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.

Diana C Parra

BA, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota Colombia, 2001
Specialist, Universidad del Rosario, 2003-2004
MPH, St. Louis University, 2008
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship, NUPENS, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014

Professional Activities:
World Public Health Nutrition Association American Public Health Association
International Society for Physical Activity and Health
International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
International Epidemiology Association

Lael Parrott

Dr. Lael Parrott is Associate Professor in Earth & Environmental Sciences, Geography, and Biology, Director of the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES), and Leader of the Complex Environmental Systems Lab, at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. Prior to joining UBC, she was an Associate Professor in Environmental Geography and Director of the Complex Systems Laboratory at Université de Montréal (2001-2012).

Janet F. Partridge

Associate Member, Dept. of Biochemistry, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Associate Professor at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Medicine

Annalisa Pastore

Worked in the groups of R.R.Ernst at ETH and I.D.Campbell at University of Oxford. Established the first NMR group at EMBL Heidelberg in 1992. Worked at the Medical Research Council NIMR in London, since 1997. EMBO fellow. At King's College London since 2013. She is EMBo and Academia Europaea member

Santosh K Patnaik

After completing my training as a physician, I enrolled in a Ph.D. program to become a biomedical researcher. My doctoral training, in the broad field of biochemistry, and cell and molecular biology, focused on mechanisms of glycosylation, which is altered in diseases such as cancer and neuromuscular dystrophy. My current research focus is on microRNAs, tumor micro-environment and RNA editing.

Bob Patton

Dr Bob Patton is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at University of Surrey. He has run a research consultancy since 1993. During the 90s he worked as a consultant for the Home Office Drugs Prevention Initiative and research associate in health promotion for the University of Northumbria. Based in London since 1997, he has held a variety of research positions at Kings College London, Royal Holloway, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, Surrey University and the Maudsley Hospital. Bob has recently worked at Surrey as Research Tutor on the PsychD Clinical Psychology Training programme and an Academic Advisor on the MSc in Counselling Supervision & Consultation. He has also served as the Vice-Chair (Research) for the BPS Division for Teachers and Researchers and been a member of the BPS Research Board.

Werner Paulus

Professor of Neuropathology.
Director, Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital Münster, Germany.

Editor-in-Chief, Acta Neuropathologica.
Editor-in-Chief, Acta Neuropathologica Communications.

Past President, German Society of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy.
Parkinson Prize, German Association of Neurology.
Rubinstein Award, American Association of Neuropathologists

Ralf Paus

Professor of Cutaneous Medicine, University of Manchester and Professor of Dermatology and Experimental Dermatology, University of Luebeck. Editor, Epxerimental Dermatology.

Ana Pavasovic

Dr. Pavasovic is an academic in the School of Biomedical Sciences at QUT. Her research interests are primarily in the area of physiological and functional genomics of marine invertebrates. Dr. Pavasovic uses molecular and bioinformatic approaches to answer questions relating to stress physiology and novel gene evolution in animal systems.

George N. Pavlakis

MD, Umuversity of Athens, Greece
PhD, Syracuse University, NY
Chief of the Human Retrovirus Section of the National Cancer Institute, USA

Interests: HIV pathogenesis, Molecular Biology, gene regulation, Biotechnology, protein engineering, cytokines, Immunotherapy, Vaccines, Nucleic acid vaccines, gene therapy

Joseph R Pawlik

Joe Pawlik has worked primarily in the area of marine chemical ecology, most recently on the chemical defenses of sponges on Caribbean coral reefs. He received his BS in 1982 from the University of Minnesota, and his PhD in 1988 from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. After postdoctoral fellowships at Friday Harbor Labs and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he joined the faculty at UNC Wilmington in 1991, where he teaches Invertebrate Zoology and directs a research program involving undergraduate, MS and PhD students.

Samuel H Payne

I am the group leader for computational omics at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland WA. My research interests are focused on algorithms for proteomics data analysis and subsequent interpretation, integration and analysis. Within proteomics, I have worked on proteogenomics of bacteria and human cancers, metaproteomics, and fundamental algorithms for signal processing and peptide identification. I also research visual analytics as a method to assist non-computational experts in analysis of large and complex multi-omics data. Before joining PNNL, I was an Assistant Professor of Informatics at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, MD.

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