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. We will continue to add to the board of Academic Editors and are seeking qualified and diverse academics who share our vision.

Amir A. Zadpoor

Amir Zadpoor studied Biomed Eng for his MSc and obtained his PhD (cum laude) from Delft Univ. Tech. He joined the Dept. Biomech. Eng. to work in the area of tissue biomechanics and implants in 2010 and started a research lab focusing on biomaterials, orthopedics, and biomechanics of tissues and implants. Amir is on the review and editorial board of several journals and has published many peer-reviewed article. He recently received the prestigious Veni personal grant.

Barbara Zambelli

Barbara Zambelli graduated cum laude in Biotechnology in 2002 at the University of Bologna. She carried out her pre-doctoral research activity at the Department of Agro-Environmental Science and Technology, under the supervision of Prof. S. Ciurli, studying the biochemical and structural properties of proteins involved in intracellular nickel trafficking. She obtained the Ph.D. degree at the University of Bologna in 2006. As a Ph.D. student, she spent few months working at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Gent (Belgium), under the supervision of Prof. Jozef Van Beeumen. In 2005 she was awarded an EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Short Term Fellowship, to visit the EMBL of Hamburg and to do research - crystallization experiments of metallo-proteins - under the supervision of Dr. Paul Tucker. From 2006 to 2008 she carried out a post-doctoral work within the project “Intracellular nickel trafficking through the interactions with specific nickel-chaperones”. From November 2008, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of the University of Bologna.
Her research work is focused on the structural and molecular properties of proteins involved in metal homeostasis. In particular, she is interested in the proteins involved in the regulation of nickel metabolism, at the level of transcription and of post-translation.

Massimiliano Zanin

Principal Researcher at the Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute, Madrid, Spain
& Researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

My interest is mainly focus on the application of modelling tools (and especially complex networks theory and data mining) to a wide range of problems, from the air transport to the interactions within cells.

Janos Zempleni

The Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics. Funded by NIH and NIFA/USDA. Member of AAAS, American Society for Nutrition, American Society of Physiology, Society for Experiemental Biology and Medicine, Sigma Xi, and Gamma Sigma Delta. Research interest in nutritional epigenetics, gene regulation, cell differentiation, and genome stability.

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz is Scientific Head of Mammalian Development and Stem Cells Group, University of Cambridge, Professor of Mammalian Development and
Stem Cell Biology, Department of Physiology, Development &
Neuroscience, University of Cambridge and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow.

Xiaodong Zhang

Xiaodong Zhang graduated from Peking University in 1988, majoring in Nuclear Physics. She then went to Stony Brook University to pursue her PhD in Physics in the group of Professor Janos Kirz . After her PhD in 1995, she went to Harvard University for her postdoctoral training in X-ray crystallography under the guidance of Professor Don Wiley. She took up a lecturership at Imperial College London in 2001. She was promoted to Professor of Macromolecular Structure and Function in 2008. Her current research focuses on elucidating the structures and molecular mechanisms of macromolecular machines, especially those involved in DNA processing including the transcription apparatus and its regulators, components in DNA damage signaling and repair.

Xingyi Zhang

Professor in Second Hospital of Jilin University.
Research Keywords: Animal models, Animal models of disease, Basic cancer research, Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, Biology and life sciences, Biotechnology, Breast tumors, Cancer detection and diagnosis, Cancer prevention, Cancer risk factors, Cancer treatment, Cancers and neoplasms, Cell death, Cellular stress responses, Clinical medicine, Clinical research design, Complementary and alternative medicine, Cytochemistry, Cytometry, Drug discovery, Drug research and development, Gastrointestinal tumors, Gene expression, Gene therapy, Genitourinary tract tumors, Gynecological tumors, Head and neck tumors, Hematologic cancers and related disorders, Hematology, Immunochemistry, Leukemias, Lung and intrathoracic tumors, Lymphomas, Medicine and health sciences, Model organisms, Nucleic acids, Oncology, Oncology agents, Pancreatic cancer, Pediatric oncology, Signal transduction, Skin tumors

Lanjing Zhang

Board certified AP/CP pathologist with GI and Liver pathology fellowship training; Focused on epidemiology and biology of breast and colorectal cancers, and economics of public healthcare systems; Editorial board membership of 10 peer-reviewed journals; Outstanding reviewer awards, Gastroinst Endosc; (Co-)directorship for more than 10 CME programs; Fellowship, ACG and CAP.

Min Zhao

I pursued my bioinformatics Ph.D. degree in the center of bioinformatics in Peking University. During my Ph.D. study, I received comprehensive training in molecular biology, biostatistics and bioinformatics including research designs, computational tool development and database implementation. With a solid background and comprehensive knowledge in bioinformatics and biological networks, I filled a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Vanderbilt University. During this period, I received excellent training in the understanding of genetics of complex diseases including cancer and pulmonary disease, and I applied my bioinformatics skills in analysis of large scale next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.

To date, I have worked in four different research areas. The first is data collection from public literature and databases to build bioinformatics tools for public use. The second is the integrative analysis of NGS data to decipher the genetic mechanism of complex disease. Thirdly, I applied network-based strategy on the interplay of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) and oncogenes (OCGs) using the public cancer genomic/epigenetic data. Lastly, I translated my disease genomics expertise to huge marine genomic data to explore the common cell-cell communication mechanisms of metazoan.

Degui Zhi

Associate professor (with tenure) of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, University of California, San Diego; M.Sc. in Computer Science, National University of Singapore. Current research interests include bioinformatics and statistical genetics problems relating to next-generation sequencing and the integration of multiple types of Omics scale data.

Natalia V. Zhukova

Leading Researcher of the Laboratory of Comparative Biochemistry, A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences and Far Eastern Federal University

Elke Zimmermann

I am Director of the Institute of Zoology and Chair of the Division Behavior and Evolution. Our major interest is to study animal diversity, adaptation and evolution from a comparative and integrative perspective with special emphasis to primates

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