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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Marek W. Radomski

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.

Graciela B Raga

Undergraduate degree in Meteorology from University of Buenos Aires in 1983 and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1989. After postdoctoral positions in Canada and UK, joined UNAM in 1995. Her initial research interests in cloud microphysics and aerosol-cloud interactions shifted to urban air quality after moving to Mexico City, organizing a first field campaign in 1997 focused on particle composition including black carbon, potentially affecting regional climate and cloud droplet activation and precipitation development. She is author of 85 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised 5 PhD, 10 Masters and 2 undergraduate students, and 9 postdoctoral associates.

Member of scientific advisory panels of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Programme, World Climate Research Programme, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Mexican Academy of Sciences and is a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Member of the Editorial Board of Atmosfera since 2008, serving as Editor in Chief from 2010 to 2012.

Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributing to Chapter 2, Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers. In 2007, the IPCC was awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize. Co-chair of the Regional Assessment of Short Lived Climate Pollutants for Latin America and Caribbean.

Federica Ragazzola

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.

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman

Associate Professor of Fisheries in the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interested in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Biology, especially Fish Genetics, Aquaculture Biotechnology, application of molecular biology techniques, Bioinformatics, Fish & Shrimp Diseases, Health Management

Sven Rahmann

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.

Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

Robert W Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Associate Director of Biophysics. Elected fellow of AAAS

Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Technical University of Munich, 2015
Rackham Faculty Recognition Award, 2012
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2009
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 2009
Willsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
NSF Career Development Award
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Osaka University (2005)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Kyoto University (2008)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute, Mainz (2009)

Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo

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.

Michael S Rappe

Mike is a tenured Research Professor at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, and is a member of the graduate faculty with the Departments of Oceanography, Microbiology, and the interdisciplinary Marine Biology Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The overarching theme of his research is to understand the impact of microbial genetic diversity on ocean ecology, and interpret this diversity through the lens of bacterial taxonomy and evolution. He investigates the ecology and evolution of marine microorganisms by combining surveys of natural microbial communities, nucleic acid sequence data, and studies with model systems in controlled laboratory settings.

Tarek Rashed

ٍSenior Research Professor and Director of Geoinformatics at the Polis Center, IUPUI. Dr Rashed is a Geospatial Information Technologies Research Scientist with over 24 years of experience in GIS and spatial decision making and their applications. His research interests span several areas including geographic information science, remote sensing, smart cities, big data, disaster risk management, mitigation, multicriteria decision making, urban resilience, and planning.

Thomas Rattei

since 2010 Professor for In Silico Genomics and Vice-Head of Department, Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna
2010 Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Bioinformatics at the Faculty Science Center Weihenstephan, TU Munich
2005-2010 Group leader and Assistant professor, Department of Genome Oriented Bioinformatics, Technische Universität München, Germany
2001-2005 Staff Scientist, Department of Genome Oriented Bioinformatics, Technische Universität München, Germany

Thomas Rattei (TR) was appointed at the University of Vienna as a full professor heading CUBE, the Division of Computational Systems Biology, by March 2010. Work and experience of TR cover a wide spectrum of topics from bioinformatics, genome and metagenome analysis and systems biology. He has long-standing expertise in developing and applying computational methods for the interpretation of large-scale sequence information. The international reputation of his research group triggered their involvement in numerous international (meta-) genome sequencing and analysis consortia. The research activities of TR are not only covering individual, project-specific questions but also general problems in bioinformatics, computational infrastructure and large-scale biological databases. Furthermore, his group develops novel computational approaches for studying molecular inter-species interactions, such as between hosts and pathogens, between symbionts or in microbial ecosystems.

David A Ray

I am a broadly trained evolutionary biologist. I also taught high school Biology, Chemistry and Physics before returning to graduate school and earning my PhD from Texas Tech University in 2002. After that, I held postdoctoral and assistant professor positions at Louisiana State University, West Virginia University and Mississippi State University before returning to TTU as an associate professor. My research interests are in organismal and genome evolution with an emphasis on the impacts of transposable elements on both.

Timothy D Read

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.

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