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Academic Editors

The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for the PeerJ journal. 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.

Sabine Bahn

Director of the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research at Cambridge University. Practising clinician (with an Honorary Consultant position in General Adult Psychiatry at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge). Co-founder of Psynova Neurotech Ltd. Professor for Tranlational Neuroscience at Erasmus University Medical Centre, Department of Neuroscience, Rotterdam.

Guihua Bai

Professor of Plant Genetics and Breeding, Kansas State University and Director of USDA Central Small Grain Genotyping Center. Editor of the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. Recipient of the 2006 Friendship Award from China and 2012 Tengtou Agricultural Science Award.

Joe Bailey

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. My lab focuses on: 1) the factors that influence patterns of biodiversity with a specific focus on plant genetic variation, genotypic diveristy, and phylogenetic diversity. 2) The impacts of plant genetic variation and genotypic diversity on associated biodiversity and ecosystem function. Recipient of the Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Rising Star Leadership Fellow.

MK Balasubramanian

Principal Investigator and Deputy Director of Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore. Member of the editorial boards of Cytoskeleton, eLife, and Faculty of 1000. Winner of the National Science Medal Singapore.

Uttam Chand Banerjee

Professor and Head of Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. Recipient of several awards including the 2008 Innocentive Challenge award “Bitterness in Food Products”, the 2005 Punjab Ratan Award, the 2002 ‘Shield for Process Technology’ by the Council of Scientific and industrial Research, New Delhi. Editorial Board member of several journals.

Marco Baralle

Areas of expertise are the investigation of RNA binding proteins, RNA structure, and their influence on alternative splicing processes with particular emphasis on neurological pathological pre-mRNA processing as well as splicing and evolution. In addition as part of the Biotechnology Develpoment Group I also work on innovative technologies for the production of Biosimilars.

Jason David Barbour

Dr. Barbour directs the Immunology and Genetics Laboratory, University of Hawaii Medical School. His focus is immunologic and genetic basis for elevated immune inflammation during HIV infection, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Barbour holds a PhD in Bioinformatics from UCSF, and served as Associate Professor at UCSF until his recruitment to Hawaii in 2011. Dr. Barbour's laboratory uses functional, high dimensional flow cytometry, and next generation sequencing and bioinformatic tools.

Anthony D. Barnosky

Professor of Integrative Biology, Curator at Museum of Paleontology, Research Paleoecologist at Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California-Berkeley. Editorial Board of PLoS Biology.

Jean-Claude Baron

MD, DSc, FMedSci; Neurology and Medical Physics training; research fellow, Harvard University 1976, training in novel brain imaging methods incl. PET; then head of neuroscience at CEA imaging centre, Orsay; Director of INSERM at Caen University, France; Professor of Stroke Medicine, Cambridge University, UK; since 2010 also Deputy Director, INSERM Centre for Neurosciences and Psychiatry, Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris. Main interests: brain imaging in cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Simon Baron-Cohen

Director, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University

Robert C. Bast

Vice President for Translational Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Harry Carothers Wiess Distinguished University Chair for Cancer Research, Rosalind Franklin Award for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance; Award for Excellence in Gynecologic Oncology, International Gynecologic Cancer Society.

Ugo Bastolla

I got my PhD in Physics at Rome University, working with Luca Peliti and Giorgio Parisi on biologically inspired problems: evolutionary models and Boolean networks. Since then, I have always been interested in computational biology: Protein folding, Stability and population biology constraints in protein evolution, Conformation changes in proteins, Structural evolution of proteins, Theoretical ecology, Ecological interactions among microorganisms.

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