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.

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.

Lilia M Iakoucheva

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, USA. Currently investigates the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diseases using genomic and systems biology approaches.

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)

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.

Gwyneth C Ingram

CNRS Research Director and group leader in the Laboratory of Plant Reproduction and Development at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. Royal Society of London University Research Fellow, then lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, UK from 2000-2010.

Victoria Interrante

Research focus: applying insights from visual perception and cognition to the development of more effective virtual reality experiences and the more effective visual communication of complex information. Enjoys numerous collaborations, with colleagues from architectural design and neuropsychology to engineering and medicine. Recipient of 1999 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers; co-EIC of ACM Transactions on Applied Perception; program co-chair IEEE Virtual Reality 2015.

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.

Rutsuko Ito

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Toronto at Scarborough. Past recipient of Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship at Oxford University. PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience, Cambridge University. Guest Associate Editor & Reviewing Editor at Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience.

Lakshminarayan M Iyer

I received my PhD in plant virology and pursue problems in evolutionary biology. My primary research contributions and interests are in the fields of protein evolution and classification, genome evolution, protein biochemistry and functional predictions, and organismal biology.

Main areas of research:
* Protein evolution and classification.
Identifying trends in genome evolution.
* Prediction of novel biochemical activities and biological functions of proteins.
* Using comparative sequence and genome analysis to make inferences on organismal biology
* Understanding the forces of evolution that shape protein domain diversity.

Jose MG Izarzugaza

Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). As a senior scientist in Prof. Søren Brunak's group at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS), I have a profound interest in different aspects of next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis. This covers a broad spectrum of scenarios and applications. Actively involved in the Genome Denmark initiative, with two main goals: to assemble and annotate the first draft of the Danish reference genome and to identify viruses driving cancer. Other current projects include the prediction of the pathogenicity of mutations in the protein kinase superfamily for the TCGA/ICGC Pancancer initiative.

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