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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.

Lorraine O'Driscoll

BSc, MSc, MA, PhD, FTCD. Director of Research, Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacology. Worked in research for industry for 5yr prior to academia. Main focus: cancer; new therapeutic targets; diagnostic & predictive biomarkers; mechanisms of cell-cell communication - resulting in Phase I&II clinical trials, publications, patents. Lorraine leads an EU FP7 Cooperation in Science&Technology and research grants from HRB, EI, SFI, Marie Keating Foundation, Mater Foundation, Danish Strategic Research Council/EU.

Luke O'Neill

Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin & Academic Director of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Awards include the Royal Irish Academy Medal for Biochemistry, The Irish Society for Immunology medal, the Royal Dublin Society/Irish Times Boyle medal for Scientific Excellence & the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year Award. Co-founder and director of Opsona Therapeutics. In 2008 he was appointed Chair of the Immunity & Infection panel of the European Research Council

Steve O'Shea

Steve has published more than 40 papers on squid, octopus, whales and fisheries, mainly of a taxonomic nature though expanding into ecological work in the latter part of his career, and he has been involved in dozens of documentaries on the subject of giant and colossal squid. His career has also seen him progress from museum curator to university professor, but he is presently retired from the game, though would like to return to science in the not-too-distant future.

Zoran Obradovic

Professor of computer and information sciences and the director of the Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics Center at Temple University in Philadelphia. Co-chair for 2013 and 2014 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining and previously the program and/or track chair at many data mining and biomedical informatics conference.

John Olney

Professor of Psychiatry, Neuropathology & Neuropsychopharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine

Maarja Öpik

Senior Research Fellow in Plant Ecology at University of Tartu, Estonia.

Brenda Oppert

Research Molecular Biologist, Stored Product Insect Research Unit, Center for Grain & Animal Health Research.

Asher Ornoy

Professor of Anatomy, Embryology and Teratology , Medical Neurobiology, IMRIC. Director, Laboratory of Teratology. Head of the Dept. of Child Development and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Health (Israel).

Sandra Orsulic

Associate Professor and Director, Women's Cancer Biology, Women's Cancer Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Associate Professor, Department of OB/GYN, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Richard S. Ostfeld

Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, USA. Adjunct Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rutgers University and the University of Connecticut. Editorial board of Ecology Letters and Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Co-editor of The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology. Recipient of the 2011 C. Hart Merriam Award from the American Society of Mammalogists.

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