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. We will continue to add to the board of Academic Editors and are seeking qualified and diverse academics who share our vision.

Amanda E Bates

The global redistribution of species is leading to large-scale community change. Gaining a process-based understanding for what factors create species and community resilience under environmental variability is an important research objective for our time. My research aims to address this theme by linking physiological thresholds of organisms to the environment they experience to quantify changes in species distributions, the outcome of species interactions, and community patterns. My approach is to link spatial and temporal trends in abiotic variables at biologically relevant scales using standardized experimental protocols, complementary laboratory and field approaches, meta-analytic approaches, and modern statistical tools.

Renu Batra-Safferling

Group Leader, Structural Biochemistry in Institute of Complex Systems (ICS-6) in Research Centre Juelich, Germany. Postdoctoral scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany (1996-1999) and at Columbia University, New York, USA (1999-2002). Primary focus of my research is to understand the structure-function relationships of soluble and membrane proteins of biological importance.

Anaïs Baudot

I'm a Systems Biologist with a background in Biology, Genetics and Bioinformatics. I hold a PhD from the Aix-Marseille University. After a Post-Doc in the CNIO (Madrid, Spain), I got a CNRS Researcher position in 2010. I'm working since then in the Marseille Institute of Mathematics (CNRS-AMU). I'm interested in -omics studies (interactomes), Networks (partitioning, boolean modelling), and questions related to human diseases, in particular complex diseases, cancers and comorbidities.

Isabel Bäurle

Isabel Bäurle is an Assistant Professor at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Her current interests range from transcriptional memory in response to environmental stress to transposon and RNA silencing. Having previously worked on plant stem cells and flowering time, she has a background in plant developmental genetics, molecular biology and epigenetics.

Edward A. Bayer

Professor, Wishner Chair of Bio-organic Chemistry. Early development of avidin-biotin technology. Co-discoverer of the cellulosome concept. Editor/Editoral Board: Biotechnology Advances, Biotechnology for Biofuels, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology. Member of Scientific Advisory Board, US-DOE BioEnergy Science Center (BESC). Sarstedt Research Award, The Ulitzky Prize, Fellowship of the American Academy of Microbiology and European Academy of Microgiology.

Bernard W Beall

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Due to time constraints will only handle papers with primary focus (from a variety of angles) on the genus Streptococcus.

University of Missouri-KC, B.S., 1977-1982, Biology
University of Missouri-KC, M.S., 1982-1985, Staphylococcal genetics
University of KS Med Ctr. ,Ph.D.,1985-1990 Bacterial cell division
University of KS Med Ctr., Post-Doc,1990-1991 Bacillus septation
Emory University, Post-Doc, 1990-1993 Bacillus sporulation

Ph.D. Thesis: 1990. Cloning and characterization of the Bacillus subtilis homologs of the Escherichia coli cell division genes ftsZ and ftsA, and another gene affecting septation, dds. BW Beall. University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology.

Positions, Employment.
1990-1991: Postdoc, University of Kansas, Dept of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, and Immunology.
1991-1993: Postdoc, Emory University, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
1993-2004: Staff Scientist, Respiratory Diseases Branch, CDC/National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Atlanta, GA
1/2005- present: Chief, Streptococcus Lab, CDC/National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Atlanta, GA

Andrea Becchetti

Andrea Becchetti received his academic degrees at the University of Milan. He then spent research sojourns at the University of Florence, the Emory University (USA), the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) and the International School for Advanced Studies, in Trieste (IT). His research concerns the cholinergic and orexin modulation of synaptic transmission in the prefrontal cortex, the pathogenesis of sleep-related epilepsy and the role of ion channels in cell adhesion and differentiation.

Cristina Becchio

Cristina is Associate Professor at the Psychology Department, University of Turin, and Senior Researcher at the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova. After studying philosophy at the University of Turin, in 2001 she joined a PhD Program in Cognitive Science. She became researcher at the University of Turin in 2006. She is interested in the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying motor cognition.

Jürgen C Becker

Jürgen C. Becker is Professor of Dermatology at the Meduni Graz, Austria. He received his MD from the Medical School Hanover and his PhD in Immunology from the Open University, London. His research interests include the characterisation of cellular und humoral immune responses in the setting of neoplastic diseases; genetic and epigenetic aberrations in cancer; as well as therapeutic interventions to treat cancer.

Gerrit T.S. Beemster

Professor of Biology at the University of Antwerp. Member of the Flemish Science Foundation review board. Editor of the journals Journal of Plant Research, Frontiers in Plant Science and PLOS ONE

Peter Beerli

Professor in Scientific Computing; Training as an evolutionary biologist working with water frogs in the Mediterranean Sea; Distributor of the Bayesian population genetics inference program MIGRATE. Interested in computational biology, in particular in computational population genetics and phylogenetics

Yehezkel Ben-Ari

Professor of Neurobiology and Founder of INMED (Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée), INSERM U901, Marseille, France. Recepient of many awards  inlcuding the European and American Epilepsy awards, the French Biomedical research award and the Gagna van Heck Belgian Award.

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