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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Rita Grandori

Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. Adjunct Professor of Protein Science at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

Melissa M Grant

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Co-lead for the Periodontal Research Group (PRG)

Melissa graduated in 1997 with a BSc in Biochemistry and immediately took up a CASE Award (Du Pont) PhD in the laboratories of Dr Dennis Briggs, studying enzymes involved in the germination of wheat grain. These enzymes would ultimately be exploited in the improvement of animal feeds and in bread baking, allowing bread to rise more and yield a ‘fluffier’ loaf.

She was introduced to the field of proteomic research at the end of her PhD and subsequently went on to set up the proteomic laboratory of Prof Helen Griffiths at Aston University. Leading on from her interests in nutrition Melissa investigated the effects of vitamins C, E and folate on human health and disease, including cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart diseases. She analysed both human plasma samples and cell culture derived samples, generating a number of papers during this post doctoral research.

In 2005 she joined the School of Dentistry's Periodontal Research Group at the University of Birmingham as lead postdoctoral fellow on projects to assess how micronutrients could be used to improve oral health. She was appointed as lecturer in 2011 in Biological Sciences and has office and laboratory space in both the schools of dentistry and biosciences.

Brenton Graveley

Brenton Graveley is Associate Director of the University of Connecticut Institute for Systems Genomics and the John and Donna Krenicki Professor of Genomics and Personalized Healthcare in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at UConn Health in Farmington, CT. Brent has studied RNA biology throughout his entire career. He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder with David Prescott, his graduate studies at the University of Vermont with Greg Gilmartin, and his postdoctoral studies at Harvard University with Tom Maniatis. Brent has led large components of the ENCODE and modENCODE projects, studies the mechanisms of alternative splicing using genomic, genetic, and biochemical approaches, and collaborates extensively to investigate various aspects of RNA biology.

Andrew R Gray

Consulting biostatistician in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago. In this role, I provide biostatistical expertise to a wide range of researchers on a large number of projects. Much of this is through collaborative relationships as a co-investigator with the remainder through more informal consulting relationships. I have particular interests in obesity research, especially in pediatric populations; nuts as a functional food; respiratory epidemiology; and sun protection. Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Michael R. Green

HHMI Investigator and Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director of the Program in Gene Function and Expression at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Michael R. Green received his MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in 1981. He was awarded a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship to perform postdoctoral work at Harvard University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He became a faculty member in that department at Harvard in 1984, where he remained until he joined the Program in Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1990. He has been the recipient of the Searle Scholar Award, the Presidential Young Investigators Award, the McKnight Neuroscience Award, and in 1993 was invited to deliver a Harvey Lecture. In 1994 Dr. Green was made an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Casey S Greene

Casey is an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His lab develops deep learning methods that integrate distinct large-scale datasets to extract the rich and intrinsic information embedded in such integrated data. This approach reveals underlying principles of an organism’s genetics, its environment, and its response to that environment. Extracting this key contextual information reveals where the data’s context doesn’t fit existing models and raises the questions that a complete collection of publicly available data indicates researchers should be asking. In addition to developing deep learning methods for extracting context, a core mission of his lab is bringing these capabilities into every molecular biology lab. Before starting the Integrative Genomics Lab in 2012, Casey earned his Ph.D. for his study of gene-gene interactions in the field of computational genetics from Dartmouth College in 2009 and moved to the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow from 2009-2012. The overarching theme of his work has been the development and evaluation of methods that acknowledge the emergent complexity of biological systems.

Juro Gregan

- associate professor, Dept. of Genetics, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
- group leader, MFPL, Dept. of Chromosome Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
- postdoctoral researcher, IMP (Research Institute of Molecular Pathology), Vienna, Austria (K. Nasmyth lab)
- postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Oxford, Oxford, UK (S. Kearsey lab)
- PhD study, Dept.of Microbiology and Genetics, Univ. of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (R. Schweyen lab)

Andrew P Grieshop

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University.

Research interests include the sources and evolution of atmospheric aerosols, characterization of in-use emissions from mobile and stationary combustion sources, linkages between air pollution emissions and climate change, air pollution exposure assessment, technical policy analysis of the environmental impacts of energy systems, and energy and environment in developing countries.

Simon C Griffith

I work on a number of evolutionary and ecological questions with a number of species of birds in both the field and laboratory. Captive model systems such as the Gouldian finch and zebra finch provide excellent opportunities to understand diversity in questions relating to speciation, sociality, sexual selection, and signalling. We are also interested in how Australia's extreme and highly stochastic climate influences behaviour and life history evolution.

Paul T Griffiths

NCAS-Climate researcher in atmospheric composition. Since 2009 I have been working on numerical simulation of the atmosphere, focussing on the chemistry of the troposphere. My main interests are in halogens, NOx and heterogeneous chemistry. I am also interested in model-measurement comparisons and ways to quantify and improve model treatments of atmospheric composition.

Sam Griffiths-Jones

Professor of Computational Biology, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester. Manages the miRBase database of microRNA sequences. Founded the Rfam RNA families database. Interested in RNA structure, function and evolution.

Elisabeth Grohmann

Diploma in Biochemistry, Technical University Graz, Austria
PhD in Molecular Biology, Technical University Graz, Austria
1998-2010: Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Technical University Berlin, Germany
2011-2012: Visiting researcher, University of the Basque Country, Spain
2012-2014: Professor of Microbiology, University Freiburg, Germany
From 2014: Professor of Molecular Biology, University Medical Centre Freiburg