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.
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.
Research Entomologist and Curator of Hymenoptera, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Primary research interests: Evolution of bees, ants, and other insects. Associate Editor: Insect Conservation and Diversity. Editorial Board: Insect Systematics and Evolution, Systematic Biology.
Erika Braga has a BA in Biology and a Ph.D in Parasitology from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, where she is a Professor of Parasitology. Coordinator of Parasitology Post-graduate Program (UFMG). Head of Malaria Laboratory at UFMG. Her research is focused on two distinct approaches: study of immune response in human malaria and study of avian malaria in wild birds. Academic Editor of PLOS ONE.
Vania Braga's research interests include understanding the signalling pathways required for epithelial specification and how these processes are subverted during diseases and tumour progression. She is Deputy-Head of the Molecular Medicine Section, and was appointed Campus Director for the Faculty of Medicine (2012-2015). Dr. Braga participates in a number of editorial boards, review panels and grant committees in Europe.
Inserm Researcher in the field of Cardiovascular Research, currently focusing on therapeutic angiogenesis with polymer-based targeted growth factor delivery.
PhD in Tumor Biology (Pr Yihai Cao, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), and expertise in Adipose tissue angiogenesis. Postdoc at UCLA (Pr Lily Wu) in molecular imaging and tumor lymphangiogenesis field.
Member of European Vascular Biology Organisation, French society for Cardiovascular Research, French society for Angiogenesis Research.
Paolo Brambilla is medical doctor, specialist in psychiatry, PhD in neuroscience. He has been research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Texas at San Antonio and adjunct Assist. Prof. of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. Since 2004 Dr. Brambilla is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Udine, Italy. He co-authored more than 140 scientific peer-reviewed papers. His current lifetime h-index is 35.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Our lab is working to understand the basic biology and pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis as a step toward developing new tuberculosis control and prevention strategies.
PhD in Pharmacology King's College London
PDRA Developmental biology UCL
Own lab QMUL 2000.
Lab focuses on genetics of behavioural disease using zebrafish as a model system.
Professor in Bioinformatics and Genomics, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar. Awards include BC Innovation and Science Council YI, Canadian Society of Microbiologists Fisher Award, Women's Executive Network - Canada's Top 100 Women, TR100 award from MIT.
I was awarded my PhD in Psychology from Warwick University in 2003. My PhD topic was language and memory in Williams syndrome. I then completed a short post-doc at Bristol Uni investigating similar issues in Down syndrome, followed by a post-doc at Oxford investigating eye-movements in autism. Since 2007 I have been a research fellow at Macquarie University. My current research uses magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate the neural basis of language and auditory processing in autism.
Staff Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley. Associate Editor: Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. Editorial Board: Microbiome.