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. We will continue to add to the board of Academic Editors and are seeking qualified and diverse academics who share our vision.
Vice-Dean Research and Professor of Pharmacology College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. A highly-cited pharmacologist, recipient of Scientist of Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Trinity College Dublin Fellow and Complutense University Madrid Honorary Doctorate awards.
Lecturer in Marine Biology at Portsmouth University. My research focuses on understanding the effect of climate change on biomineralization processes and the modification in the ultra-structure of calcifying organisms, in particular in coralline algae.
Prof. Sven Rahmann holds the Chair of Genome Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine at Duisburg-Essen University since June 2011. Previously, Sven was professor for Bioinformatics for High-Throughput Technologies at the Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Computer Science Department, TU Dortmund. Sven wrote his doctoral thesis on oligonucleotide design for microarrays in the Computational Molecular Biology group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin.
Professor of Biophysics and Chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Associate Director of Biophysics. Elected fellow of AAAS and recipient of career award from NSF and Faculty Recognition Award from the University of Michigan.
Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, PhD, is a sport scientist at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile. He also works as an Associate Researcher with the Division of Exercise Physiology, MEDS Clinic, Santiago, Chile. Rodrigo completed his Bachelor of Physical Education at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos and his MSc of Exercise Physiology at the School of Health Sciences, Universidad Andres Bello. Following his MSc he completed a PhD at the Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarre, Navarre, Spain. His PhD studies focused on the effects of plyometric training on muscular power and endurance performance of athletes, with special emphasis on variables that might mediate the effects of plyometric training in young soccer players. Following his PhD he continued studying the effects of plyometric training in other groups of athletes, especially adult soccer players, in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos. Rodrigo currently maintains a wide spectrum of research interests in sport science, mainly related with strength and conditioning, testing and measurement, exercise physiology, pediatric and geriatric exercise science, rehabilitation, body composition and biomechanics.
MD, Internal Medicine, Nephrology. PhD, Molecular Medicine. Director of the Renal Research Laboratory, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, Milano. Associate Editor Kidney International: Renal Pathology. Academic Editor PLOS ONE.
Research scientist at Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (Madrid, Spain). Past Assistant Profesor at the University of Nevada Reno, Dept of Animal Biotechnology (Reno, NV, USA), post-doctoral at Instituto de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (Lleida, Spain), PhD at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Aas, Norway), MSc at Wageningen Institute of Animal Science (Wageningen, The Netherlands).
My research centers on genomics of infectious diseases, focusing on bacterial pathogens such as Chlamydia trachomatis, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis. I use comparative approaches to understand evolution of traits such as virulence and antibiotic resistance phenotypes and develop countermeasures and diagnostics. I am becoming increasingly interested in investigating interactions of pathogens with the other microbiota within and outside the host. As a microbial geneticist by training I have a long-standing fascination with the movement of genes between bacteria by lateral gene transfer.
Dr Nicola Reavley is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on improving public knowledge and beliefs about mental health problems, reducing stigma and discrimination and improving support for those with mental disorders.
Dr Reavley is a Chief Investigator on five NHMRC-funded projects, three of which aim to improve mental health literacy in members of the public. She also led a number of projects that aim to assist organisations to better manage mental health issues, including the development of guidelines for implementation of a strategy for the prevention of mental health problems and for supporting employees returning to work after an episode of anxiety or depression, which can be found at http://workplace-mentalhealth.net.au/ . She also led the conduct of the 2011 National Survey of Mental Health Literacy and Stigma and the 2014 National Survey of Discrimination and Positive Treatment in People with Mental Health Problems.
Staff researcher with the Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels at the University of Washington since 2001. Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Heads a research group which studies:
1) embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, endothelial progenitor cells and adult stem cells
2) mitochondrial metabolism and mitochondrial networks in stem cells and cancer cells
3) cardiovascular repair, regeneration and angiogenesis
4) pulmonary hypertension and acute lung injury
Cardiologist and Fellow of the American Heart Association
James Davis Reimer's research focuses on the biodiversity of understudied marine invertebrate groups (so-called "minor taxa"), primarily benthic cnidarians including zoantharians and their endosymbionts, as well as octocorals, from shallow tropical coral reefs to the deep sea. Recent research has also examined the impact of coastal development on marine diversity and ecosystems. Since 2007, he has been based at the University of the Ryukyus, where he is currently an Associate Professor.
In 2015, he was awarded the Okinawa Research Prize for science contributing to the well-being and understanding of the Ryukyu Islands.