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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Keith Klugman

Keith Klugman, director for pneumonia, leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s work to improve the development and delivery of pneumonia vaccines and expand the use of antibiotic treatments and diagnostic tools.

Keith is a leading expert on antibiotic resistance in pneumonia pathogens and helped develop the pneumococcal vaccine that is now part of the immunization regimen for children born in the United States and is being rolled out globally. Keith was the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University as well as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory School of Medicine. In addition, he still serves as Honorary Professor in the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Keith has chaired or served on numerous expert committees for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among other American and international organizations, and has published more than 450 scientific papers on the subjects of pneumonia, meningitis, antimicrobial resistance, and vaccines for bacterial pathogens, which have been cited more than 20,000 times to date. He is currently the President of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Keith trained in South Africa and did his post-doctoral research at Rockefeller University in New York.

Judith Klumperman

Professor of Cell Biology, Chair of the Cell Biology Department University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, Head of the Cell Microscopy Center (CMC) of the UMC Utrecht.

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William A. Knaus

Director of Applied Genomics in Informatics at Center for Clinical Research in Informatics, NorthShore Research Institute Evanston, Illinois and Professor of Medicine University of Chicago. Former Evelyn Troup Hobson Professor & Founding Chair Department of Public Health Sciences, M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine (1995-2012). Director ICU Research George Washington University School of Medicine & founder, former board member and CEO of Apache Medical Systems (Inc.) 1988-2000.

John Knight

John trained in paediatrics and nephrology in Sydney and London, then worked as an academic paediatric nephrologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, where he founded the Centre for Kidney Research. For four years he was Medical Director of the Australian Kidney Foundation. Then he worked in therapeutic risk management and pharmacovigilance for a decade for Johnson and Johnson in Europe and Asia. He returned to academia in 2014 as a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, where he is also Director of China-Australia Partnerships. His current research concerns dialysis access and outcomes, particularly in resource constrained environments.

Laura J. Knoll

Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Associate Editor for Microbiology and PLoS ONE, Pearls Editor for PLoS Pathogens.

Fabien Knoll

Fabien Knoll is an ARAID Senior Researcher at the "Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel" in Spain. He received his PhD in vertebrate palaeontology from the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. His research interests focus on the palaeobiology and evolution of archosaurs.

Mei-Chuan Ko

Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. My research interests involve behavioral neuropharmacology of pain and addiction, including 1) biological basis and pharmacotherapy for drug abuse and dependence and 2) neuropharmacological basis of therapeutics of analgesics and antipruritics.

Lian Pin Koh

Lian Pin is Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He is a tropical ecologist by training. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University (2008), where he studied the environmental and policy implications of oil-palm development in Southeast Asia. Since then, his research has focused on key scientific and policy issues concerning tropical deforestation and its impacts on carbon emissions, biodiversity and people.

Sergey K. Konovalov

Director of Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences since 2015. Previously, Head of Department of Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (2009-2015), Leading Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (2002-2009), Senior Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (1992-2002), Senior Scientist, Institute of Oceanography, State Committee of Meteorology of USSR (1990-1992), Researcher, Chemical Department, Moscow State University (1986-1990). Fellow Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 2009. Fellow Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences since 2016.

Annette Kopp-Schneider

Diploma in Mathematics/Informatics (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Dr. rer. nat. in Mathematics (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Visiting Scientist (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NC, USA)
Biostatistician, Division of Biostatistics, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Head of Division of Biostatistics, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany since 2012

Stanislav Kopriva

Professor for Plant Biochemistry at University of Cologne

Konstantinos A Kormas

After graduating from the Biology Dept of the University of Athens, Greece, in 1994 I jumped immediately to my PhD dealing with benthic-pelagic coupling, until 1998. In 2000, I spent six months working on coastal Cyanobacteria at the Trondhjem Biological Station. Between October 2000 and September 2002 I worked as a post-doc at the lab of Andreas Teske, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. Upon my return to Greece, I worked for ca. 2.5 years as a research associate at my old lab where I did my PhD. In March 2005 I was appointed as an Assistant Professor of aquatic microbial ecology at the Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Greece. Since March 2015 I am a full Professor at the same department.
In my lab we investigate patterns and processes that underpin the distribution and abundance of microorganisms in different habitats of the aquatic environment. Some of our quests deal with the following:
- How do aquatic microbial communities assemble?
- Which members of the microbial trophic web are the key players in defining and maintaining community structure?
- What is the role of spatial/temporal structure in regulating the community’s stability?
- How do abiotic parameters regulate ecosystem functioning of microbial processes?
- What is the the diversity and function of gut microbiota and microbiomes of aquatic animals
More info here: https://sites.google.com/site/kkormas/ & https://sites.google.com/view/gutmicro/home