Editorial Board

Over 140 members of the computational biology community serve on the Editorial Board of PLOS Computational Biology, making decisions about whether submitted manuscripts meet the journal’s publication criteria.

The editorial process is run as a partnership between a group of academic experts who serve as Associate Editors and the Senior Editors, including the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editors-in-Chief, and a team of Deputy Editors.


Ruth Nussinov
National Cancer Institute and Tel Aviv University
Frederick, MD, USA and Tel Aviv, Israel

Jason Papin
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Philip E. Bourne
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Founding Editors

Steven E. Brenner
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Michael Eisen
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA


Deputy Editor-in-Chief 

Sebastian Bonhoeffer

ETH Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Deputy Editors 

Mark Alber

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Joel Bader
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA

Niko Beerenwinkel
ETH Zürich
Basel, Switzerland

Kim “Avrama” Blackwell
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University
Fairfax, VA, USA

Nir Ben-Tal

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

Rob J. de Boer
Utrecht University
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Rachel Brem
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Novato, CA, USA

Jörn Diedrichsen
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
London, UK

Wolfgang Einhäuser
Chemnitz, Germany

Arne Elofsson
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Christophe Fraser

University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Lyle J. Graham

Université Paris Descartes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Paris, France

Jason Haugh
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC, USA

Katia Koelle
Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA

Konrad Körding
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Douglas Lauffenburger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA

William Stafford Noble
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA

Uwe Ohler

Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine    
Berlin, Germany    

Burkhard Rost

Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Erik van Nimwegen
Biozentrum, University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Weixiong Zhang

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO, USA

Methods Editors

Thomas Lengauer
Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Saarbrücken, Germany

Mona Singh

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA

Claus C. Hilgetag
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany

Software Editors

Aaron Darling
University of Technology Sydney
Broadway, NSW, Australia

Manja Marz 

Jena, Germany

Kay Nieselt
University of Tübingen
Tübingen, Germany

Mihaela Pertea
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA

Timothée Poisot
Université de Montréal
Montréal, Canada

Andreas Prlić
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA

Dina Schneidman

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Reviews Editor

Ernest Fraenkel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA

Education Editor

B. F. Francis Ouellette
Génome Québec
Montréal, Québec, Canada

ISCB Editor

Olga Troyanskaya

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA   

Topic Pages Editors

Daniel Mietchen
Museum für Naturkunde
Berlin, Germany

Shoshana Wodak

Vlaamse Institute of Biotechnology, Vrije Universitaet
Brussels, Belgium  

Ten Simple Rules Editors

Scott Markel
Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA
San Diego, CA, USA

Fran Lewitter

Whitehead Institute
Cambridge, MA, USA

Associate Editors

Samuel Alizon
Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle (MiVEGEC)
Montpellier, France
Expertise: Evolutionary biology, population biology, epidemiology, within-host dynamics, phylodynamics

Stefano Allesina
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: Theoretical ecology, population dynamics, random matrices, ecological networks

Rustom Antia

Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
Expertise: Theoretical immunology, pathogen-host disease models

Becca Asquith
Imperial College London
London, UK
Expertise: Theoretical immunology

Anand Asthagiri

Northeastern University
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Signaling networks, cell adhesion, multicellular patterning, morphogenesis

Joseph Ayers

Northeastern University
Nahant, MA, USA
Expertise: Neurophysiology, behavior, biomimetics, robotics, synthetic biology

Francesco P. Battaglia

Radboud University
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Expertise: Brain networks and neuronal communication, learning and memory

Daniel A. Beard

The Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Expertise: Physiology, metabolism, biochemical thermodynamics, biophysical chemistry, mass transport

Jeff Beck

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY, USA
Expertise: Neural coding, probabilistic neural computation, bayesian inference, bayesian behavior, multi-sensory integration

Gunnar Blohm

Queen's University
Kingston, ON, Canada
Expertise: Sensory-motor transformation, multi-sensory processing, eye-head-arm movements, 3D/binocular vision,
stochastic systems, adaptation/learning

Elhanan Borenstein

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: Microbiome, metagenomics, systems biology, metabolic modelling

James Briggs
University of Houston
Houston, TX, USA
Expertise: Computational structural biology, computer aided drug design

Daniel Bush
University College London
London, UK
Expertise: Neuroscience, mechanisms and dynamics of spatial learning and memory in the hippocampal formation, electrophysiology, MEG and computational modelling techniques

Kevin Chen
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Expertise: Epigenetics, applied machine learning, evolutionary genomics

Shi-Jie Chen
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, USA
Expertise: Computational structural biology, RNA folding, biophysics of nucleic acids

Kevin Bretonnel Cohen

University of Colorado School of Medicine Denver
Aurora, CO, USA
Expertise: Text mining, natural language processing, BioNLP, NLP

Jean Daunizeau
Brain and Spine Institute (INSERM)
Paris, France
Expertise: Neuroscience, cognition, brain, behaviour, decision making, learning, perception, motivation, EEG, fMRI, network, dynamics, bayes

Scott L. Diamond

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Multi-scale systems, vascular and blood biology, stochastic kinetics, biorheology, reaction-transport systems, signal transduction, microfluidics, and small molecule pharmacology

