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Advisory Board and Editors Infectious Diseases

Christian L. Althaus

SNSF Ambizione Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus' research is focused on modeling the dynamics of infectious diseases within and between hosts. He is a co-founder of the Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics (SMIDDY).

Zandrea Ambrose

Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Graduate Program in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Co-Director of the Imaging Core of the Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions. Research Affiliate, Washington National Primate Research Center.

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.

Bernard W Beall

Head of Streptococcus Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory DIseases. Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Erika M Braga

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.

Dee A. Carter

Associate Professor in Microbiology, University of Sydney. Managing Editor of Australasian Mycologist. Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. Recipient of the 2010 The Merck Sharp & Dohme ASM Mycology Award.

Keith A Crandall

Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Past Chair of the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University. PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.

Daniel J. Diekema

Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. President Elect of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Jonathan A. Eisen

Full Professor, University of California, Davis (Depts. of ‘Medical Microbiology and Immunology’ and ‘Evolution and Ecology)’ and Adjunct Scientist DOE Joint Genome Institute. Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Science, 2011. Chair of the Advisory Board for PLoS Biology. Elected Member of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Suzanne M.J. Fleiszig

Professor, University of California, Berkeley. Programs in Optometry, Vision Science, Infectious Disease and Immunity, and Microbiology. Vice President, Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society. Former President, International Society for Contact Lens Research. Councillor, American Society for Microbiology. Recipient of the 2005 Glenn A. Fry Award and the 2010 Korb Award. Editorial Boards: PLoS ONE, Infection & Immunity, and Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science.

Shou-Jiang (SJ) Gao

Professor of Molecular Microbiology and immunology at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

Delia Goletti

Delia Goletti MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases specialist. In 1992 she joined the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institutes of Health (chief Dr Fauci) working on HIV pathogenesis. In 1999 she joined the National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome. She has clinical duties on the tuberculosis (TB) clinic and responsibility of the Translational Research Unit where she works on TB pathogenesis, TB immunodiagnostic tests and impact of Heminths infection on HIV and TB disease.