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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Professor in 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
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
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.
Dr. Baohong Zhang is a full Professor at East Carolina University. His major research interest is on plant genetics and genomics with a focus on epigenetics and small RNA regulation. Dr. Zhang has developed a somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration system for cotton tissue culture and transgenics; based on this, he also developed a system for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in cotton. He will be happy to collaborate with anyone in this field. Dr. Zhang has published more than 200 papers with more than 9000 citations; many of his papers have been listed as highly cited or hot papers by the ISI Web of Sciences. During the past 20 years of his research and teaching, Dr. Zhang has been promoting genomics and biotechnology through research and education for a diversity of people, including both undergraduate and graduate students as well as high school students and scientists, including people from underrepresented groups. He also mentors scientists internationally, including those from US, China, Turkey, Poland, India and Russia. Dr. Zhang has served on a various editorial boards of international journals and served as reviewers for more than 100 peer-reviewed journals as well as review panels for more than 30 national and international funding agencies. Dr. Zhang has delivered many keynote and/or invited lectures at different institutes and international conferences. He also has served as chairs for more than 20 national and international conference sections.
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.