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.

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.

Asa Ben-Hur

My lab specializes in applications of machine learning in bioinformatics. We are developing methods for predicting protein function and interactions, and are studying the process of alternative splicing in plants

Giovanni Benelli

My research focuses on behavioral ecology and biological control. I have published more than 300 papers in international journals with impact factor. I cooperate with more than 80 researchers on various research projects, including FP7 Collective Cognitive Robots and H2020 subCULTron.

I serve as Academic Editor/Executive Editorial Board Member for PeerJ, Acta Tropica, Parasitology Research, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, BioMed Research International, Journal of Cluster Science, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Current Organic Chemistry, Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (SI: GREEN-NANO-PEST&DRUGS), Entomologia Generalis, and others.

Marina Bentivoglio

Marina Bentivoglio is Professor of Histology at the University of Verona, Italy. She graduated in Medicine at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy, where she also did her residency in Neurology. After her training in clinical neurology and in neuropathology, she has focused on experimental approaches to the neurobiology of disease. Her research focuses on neural-immune interactions in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions, aging, sleep disorders. She has published over 185 scientific articles and 50 chapters in books.
She served as Secretary General of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and as President of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS) and in Committees of the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). She serves in the Council of the Rita Levi-Montalcini Foundation for the education of African women, and in the “Neurobiology Educational Task Force” of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE). She is a member of the Academia Europaea, foreign member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Argentina, and other scientific academies. She is actively engaged in the training of young investigators and in activities to foster international cooperation in the neurological sciences, with special reference to countries with limited resources. She has participated as lecturer/instructor in numerous courses and schools in neuroscience in Europe, Africa, Latin America.

George E Bentley

Professor of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience.
Director, UC Berkeley Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology and Reproduction. Editorial Board of Domestic Animal Endocrinology, Frontiers in Systems and Integrative Pharmacology, Frontiers in Endocrinology

Søren M Bentzen

Professor, Director of the Division of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland - Baltimore. Adjunct professor University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 20+ awards and honors incl. ESTRO Gold Medal, MD Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award, Honorary Life member Assoc. of Radiation Oncologists of India & Belgian Soc. for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. 370+ publications, H-index 62 Web of Science.

Rebecca L Berdeaux

Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Member of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences program (UT Houston). Expertise in kinase-mediated cell signaling, transcriptional regulation, skeletal muscle and hepatic metabolism and muscle regeneration.

Joanne Berghout

Dr. Berghout received her PhD in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal, QC where she researched the genetics of complex traits and susceptibility to infectious disease in humans and mouse models. Following that, she spent three years as the Outreach Coordinator for the Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) database in Bar Harbor, ME. There, she trained researchers in genetics, genomics, data structures and data mining to answer biological questions, and worked closely with other members of the MGI group to develop and optimize the MGI resource. Now her research interests include genetics of all kinds, personalized medicine, big data, and scientific communication. She is currently pursuing projects in precision medicine for analysis of transcriptome data from patients with rare lung diseases (Sarcoidosis, Coccidiomycosis), and integrative network analysis of complex traits including Alzheimer's Disease. She is currently appointed at the University of Arizona's Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics (CB2) and The Center for Genetics and Genomic Medicine (TCG2M) in Tucson, AZ.

Maurizio Bertollo

Maurizio Bertollo is Associate Professor of Motor Behaviour and Sport Psychology at “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara. He is affiliated with the Dept of Medicine and Aging Sciences, & currently serves as Vice-Director of the Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics (BIND) Center.

Maurizio received his bachelor in Physical Education and Human Movement Science, followed by a master degree in Education (Pedagogy), a master degree in Psychology, and a doctoral degree in Sport Sciences. He also holds specializations in psychotherapy, developmental and learning disabilities, and sport psychology. Currently, he is a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist within the “Ordine Nazionale Psicologi” and member of the FEPSAC Managing council.

He has worked as a scientific consultant, psychologist, and/or coach for many Italian sports clubs, federations (e.g., Modern Pentathlon, Triathlon, Swimming, Rink Hockey, Soccer, Cycling, Track and Field, and Shooting) and for the National Olympic committee. Before moving to the University, he was also PE teacher, School Psychologist and Headmaster.

His research activity focuses on the processes and mechanisms underlying the development, maintenance and improvement of human motor behaviour and performance. Current research interests include Bio-psycho-physiological state underpinning performance, Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning, Stress recovery-balance in sport, Psychophysiological monitoring & intervention in sport.

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