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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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

Ueli Grossniklaus

Professor of Plant Developmental Genetics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Plant Biology of the University of Zurich. Co-leader of the University Research Priority Program "Evolution in Action: from Genomes to Ecosystems". Past-President of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center. Recipient of the various fellowships, the Amerbach Award, a Searle Scholarship, and Awardee of an ERC Advanced Grant. Elected member of EMBO and the German Academy of Science Leopoldina.

Yosef Gruenbaum

Professor of Genetics and is currently the Chair of the Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University. Member of Faculty 1000 and has served on the editorial board of several journals.

Research Fields:
Lamins and their associated proteins in health and disease The roles of the nuclear lamina in development and aging The role of the nuclear envelope in apoptosis Molecular and genetic analysis of matefin/SUN-1 The sensing and responding to high CO2 levels.

Niklaus J Grünwald

Research Plant Pathologist at the Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory (USDA ARS). Interested in epidemiology, genetics and evolution of exotic and reemerging plant pathogens in the genus Phytophthora.