Academic Editors

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. Learn more about becoming an Editor.

Jane C. Deng

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine.

Elizabeth S. Dennis

CSIRO Fellow. Distinguished professor, University of technology, Sydney, Past Chairman of the Multinational Arabidopsis Genome Project. Past President of the Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, winner Prime Minister's prize for Science.

José G B Derraik

Dr José Derraik was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), but moved to New Zealand in 1995. José has a very broad academic background, with a BSc and MSc in Ecology from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Otago). His MSc examined invertebrate biodiversity in human-modified habitats. His PhD focused on vector ecology, more precisely on mosquitoes in New Zealand and how the threat of a mosquito-borne disease outbreak has been affected by ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. José then worked as a Senior Advisor for MAF Biosecurity NZ, where he provided expert advice to the NZ government on biosecurity threats to human health.

In 2008, José joined the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) where he has been working on paediatric research, as well as on a number of clinical trials in adolescents and adults at risk of metabolic disease. His research focuses primarily on the long-term effects of early life events (such as preterm or post-term birth) in childhood. However, José has recently been appointed as an honorary research associate at Uppsala University in Sweden, where alongside his Swedish colleagues he has been examining also the long-term effects of early life events in adulthood.

Lastly, José is currently involved in a large multi-institutional project (A Better Start) in New Zealand, with a leading role in a number of studies aiming to predict, prevent, and mitigate childhood obesity in the country.

Robert J. Deschenes

Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Fred Wright Professor of Cancer Biology

Radhika Desikan

Lecturer in Plant Sciences in the Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London.

Christophe Dessimoz

Lecturer at University College London (UCL) on a joint appointment between the Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment and the Department of Computer Science.

Michael Diamond

Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine (USA) and the Co-Director of the Midwest Regional Center for Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research.

Jiajie Diao

Jiajie Diao is a researcher in the Cancer Biology Department, College of Medicine.

He has an interest in Membrane Biophysics (Single-vesicle study of SNARE-mediated membrane fusion; Single-molecule analysis of protein conformational change in membrane environment;Membrane property change induced by protein) and Nanotechnology (Nanoparticle structures for biomedical detection).

William A. DiMichele

Curator and Research Paleontologist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC USA. Editorial board member: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Journal of Paleontology, Palaios. Former Editor, Paleobiology. Recipient of Geological Society of America Gilbert Cady Award in Coal Geology. Fellow of the Paleontological Society and Geological Society of America.

Rumiana Dimova

Group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces since 2005
PhD in Biophysics from Bordeaux University
Awarded the Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics in 2014
Research interests: mechanical, rheological and electrical properties of membranes, colloidal interactions, molecular crowding

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