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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Tadashi Yamamoto

Professor of Cell Signal Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. Editorial Board: Genes to Cells, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Protein and Cell, Experimental & Molecular Medicine. Awarded 1987, Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prize, 1990 Asahi Prize, 2003 NIH Fogarty Scholar-in-Residence. Former director of the Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo.

Dong Yan

Dong Yan received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Nankai University (Tianjin, China) in 2001. Following an interest in neuroscience, he then joined the Institute of Neuroscience (ION), the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a graduate student. During his graduate training, he discovered the important role of AKT local degradation in the establishment and maintenance of neuronal polarity. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, he furthered his study of neural development and disorder in vivo using the genetic model organism C. elegans. Here, he demonstrated the essential role of a conserved MAP kinase pathway, the DLK-1 pathway, in axon regeneration and synapse regulation. Dr. Yan joined the MGM department at Duke University in September 2013. His lab focuses on addressing the molecular mechanisms undying neural circuit formation during development and neurodegeneration in aging.

Ning Yan

Dr. Yan is Distinguished Professor in Forest Biomaterials Engineering at the University of Toronto. She also holds an Endowed Chair in Value Added Wood and Composite at the same University. She is recognized internationally for her research in conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into environmental-friendly chemical products and functional materials.

She specializes in forest-based biomaterials science and composites, bio-based adhesives and adhesion, digital printing, and surface sciences of paper. Currently, her research group is focused on developing novel environmentally-friendly green bio-based composites, producing green chemicals using renewable forestry biomass as feedstock, and engineering the next generation high valued paper based products.

Xiang-Jiao Yang

I have been an independent investigator at McGill University since 1997 and a full professor at the university since 2009. The research interests include post-translational modifications, gene regulation, chromatin, cell signaling, mouse development, and human diseases.

Wei Yang

Researcher at Bloodworks Research Institute and UW Medicine, University of Washington. Current work mainly focuses on zwitterionic-based surface coatings for long-term biomedical applications.

Guangdong Yang

Dr. Yang’s research focuses on a group of gasotransmitters, especially H2S, in the regulation of cellular functions and human diseases. Dr. Yang has received numerous awards and recognitions, including New Investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Maureen Andrew Award from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. In his career, Dr. Yang has published ~100 peer-reviewed research articles, some of them published in high-impact journals, including as Science, Circulation, PNAS, and EMBO report etc. Their total citations are 5,951 (April 26, 2017).

Hong Yang

Hong Yang is a Lecturer in Environmental Science, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading, UK. His research interests include the effects of climate change and human activities on water environment, water-energy-carbon nexus, and resource management. He has led and been involved in research projects funded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), European Research Council (ERC), Research Council of Norway (RCN), Chinese Natural Science Foundation (CNSF) and Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).

Kentaro Yano

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics lab, Department of Life Sciences,
School of Agriculture, Meiji University.

Past; Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
Kazusa DNA Research Institute.

Plent Breeding, Kyoto University.

Judith Yanowitz

Dr. Yanowitz received her B.S. in biology with a minor in literature from MIT in 1991, worked for two years in Titia de Lange’s laboratory at Rockefeller University studying telomere biology. Judy received her Ph.D. from Princeton University where she worked onDrosophila melanogaster sex determination and dosage compensation in Paul Schedl’s lab. In 1999, she joined Andy Fire’s lab at the Carnegie Institution where she identified genes requiring for mesodermal tissue patterning in the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. Judy started her own lab at Carnegie Institution in 2004 to study the effect of chromatin on meiotic crossover formation. She joined MWRI and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in November 2009

Levi Yant

Project Leader at John Innes Centre (Department of Cell and Developmental Biology) and Group Leader at Harvard University (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology). I enjoyed a PhD in developmental genetics in Tübingen Germany, where I worked with Markus Schmid and Detlef Weigel at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. After finishing my NIH NRSA postdoc at Harvard, I started a group working on understanding adaptation to both environmental and genomic forces.

The overall aim of our work is to determine how evolution finds solutions to difficult problems by leveraging innovative population genomic approaches.

Chris M Yeager

I am a broadly-trained microbiologist with a research background in molecular biology, microbial ecology, genomics and biogeochemistry. Over the past 12 years I have served as a Staff Scientist within the Department of Energy National Laboratory system, first in the Environmental Biotechnology Section at Savannah River National Laboratory (2005-2011) and then in the Biosciences and Chemistry Divisions at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2011-current). As a staff scientist, I developed and managed a variety of research programs, focusing on microbial communities involved in processes relevant to climate change, fate and transport of radionuclides in the environment and bioenergy production. I received a BS degree from the University of Wyoming in Biochemistry, after which I worked as a laboratory technologist at the University of Utah and the VA medical center in Salt Lake City, UT with a team investigating the molecular underpinnings of diabetes. I received my doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Oregon State University in 2001 under Drs. Daniel Arp and Peter Bottomley investigating biodegradation of toxic compounds, such as trichloroethylene and toluene, by soil microorganisms. I completed postdoctoral training (2001-2004) at Los Alamos National Laboratory under Dr. Cheryl Kuske examining how the microorganisms that build and maintain biocrusts in soils of arid environments might respond to climate change.

Nigel G. Yoccoz

Professor of Statistical Ecology at the Institute of Arctic and Marine Biology of UiT The Arctic University of Norway since 2003. Associate Editor of "Methods in Ecology and Evolution", "Ecography" and "Wildlife Biology", and former associate editors of Ecology and Ecology Letters.

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