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.
Leila Taher received her Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 2006. After postdoctoral training at the Instituto Miguel Lillo (2006-2007) in Tucumán, Argentina, and at the National Institutes of Health (2008-2012) in the USA, she returned to Germany, where she started her own research group on computational modelling of transcriptional regulation at the University of Rostock. Since 2015 she is an assistant professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Professor of Lipid Chemistry and Technology. Recipient of the 2010 ProSPER.Net Scopus Young Scientist Award in the category of Agriculture and Food Security and TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow for 2010-2014.
Assistant professor/research at the University of Texas health Science Center at San Antonio USA. Associate Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pineal Research.
I completed my Ph.D dissertation at the University of Zurich, Switzerland where major focus of my PhD research project was the study of endogenous feline leukemia virus (enFeLV) in cats during exogenous feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection. My interest in retroviruses led me into the HIV research after Ph.D. My postdoctoral research project at University of California, San Francisco was on HIV immunology. On completion of my Post Doc, I joined Dr Ndhlovu’s new laboratory at the University of Hawaii to pursue studies on HIV and Aging based on my expertise and experience to address a new area of HIV research in which have interest.
Currently my research work as an Assistant Professor at JNU, New Delhi, India is focused on aging in HIV-1-infected people. Approximately one in five individuals living with HIV infection in the United States is 50 years of age or older. This proportion continues to increase as HIV incidence remains stable and potent antiretroviral therapy has reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV infection. However, premature aging and non-AIDS related morbidity including cancer seem to be a new big problem in HAART era. Chronic inflammation in treated HIV-1-infected subjects seems to play an important role in non-AIDS –related complications. The main goal of my research is to investigate the mechanism of HIV mediated accelerated aging/inflammation in HAART-suppressed HIV-1 infected people.
Sandra Tanz is a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at The University of Western Australia. During her DECRA fellowship (2012-2015), she studied C4 photosynthesis and is interested in the cell type specific expression pattern of genes in C4 plants. She is particularly interested in the expression and the regulation of chloroplast genes in the different cell types. She hopes that her research will give insight into the mechanism of why some genes are expressed in one cell type but not in another, the main reason why C4 plants are much more efficient in hot and arid environments compared to C3 plants. Ultimately, this knowledge could be used to improve the yield of C3 crop plants, such as rice and wheat, in such environments.
* October 2014 - ICREA Research Professor * May 2010 - Group Leader, Bioinformatics and Genomics Program, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona (Spain) * November 2011 - Clare Hall Life Member, University of Cambridge (UK) * 2005-2010 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Clare Hall College, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge (UK) * 2001-2005 - PhD, Biochemistry Department, University of Zurich, Zurich (CH) * 1996-2000 - MPhil Theoretical Physics, Statistical Mechanics, University la Sapienza, Rome (Italy)
Senior Post-doc in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Leipzig and Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. My work focuses on prediction in audition and sensing of time. Previously, Research Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Scientific Institute "E. Medea" and University of Udine, Italy.
Marc trained in Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases in the UK (Great Ormond Street Hospital, St Mary's Hospital London), Germany, South Africa (University of Cape Town) and Australia (University of New South Wales). After 4 years of research into improved immunodiagnostics for childhood tuberculosis at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, he returned to the UK in 2011 as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology.
Professor of Biological Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Universidade do Minho. Head of the Biological Engineering Department. Associate Editor of Food And Bioprocess Technology. President of the Portuguese Biotechnology Society. 2006 Award of Excellence from Portuguese Science Foundation.
Prof of Medical Genetics, Deputy Director of Human Development and Health in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. Clinical Consultant at the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, University Hospital Southampton. Former President of the Clinical Genetics Society.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Head, 3rd Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia. Past President, European Society of Cardiology (2004-2006). Main areas of scientific interest: heart failure, coronary heart disease, cell biology and therapy in cardiology.