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.

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer

Research interests include the use of image processing and machine learning techniques for medical image analysis and retrieval, imaging for radiation therapy, survival analysis for cancer, information retrieval, and statistical modeling.

Marina George Kalyuzhnaya


2000 – PhD. (Microbiology). Center for Microbiology and Biotechnology//Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
1994 – BS/ MS (Biology, Microbiology). Dnepropetrovsk State University, Department of Microbiology, Ukraine
1994 – Pre-doctoral training in “Molecular Biology, Gene Engineering and Biotechnology” M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Positions Held:
2015 - Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
2015 - Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
2013 - 2015 Visiting Scholar, SIO, University of California San Diego
2012 - 2015 Research Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
2006 - 2012 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
2001 - 2006 Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
1997 - 2002 Junior Research Scientist, G.K. Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry & Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of 1995 - 1997 Sciences Engineer-investigator, G.K. Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry & Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences

Juliane Kaminski

Senior lecturer psychology at the University of Portsmouth. Before that group leader of the group “Evolutionary Roots of Human Social Interaction” at the Max Planck Institute EVAN Germany. Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College and a member of the Experimental Psychology lab of Cambridge University.

Main research interest is the evolution of human sociality. Special interest in ToM, cooperation and communication among individuals.

Caroline M. Kane

Professor in Residence Emerita of Molecular and Cell Biology, long term work on transcript elongation regulation in eukaryotes, PI on The Cell, a searchable database of images and videos of cells for educators and researchers, several awards for helping women and underrepresented students in biomedical science, former Councilor and Education Committee Chair of the American Society for Cell Biology

Lawrence P. Kane

Associate Professor of Immunology and Vice Chair for Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Currently serving as a standing member of NIH/CSR study section CMI-A. Past Section Editor of the Journal of Immunology. Currently an associate editor at F1000 Research, Frontiers in Immunology and PeerJ, as well as an Faculty member of F1000 Prime Immunology.

Kejal Kantarci

Associate Professor of Radiology

2014 Elected Member - Lewy Body Disease Association Scientific Advisory Council
2012 Elected Secretary of the Psychiatric MR Spectroscopy and Imaging Study Group -
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2008 Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series Award - American Federation for Aging Research
2008 Excellence Through Teamwork Award - Mayo Clinic
2007 Beeson Award - National Institute on Aging, American Federation of Aging Research, John Hardford Foundation, Atlantic Philantropies, and Starr Foundation
2005 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Development Award (NIH K12 Roadmap Initiative) - Clinical Research Scholars Program
2004 New Investigator Award - Alzheimer's Association

Mikko Karttunen

Professor of Chemistry at University of Waterloo. Leader of the Computational and Theoretical Biological Physics & Chemistry Group. Affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics at Waterloo.

Selected Awards: Ontario Early Reseachers Award, NSERC Discovery Accelerator, EU DEISA Extreme Computing, Distinguished Research Professor, Academy of Finland Fellowship

Fatah Kashanchi

Professor of Microbiology at George Mason University. Director of Research for the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease.

Philip H. Kass

Philip Kass received his DVM in 1983; Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 1984, MS in Statistics in 1988, and PhD in Epidemiology in 1990. His post-doc was at UCLA under Dr. Sander Greenland. Currently Professor of Analytic Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Vice Provost of Academic Affairs since July 2017. Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and is the former Chair of the Department of Population Health and Reproduction.

Kazunori Kataoka

Professor of Biomaterials at Department of Materials Engineering of University of Tokyo. Joint appointment in Medical School of University of Tokyo as Professor of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine. Editorial of Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition. Associate Editor of Biomacromolecules. Associate Editor of Biomaterials. Recipient of the 2012 Humboldt Research Award. President of Controlled Release Society. Reciepient of the 2015 Journal of Drug Targeting Life-Time Achievement Award.

Michael W Kattan

Dr. Kattan's research is primarily focused on the development, validation, and use of prediction models. Most of these models are available online, and designed for physician use, at He is also interested in quality of life assessment to support medical decision making (such as utility assessment), decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and comparative effectiveness.

Yarden Katz

I'm a Departmental Fellow in Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. My scientific interests are at the interface between artificial intelligence and biology.

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