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 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.
Principal Researcher at the Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute, Madrid, Spain.
Researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
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.
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
I was 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.
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
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
Ph.D. in Psychology and Behavior Genetics in 1989 from HUJI. 1990-1992 Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale Medical School in Psychiatric Genetics. As of 2000 at the Ruppin Academic Center (RAC). Research focuses on personality, psychopathology, and health. Currently her laboratory at RAC is running two longitudinal studies. A study of personality and health in adults, started in 2006, and a study of early childhood rituality and its developmental implications started in 2010.
Researcher at the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) performing functional examination of plant physiological processes and the underlying metabolic signal transduction pathways that control plant growth and secondary metabolite production in relation to environmental stimuli.