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.
Melanie Blokesch holds a PhD degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. After a postdoctoral stay at Stanford University (USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology) from 2005-2009 she joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2009.
A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor; Director, Hormone Research Institute; and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Serves on the Science Translational Medicine advisory board and founding Director, Immune Tolerance Network. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bluestone has spent over 30 years working as an immunologist interested in immune tolerance as it relates to autoimmunity and organ transplantation.
2013- Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
2006-13 Lecturer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
2001-06 Junior Group Leader Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany
2000-01 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany
1996 PhD, University of Genova, Italy and Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
1989 Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy
Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science and Prof. of Biology, University of Washington, Director for Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels and the Wildlife Conservation Society Magellanic Penguin Project, and Adjunct Curator of Ornithology, Burke Museum. Recipient of 2012 Ocean Conservation Award Aquarium of the Pacific, 2010 Nature Conservancy of Washington Environmental Hero, 2009 Annual Heinz Award for the Environment. Former President of the Society of Conservation Biology.
Associate Scientist, Childrens' Hospital Oakland Research Institute. Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.
At CHORI, we use genomic strategies to investigate the role of genetic and epigenetic variation in the regulatory domain of the genome, with an interest in both human disease and evolution. The two main areas of interest of the lab are:The evolutionary biology and potential contribution to human disease of components of the epigenome. And, annotating the regulatory elements of the human genome using a combination of comparative analysis of sequenced vertebrate genomes and public epigenomic datasets.
Obtained her PhD degree in the University of Paris VII in 1993, and trained as a post-doc in Prof. John Dick’s group in Toronto. In 1998, she became Group Leader at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 2001, she joined the London Research Institute. Since 2002, she is also Professor, University College of London and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.
Interested in: Perception and action - Affordances - Social and relational affordances; Language grounding in sensorimotor processes; Impact of language on categorization and sense of body; Categorization and conceptualization. Using mostly experimental laboratory methods (behavioral and kinematics studies), but also computer simulations (neural networks).
Personal Chair in Electron Microscopy and Image Processing, of Biological Complexes, at the University of Edinburgh
Tom Bourne is visiting Professor at KU Leuven Belgium and Imperial College London. He is a consultant gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London. He has published over 230 papers in international journals. His current research relates to diagnostics in gynaecology, early pregnancy complications, embryonic growth, and the diagnosis of ovarian and endometrial cancer. His H-index is 45
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Univeristy of Montpellier. Former Director of the INSERM Laboratory for the Immunopathology of Asthma & former chairman of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Founder & Chairman of ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis & its Impact on Asthma). Chairman of the WHO Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD). Former President of the Societé Française dAllergologie et dImmunologie Clinique. Former EiC of the journal Allergy.
Senior Lecturer for the Department of Medical Virology, blood borne virus division, at the University of Pretoria and Senior Medical Scientist for the National Health Laboratory System, Tshwane Academic Division. Responsibilities involve teaching and training, research and the provision of a viral diagnostic service to the public and private sector.
Laura Boykin is a Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. She is interested in using genomic data to answer real-world problems. Specifically she is interested in invasive species, particularly Bemisia tabaci (whiteflies). Other areas of interest are: comparative genomics, phylogenetic analyses (of DNA sequences) and also high performance computing. Combining all of the above to help smallholder famers in Africa is her ultimate goal. She was recently named a TED 2015 and presented her work on cassava whitefly at TED in Vancouver.