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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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 ERC and Veni personal grants.

Myrka Zago

Myrka Zago (PhD) is Research Director of the Laboratory of Visuomotor Control and Gravitational Physiology at Fondazione Santa Lucia. She is an expert in visuomotor control, gravitational physiology and physiology of locomotion.

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.

Melanie J.B. Zeppel

Dr Zeppel is a Senior Research Fellow in GenIMPACT, the National Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine, at Macquarie University.

Her current research involves genomics, bioinformatics, and precision medicine, using microsimulation modelling of productivity and health economics. Current projects include genomic medicine and childhood cancer, preconception carrier screening, eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, modelling the impact on productivity, of various conditions such as osteoarthritis.

She recently transitioned to genomic medicine from plant biology, and thus has a broad range of experience from plant physiology and climate change, to human health and modelling the impact of genomic medicine on various diseases.

Melanie was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA, from 2012-2016, to examine the response of plants to changes in timing of precipitation. She also published on response of trees to extreme precipitation, where rainfall occurs as larger, less frequent rain events.

Melanie's previous research involved measuring and modelling how trees and forests respond to changing climatic conditions, including changing the timing and seasonality of rainfall, drought and elevated CO2. Specifically, she has measured the response of plants to drought, and elevated CO2 within remnant forests, and glasshouses. She has also quantified long-term tree water use during and after drought.

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 at the Second Hospital of Jilin University.

Research Keywords: Cancer research, Stem Cell, Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, Biology and life sciences, Biotechnology, Breast tumors, Cancer, Clinical research, Complementary and alternative medicine, Cytochemistry, Cytometry, Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Gastrointestinal tumors, Immunochemistry, Leukemias, Lung cancer.

On the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer and the Chinese Journal of Clinical Oncology

Yu-Dong Zhang

From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Yudong Zhang worked at Columbia University as a postdoc. From 2012, he worked as an assistant research scientist at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute.

At present, he is a full professor and doctoral advisor at School of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing Normal University. He also serves as the academic leader of the“Jiangsu key laboratory of 3D printing equipment and manufacturing”. His research interests focus on computer-aided medical diagnosis and biomedical image processing.

In 2014, Dr. Zhang and his team validated a neurobiological subtype of autism spectrum disorder by MRSI. The paper was reported by Reuters, NewsDaily.

Dr. Zhang was listed in “2014 & 2015 Most Cited Chinese Researchers”. His twelve papers were included in “ESI Highly Cited Papers”. He is a member of “The Hundred Talents Program of Nanjing Normal University”. He is the director of the Computer Application Federation of China Instrument and Control Society.

Currently, Dr. Zhang is an editor of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, PLOS ONE , and Neurocomputing

Lanjing Zhang

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

Charlie Zhang

Tenure-track Associate Professor. Research Interests include: Crime Mapping, Spatial Demography, Urban and Regional Analysis, Environmental Justice, GIS, and Quantitative Methods

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