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Advisory Board and Editors Genetics

Mark G.M. Aarts

Associate Professor of Genetics, Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University.

David B Allison

Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science, Director of Office of Energetics, and Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center; Authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications and five books. 2012 IOM Member. 2002 ILSI Board of Trustees. Elected Fellow ASA, APA, & AAAS. 2002 Andre Mayer Award from IASO; 2009 ASN Centrum Award; 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award & 2009 TOPS Award from the Obesity Society; 2006 NSF PAESMEM Award.

William Amos

Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Department of Zoology, Cambridge University. Head of the Molecular Ecology Research Group. Former associate editor of Molecular Ecology.

Maria Anisimova

Senior research fellow and lecturer at the Computer Science Departement of ETH Zurich and Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics. Editor of BMC Evol Biol and Trends in Evol Biol. In 2012 edited a book in 2 volumes "Evolutionary Genomics: Statistical and computational methods".

Guihua Bai

Professor of Plant Genetics and Breeding, Kansas State University and Director of USDA Central Small Grain Genotyping Center. Editor of the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. Recipient of the 2006 Friendship Award from China and 2012 Tengtou Agricultural Science Award.

Joe Bailey

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. My lab focuses on: 1) the factors that influence patterns of biodiversity with a specific focus on plant genetic variation, genotypic diveristy, and phylogenetic diversity. 2) The impacts of plant genetic variation and genotypic diversity on associated biodiversity and ecosystem function. Recipient of the Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Rising Star Leadership Fellow.

MK Balasubramanian

Principal Investigator and Deputy Director of Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore. Member of the editorial boards of Cytoskeleton, eLife, and Faculty of 1000. Winner of the National Science Medal Singapore.

Jason David Barbour

Dr. Barbour directs the Immunology and Genetics Laboratory, University of Hawaii Medical School. His focus is immunologic and genetic basis for elevated immune inflammation during HIV infection, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Barbour holds a PhD in Bioinformatics from UCSF, and served as Associate Professor at UCSF until his recruitment to Hawaii in 2011. Dr. Barbour's laboratory uses functional, high dimensional flow cytometry, and next generation sequencing and bioinformatic tools.

Mark D. Biggin

1981-1985. Graduate Student, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K.
1985-1989. Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
1989-2000. Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
2000- Staff Scientist, Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA.

Fiona S. Brinkman

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, Womenís Executive Network - Canada's Top 100 Women, TR100 award from MIT.

Saverio Brogna

Lecturer and principal investigator at the School of Biosciences of the University of Birmingham, UK. Interested in eukaryotic gene expression and particularly in understanding the links between RNA processing and translation.

At present his group research focuses on understanding nonsense mediated mRNA decay (NMD) and its links with pre-mRNA splicing.

Christopher D. Brown

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.