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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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.

Lei Wang

Associate professor at Louisiana State University. Research interests are in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

Fusheng Wang

I am an Associate Professor at Department of Biomedical Informatics and Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles, and M.S. and B.S. in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University, China. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, I was an assistant professor at Emory University. I was a research scientist at Siemens Corporate Research (Princeton, NJ) before joining Emory University.

My research goal on big data management and analytics is to address the research challenges for delivering effective, scalable and high performance software systems for managing, querying and mining complex big data at multiple dimensions, including 2D and 3D spatial and imaging data, temporal data, spatial-temporal data, and sequencing data. My research goal on biomedical informatics is to develop novel methods and software systems to optimize the acquisition, extraction, management, and mining of biomedical data with much improved efficiency, interoperability, accuracy, and usability to support biomedical research and the healthcare enterprise.

Xinfeng Wang

Dr. Xinfeng Wang conducts research on atmospheric chemistry, focusing on the measurements, sources, chemistry, and transport of air pollutants in particular particulate matters and nitrogen containing compounds.

Darren F Ward

I am an entomologist whose research interests are focused on the threats of invasive insects, the diversity of parasitoid communities, and the utilisation of data from natural history collections in ecological research.

Timothy D. Warner

Dr. Warner graduated in pharmacology in 1986 from King’s College London. He then moved to the newly established William Harvey Research Institute to pursue his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Sir John Vane (Nobel Laureate, 1982) during which time he was awarded the Premier Prix Annuel de Recherche en Phlébologie. In 1989 he completed his PhD and went to pursue his post-doctoral studies with Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate 1998) at Northwestern University and Abbott Laboratories, Chicago. He returned to the William Harvey Research Institute in 1992, being awarded a British Heart Foundation lectureship in 1995. He was promoted Reader in Pharmacology in 1999 and awarded a personal chair in Vascular Inflammation in 2000, at which time he was the recipient of the British Pharmacology Society’s Novartis Prize. He has been listed by the Instit. for Scientific Information among the top 0.5% of cited pharmacologists. Currently he is Dept. Dean for Research in the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Deputy Director (Research & Innovation) of QMUL’s Life Science Initiative and previously SMD Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Research. He is a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, the American Heart Association and the Society of Biology, he is also a member of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, International Society for Hypertension Research and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He is currently principal editor of the journal ‘Platelets’.

Katja Wassmann

Head of the Mammalian Oocyte Meiosis (MOM) research group, at the Institut de Biologie Paris Seine (IBPS), Paris, France. She is currently a Research Director with the CNRS.

After her PhD in G. Ammerer's lab in Vienna on signal transduction in budding yeast, and a Postdoc in R. Benezra's lab (MSKCC, New York, USA) where she worked on mitotic checkpoint control in human cells, she decided to continue on cell cycle and spindle checkpoint control in oocyte meiosis.

Maarten J. Waterloo

PhD in water and nutrient cycling of pine plantation forests in Fiji. Specialised in the science of climate and land use change in relation to their impacts on surface and ground water hydrology and biogeochemical cycles. Expert in tropical natural and plantation forest ecohydrology, micro-meteorology, catchment hydrology, hydrochemistry and agricultural hydrology. Involved in a teaching a wide range of environmental water-related courses at BSc, MSc and PhD levels.

Jane M. Waterman

Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Manitoba and Research Fellow of the Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria. Academic editor of PLOS ONE and former Associate Editor of the Journal of Mammalogy.

Christine J Watson

Professor of Cell and Cancer Biology in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge. Graduate of the University of Glasgow and Imperial College, London.

Laurence Weatherley

Laurence Weatherley is the Albert P Learned Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Kansas. Weatherley received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in Chemical Engineering for research on ion exchange kinetics in macroporous resins. He has published over 250 research papers, articles, conference papers and other contributions. Dr Weatherley is a chartered professional engineer (UK), is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand. He also holds a visiting Professorship at the Lodz University of Technology, Poland. His research interests are in the area of environmental process engineering and green chemical engineeringwith a focus on the intensification of chemical reaction and separation processes involving liquid mixtures and solid/ liquid mixtures. Process intensification is the development of small, highly efficient methods of processing which take up less space, use smaller amounts of hazardous chemicals, and are suited to the application of new “green” chemistry.