Ovarian Tumor Analysis trial. He sat on the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound panel developing guidelines for diagnosing miscarriage in the USA (2012), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine guidelines panel for diagnosing ovarian cancer(2014), and the American College of Radiology committee for ovarian cancer diagnosis(2016).

Jean Bousquet

Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Univeristy of Montpellier. Former Director of the INSERM Laboratory for the Immunopathology of Asthma & former chairman of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Founder & Chairman of ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis & its Impact on Asthma). Chairman of the WHO Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD). Former President of the Societé Française d'Allergologie et d'Immunologie Clinique. Former EiC of the journal Allergy.

Sheila M. Bowyer

Senior Lecturer for the Department of Medical Virology, blood borne virus division, at the University of Pretoria and Senior Medical Scientist for the National Health Laboratory System, Tshwane Academic Division. Responsibilities involve teaching and training, research and the provision of a viral diagnostic service to the public and private sector.

Alison G Boyer

Research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Chief Scientist of the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) since 2016. The ORNL DAAC provides data management, curation, and data disimmenation for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Terrestrial Ecology Program.

Joint Faculty Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

General research interests: global change ecology, biogeography, and biodiversity. Her research uses remote sensing data, machine learning, and other data science tools to understand the past and present interactions between human societies and ecological communities.

Mark Boyes

Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, 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 M Boykin

Laura Boykin is a Senior 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.

Erika M Braga

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. 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 M.M. Braga

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.

Ebba Brakenhielm

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.

Paolo Brambilla

Dr. Paolo Brambilla is MD specialist in Psychiatry and PhD. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Milan, Milan, Italy; Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UTHouston, USA; Director, Psychiatric Clinic, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico; Chair, EPA Neuroimaging Section; and CoEditor in chief of Journal of Affective Disorders
He is also scientific coordinator of (1) Research Unit on Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology at the Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Verona, and of (2) of developmental psychopathology studies at the IRCCS Scientific and Clinical Institute “E. Medea”, Polo FGV, Udine.
Currently, Dr. Brambilla is leading longitudinal studies in major psychoses, mood disorders and developmental psychopathology.
He is the recipient of several national and International scientific honours and grants, and is author/co-author of more than 250 original papers published in International peer-reviewed Journals (7000 citations).
According to Web of Science, he is amongst the top 100 most cited researchers in the field of bipolar disorder and is the 32th most cited researcher in the field of ‘Neurosciences & Psychology’ of the ‘Top Italian scientists”, based on via-academy.
His current lifetime h-index is 48 as calculated by Scopus, 53 by Google Scholar, 50 by ResearchGate. He also bears the Italian National habilitations for Full Professor of Psychiatry and Full Professor of Child and Adolescent NeuroPsychiatry.

Vincenzo Brancaleone

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)