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.

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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.

Dr. Iakoucheva’s research focuses on understanding of the molecular basis of autism and schizophrenia using systems biology approaches. The aim is to discover functional protein interaction networks connecting seemingly unrelated candidate genes for psychiatric diseases. Dr. Iakoucheva’s lab is building comprehensive protein-protein interaction networks for autism and schizophrenia candidate genes and their splicing isoforms. In addition, they are integrating gene expression data with our experimentally derived networks to understand spatio-temporal dynamics of protein interactions in the brain. Their immediate goal is to investigate perturbations of the disease networks by the Copy Number Variants (CNVs) and protein-damaging Single Nucleotide Variants (SNVs) identified in the patients using the Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) studies. Additionally, they are interested in interpreting non-coding genetic variation with relevance to psychiatric diseases. They are investigating functional impact of UTR, promoter and splice site mutations identified in the Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) studies of autism and schizophrenia using in vitro cellular systems.

Hiroshi Ichikawa

Dr. Hiroshi Ichikawa is a former principal scientist of Research and Development Center for Global Change (RCGC), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). He completed his Dr.Sci. degree at Kyoto University in 1978. He studied on the physical oceanography and fisheries oceanography as a faculty member of the department of fisheries sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan, in 1979-2005,and a senior or principal scientist of JAMSTEC in 2005-2015. Subject of his research are the Kuroshio variability and air-sea interaction processes by observations.

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).

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.

Karin Ingold

Karin Ingold is Professor of Policy Analysis and Environmental Govenrance. Her main area of Research is climate Change Adaptation and mitigation as well as politics dealing with question of water Quality and quantity. She applies social Network Analysis and other quantitative and qualitative methods in her Research.

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

Professor Interrante is a recipient of the 1999 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, "the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers", and a 2001-2003 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship from the University of Minnesota.

She co-founded and served as the first general co-chair of the ACM/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception, and is currently serving as co-editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, as well as on the editorial boards of several other leading journals including the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

Prof. Interrante is currently a member of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, for which she also served as co-General Chair in 2014 and co-Program Chair in 2015-2017. In recent years, she has also served as the co-General Chair of EuroVR 2017, and as co-Program Chair of the 2010 Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EGVE, EuroVR and VEC, and the 2008 Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics, as well as chair of the technical track on Graphics, Animation and Gaming at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Interrante is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences and the Graduate Program in Human Factors.

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.

Dr Md Monirul Islam

Dr. Islam has a distinguished academic background. He obtained his BSc in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and did his Masters in Civil Engineering and PhD at the Graduate School of Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology under the Japanese Government Monbusho Scholarship in Remote Sensing and GIS on Environmental Hazard.

His activities are focused on remote sensing and GIS techniques for oceanography, marine hydrodynamics, water quality modeling, environmental hazards such as flood hazard assessment, etc. Dr Islam has also focused on the study of ocean color monitoring, sea surface temperature and Lake Water quality monitoring by using satellite remote sensing data and the integration of remote sensing data with mathematical modeling. Dr Islam has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences proceedings and he is the author of several technical reports. He also developed multi hazard maps, arsenic risk maps, flood hazard maps, land development maps and risk assessment techniques for flood hazards for Bangladesh as well as water quality monitoring for case II water by using remote sensing and GIS. He is the Editor in Chief of IUBAT Reviews and a peer reviewer for many international journals.

Rutsuko Ito

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience, Cambridge University

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.

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