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.

Elizabeth Wager

Elizabeth (Liz) Wager is a freelance consultant and trainer with a background in publishing and medical writing who has worked on 6 continents. She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (2009-2012) and is a member of the Ethics Committees of the BMJ and the World Association of Medical Editors. She is a co-author of various COPE guidelines, Good Publication Practice for Pharmaceutical Companies, and wrote ‘Getting Research Published: An A to Z of Publication Strategy’ (2nd edition 2010).

Jennifer K. Wagner

Jennifer K. Wagner earned her JD from the University of North Carolina and her PhD in Anthropology from Penn State University. She completed post-doctoral research appointments at Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies. She served as the 2014-2015 AAAS Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow. In addition to her research, she has been a licensed, practicing attorney in PA since 2007.

Mark A. Wainberg

Director of the McGill AIDS Centre and Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology at McGill University. Past President of the International AIDS Society and of the Canadian Association for HIV Research. Editor-in Chief of the Journal of the International AIDS Society and Editor of Retrovirology. Named a Chevalier de Légion d'honneur, 2008.

Henning Walczak

Recipient of the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award (2011) and an ERC Advanced Grant (2011). Director of the European Workshop on Cell Death (EWCD) Charity.

Chris Wallace

I am a statistician who works with biological and genomic datasets to understand the mechanisms underlying human disease and identify possible treatments. My main focus is on autoimmune diseases.

My background in is maths, and I gained my PhD in statistical genetics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2003. I now work at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), where I am head of statistics in the Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory.

Andrew J Walley

Dr Walley was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Human Genomics in 2015. Prior to this, he was at Imperial College London where he held the posts of Lecturer in Complex Human Genetics (2005-2015) and Genome Centre Manager (2003-2005).

At Imperial College London, Dr Walley’s teaching roles included Course Director of the MSc in Human Molecular Genetics and Co-Course Director of the short course “Principles of Genomic Medicine”. He was also Module leader for the “Omics Techniques” module for the MSc in Genomic Medicine and Lecturer and examiner for the “Genetics” module of the first year MBBS/BMS undergraduate and graduate entry MBBS degree courses. He was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Student Learning and Teaching from Imperial College London in 2007.

Before moving to Imperial College London, he held three consecutive postgraduate research posts at the University of Oxford, working in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Dr Walley obtained both his undergraduate honours degree in biochemistry and his Ph.D. in virology from the University of Oxford.

Graham P Wallis

Professor in Genetics, University of Otago. Past Vice-President, Society for the Study of Evolution. Past Convenor of EEB Panel, Marsden Fund, New Zealand. Past Marsden Fund Council Member. Associate Editor: Pacific Conservation Biology. Past Associate Editor: Evolution, Molecular Ecology. Temminck Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, 2008, 2011. Research Interests: hybrid zones, biogeography, molecular evolution, molecular systematics, conservation genetics. Current projects: Adaptive evolution of a larval glycoprotein in galaxiid fishes (with Luca Jovine, Karolinska Institutet); New Zealand biogeography (with Jon Waters & Dave Craw, Otago); Minimising adaptation to captivity for conservation of threatened species (with Catherine Grueber, Univ Sydney); Molecular systematics of European newts (with Pim Arntzen, National Museum of Natural History, Leiden)

Xiu-Jie Wang

Research Interests: To develop novel computational methods to analyze the fast increasing genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and other large-scale biological data, to identify new non-coding regulatory RNA genes in eucaryotic genomes, to decipher their transcription regulatory mechanisms and to construct non-coding RNA involved gene regulatory networks.

Lingling Wang

Professor of disease control for aquaculture in Dalian Ocean University, and Professor of Marine biology in the Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Yong Wang

Yong Wang is Research Associate Professor at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is also a joint faculty member in the National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (NCMIS), Chinese Academy of Sciences. His current interest is in Optimization models and algorithms, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.

Ping Wang

Associate professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology with the research emphasis on molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis.

Xiaohui Wang

Principal Investigator of Chemical Biology Laboratory, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Council Member of Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry
Recipient of CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program
Recipient of the Migraine Research Foundation Award
Member of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA)
Recipient of the Sanofi Award for Young Scientists in Bio-medicine
Recipient of the ISN -CAEN Award
Recipient of the APSN Young Investigator Award
Recipeint of the ISN-ESN Young Investigator Award

Principal Investigator (Professor) Xiaohui Wang received his B.Eng. degree (Bioengineering) in 2004 from Beijing Technology and Business University. He got his PhD degree in Chemical Biology in 2010 from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) under the supervision of Prof. Xiaogang Qu. He was co-mentored by Associate Prof. Hang (Hubert) Yin (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the BioFrontiers Institute) and Distinguished Prof. Linda R. Watkins (Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Center for Neuroscience) at the University of Colorado at Boulder during his Post-Doc training. Since 2015, he starts his independent academic career.

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