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Academic Editors

The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for the PeerJ journal. 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.

Marco Iacoboni

I am a neurologist and systems neuroscientist originally from Rome. I am interested in perception-action coupling. My interest in perception-action coupling led me to the study, among other things, of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons led me to study human imitation, empathy, and more generally what is called social cognition. As a neurologist, however, I also have a strong interest in the neurobiological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric conditions and how to intervene on those mechanisms.

Jeffrey R. Idle

Visiting professor and research fellow, University of Bern, Switzerland; consultant and scientific contractor, Laboratory of Metabolism, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA.

Yasuyuki I. Igarashi

Professor of Graduate School of Advanced Life Science of Hokkaido University. Director of Frontier Research Center for Post-genome Science and Technology. Editorial board member of BBA and Biol. Chem. Chair of 2012 Gordon Research Conference of Sphingolipid and Glycolipid Biology (Italy) and 2013 FASEB Summer Research Conference of Lysophospholipid (Japan).

Chrysanthy Ikonomidou

Professor for Pediatric Neurology at the University of Wisconsin Madison with previous appointments at the Humboldt University Berlin and Technical University Dresden, Germany. Recipient of the Ernst-Wiethoff prize (2000) and the Michael Prize for Epilepsy (2009)

Hiroyuki Imachi

Senior Scientist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

Carmen Infante-Duarte

Head of Experimental Neuroimmunology research group at the Clinical and Experimental Research Center (ECRC), Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. Member of the Academy Editorial Board of PLOS ONE.

Akio Inui

Prof. Akio Inui is the chairman of the department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Kagoshima University Graduate School, Kagoshima Japan. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Kobe University. He is recognized for his studies in elucidating the role of gut-brain peptides such as ghrelin, and his efforts are now focused on the translational research for better understanding and management of human behavioral disorders, including obesity, cancer cachexia, and eating disorders.

Yoh Iwasa

Professor of Biology and Director at the Institute for Advanced Study Kyushu University. Chief Editor of Journal of Theoretical Biology. Recipient of 2003 Motoo Kimura prize, and 2003 Ecological Society of Japan prize. Former president of Ecological Society of Japan, Society for Evolutionary Studies Japan, and Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology.

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