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 (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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Andrew Walley was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Human Genomics in July 2015 at St George’s, University of London. Prior to this, he held the posts of Lecturer in Complex Human Genetics (2005-2015) and Genome Centre Manager (2003-2005) at Imperial College London. He began his career in Oxford, where he gained his undergraduate degree and his D.Phil from the University of Oxford and was then employed there as a post-doctoral scientist from 1991 to 2003.
Dr Walley’s research focuses on genomic approaches for identifying variation in the human genome associated with susceptibility to common disease. This includes single nucleotide polymorphism and copy number variation, gene expression measurement and characterising disease-related changes in DNA methylation patterns. He has worked on a range of common diseases, including obesity, asthma and eczema, urinary incontinence and infectious disease.
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)
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.
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 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.
Associate professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology with the research emphasis on molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis.
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, Migraine Research Foundation Award,Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA)-Sanofi Award for Young Scientists in Bio-medicine, ISN -CAEN Award, APSN Young Investigator Award, ISN-ESN Young Investigator Award.