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.
Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Department of Microbiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. President, Society for the Study of Evolution (2011-12); President, Society of Systematic Biologists (2007); President, American Genetic Association (2011). Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009); American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2009); Member, National Academy of Sciences (2015).
Reader in Virology, Cambridge University. Head of Division of Virology, Cambridge University (2003-2010)
Professor and Head of the Evolutionary Ecology Department at the Institute of Ecology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Anja Ehrhardt studied biology at the Universities Göttingen and Hamburg in Germany and performed her PhD thesis at the Fraunhofer Insitute of Toxicology and Aerosol Research in Germany. From 1999-2005 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University focusing on adenovirus and gene therapy. In 2005 she bacame a group leader at the LMU Munich, Germany, and since 2011 she is a full professor and chair of Medical Microbiology at the Private University Witten/Herdecke in Germany.
Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Past-President Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
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.
Associate Professor Diann Eley is the MD Research Coordinator in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland. Her research career began as a bench scientist in reproductive physiology in the USA, Kenya and the UK but her move to Australia in late 2003 shifted her research focus to medical education, rural health and workforce. Her particular research interest is around personality and its influence on medical student and physician well being.
Prof. Abigail Elizur has joined the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2004, and previously worked at the Queensland Department of Primary Industries where she held a Principal Fisheries Biologist position at the Bribie Island Research Centre since 1999. Prior to that Elizur has been heading the Fish Reproduction Department at the National Center for Mariculture, in Eilat, Israel (1990-1999). Before entering the world of aquaculture, Elizur worked on Drosophila developmental genetics (Post Doctoral position, Adelaide University, 1989-1990, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Canberra, 9787-1988), and sheep blow fly genetics (PhD student, ANU, 1984-1987). She has done her MSc also at ANU, and her undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she majored in Biology.
Prof. Elizur’s major research is focused on the application of biotechnology to aquaculture.
Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Forest and Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachuestts; Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Monographs; Presidential Faculty Fellow (US National Science Foundation), Eminent Ecologist (Kellogg Biological Station), Distinguished Visiting Professor (University of Miami), Distinguished Ecologist (Michigan Technical University), Ledermann Lecturer in Natural History and Cosnervation Biology (University of Rhode Island), Fellow (Ecological Society of America)
Chris Elphick earned his PhD from the University of Nevada - Reno, for his work on the ecology and conservation of wetland birds in California's rice fields. More recently, he has worked on the population dynamics and management of several species of endangered waterbirds, and on the ecology and conservation of saltmarsh birds.
My work considers mtDNA disease through the prism of evolution, applying a number of techniques to develop methods to identify pathogenic mtDNA mutations. I also work on the role of mtDNA population variation in common disease, inclusive of projects centred round a single disease and method development. Others papers centre on fundamentals of mitochondrial genetics including inheritance and the selective forces that have shaped mtDNA variation in modern human populations.