Advisory Board and Editors Plant Science

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Julia Kehr

Professor Hamburg University, Germany
Professor Politechnic University Madrid, Spain
Group Leader Max Planck Institute Potsdam, Germany

Shahryar F. Kianian

Research Leader, USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory. Previously, Professor of genetics and plant improvement, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University. Faculty of Cellular & Molecular Biology and Genomics interdisciplinary programs. Recipient of 2002 Yaggie Excellence in Research Award, 1989 Withaker Prize, and 1984 Gerard Award.

Stanislav Kopriva

Professor for Plant Biochemistry at University of Cologne

Anna-Liisa Laine

Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki. Currently appointed as Academy Research Fellow. PI in Centre of Excellence in Research on Metapopulation Biology. Academic editor for PLOS ONE and member the editorial board of Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

Blanca B. Landa


Ph.D. Agricultural Engineer, Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, CSIC, and University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain. July, 1999.


Population biology and biogeography of soilborne pathogens and biocontrol angents in the rhizosphere. Integrated control of plant pathogens; Rhizosphere microbial ecology; Biocontrol; Molecular diagnosis; Metagenomic analysis of microbial populations.

Gerard R. Lazo

Geneticist with the Crop Improvement and Genetics Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA, USA.

Xin Li

Professor of plant immunity with over twenty years of research experience in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions.

Charlotte Lindqvist

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo 2010-present; Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate, University of Oslo 2003-2008; PhD, University of Copenhagen 2003.

L.Maria Lois

Current position: Group leader at CRAG
Research: Role of SUMO in Plant Development
2008- :Assistant Professor, Spanish Research Council CSIC.
2004 2008: RyC Research Associate, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
2003- 2004: Postdoctoral associate, MSKCC, N.Y., USA.
2002- 2003: Postdoctoral associate, WMC of Cornell University, N.Y., USA.
1999- 2002: Postdoctoral fellow, The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y., USA.
1999: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Barcelona.

Ann E. Loraine

I am an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte. Through a combination of ability and good fortune, I run a plant-focused experimental biology lab and software-focused research group based at the North Carolina Research Campus. As an Editor for PeerJ, I believe strongly that if your results are correct and well-supported, then they should be published. No-one can know in advance which results are significant and important, least of all myself. However, if your results resonate with me and my interests, it will be easier for me to become your enthusiastic advocate in the publication process. Good luck and thank you for entrusting your work to PeerJ.

Christopher J Lortie

I am an integrative scientist with expertise in community theory, sociology, and quantitative methods. Collaboration and building networks allows me to do the broadest possible research both conceptually and internationally. As such, my empirical research involves biogeographical comparisons of all community dynamics with particular emphasis on academia. I am creative and love to apply my skills to new challenges.