Roland Dunbrack

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Structural bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, cancer biology

Jonathan Eisen
University of California, Davis 
Davis, CA, USA
Expertise: DNA repair, extremophiles, microbial evolution, genome evolution, phylogenetics

Bard Ermentrout

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Expertise: Mathematical and theoretical neuroscience, mathematical biology, inflammation, nonlinear dynamics

A. Aldo Faisal

Imperial College London
London, UK
Expertise: Computational systems neuroscience, quantitative models of behaviour, neural mechanism of behaviour, noise in the nervous system, machine learning in life sciences, neurotechnology

Matthew Ferrari

The Pennsylvania State University
Expertise: Quantitative modeling and analysis to inform public health policy, ecology of parasites and infectious diseases

Jacquelyn S. Fetrow
Albright College
Reading, PA, USA
Expertise: Protein structure and function, protein function prediction, protein function annotation, functional site analysis

James Gallo

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Pharmacokinetics, biophysics and systems pharmacology, anti-cancer drug development

Samuel J. Gershman
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA
Expertise: Computational cognitive neuroscience, reinforcement learning, decision making and memory

Bert de Groot

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Göttingen, Germany
Expertise: Molecular dynamics, membrane channels, collective dynamics, free energy calculations, molecular recognition

Helmut Grubmüller

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Göttingen, Germany
Expertise: Molecular biophysics, computational biophysics, structural biology

Roderic Guigó
Center for Genomic Regulation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain
Expertise: Gene finding, sequence patterns, splicing, transcription

Boris S Gutkin

Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Superieure
Paris, France
Expertise: Computational neuroscience, neural network dynamics, dynamics of neuronal excitability

Adrian Haith

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Motor control, motor learning, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience

Curtis Huttenhower

Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Microbial communities, human microbiome, applied machine learning, systems biology

Lilia Iakoucheva
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Expertise: Protein interactions and networks, intrinsically disordered proteins, disease bioinformatics

Oleg A. Igoshin
Rice University
Houston, TX, USA
Expertise: Gene-regulatory networks, cell differentiation, bacterial collective motility and self-organization, synthetic biology

Ilya Ioshikhes
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Expertise: Mechanisms of gene regulation: epigenetics, chromatin, promoters,transcription factors, microRNA; sequence analysis

Saad Jbabdi

Oxford University
Oxford, UK
Expertise: Neuroanatomy, neural pathways, structural and functional organisation of the brain at a systems level, neuroimaging

Lars Juhl Jensen
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Expertise: Cell cycle, systems biology, text mining

Maricel Kann
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Translational Bioinformatics, Protein Interactions, Cancer Genomics

Rachel Karchin
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA  
Expertise: Cancer genomics, tumor evolution, genotype-phenotype   

Peter Kasson  

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA  
Expertise: Membrane biophysics, computational biophysics, viral entry, antibiotic resistance, infectious diseases

Alon Keinan
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA
Expertise: Genome-wide association studies, effective population size, genetic drift, natural selection

Ozlem Keskin

Koc University
Istanbul, Turkey
Expertise: Protein structure, function, dynamics, protein-protein interactions

Dan Knights

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Expertise: Microbial genomics, machine learning, metagenomics, genome and sequence analysis, meta-analysis

Natalia Komarova

University of California, Irvine 
Irvine, CA, USA
Expertise: Mathematical biology, modeling of complex social phenomena

Sergei L. Kosakovsky Pond

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
Expertise: Viral evolution, phylogenetics, comparative sequence analysis, statistical methods, algorithm and software design

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit 
Cambridge, UK 
Expertise: Systems and computational neuroscience, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, pattern-information fMRI, visual object recognition

Morgan Langille

Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada
Expertise: Microbiome, metagenomics, microbial evolution, comparative genomics

Peter Latham
University College London
London, UK
Expertise: Neural coding, population coding, network dynamics, attractor networks

Christina S. Leslie

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: RNA interference, gene regulatory networks, genome analysis, oncology

Justin Lessler
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Infectious Disease Dynamics, statistical methods and public health practice

Michael Levitt

Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: Computational structural biology, protein folding, sequences and statistical methods

Jennifer Listgarten
Microsoft Research
Cambridge, MA, USA
Expertise: Applied statistics, machine learning, statistical genetics, linear mixed models, latent variable model

James Lloyd-Smith
University of California, Los Angeles 
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Expertise: Infectious disease dynamics, epidemic modeling, disease ecology, pathogen evolution, emerging infectious diseases

Feilim Mac Gabhann
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Ligand-receptor kinetics, receptor trafficking, multiscale modeling, drug delivery, intracellular signaling

Jakob Macke

Center of Advanced European Studies and Research
Bonn, Germany
Expertise: neural and behavioural data, neural population dynamics, sensory systems, machine learning

Alexander D. MacKerell, Jr.
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Computational biophysics, drug design, molecular dynamics simulations, force field development

Philip K. Maini
Oxford University
Oxford, UK
Expertise: Mathematical modelling in biology and medicine

Costas D. Maranas
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA
Expertise: Reconstruction, analysis and redesign of metabolic networks, computational protein design, systems/synthetic biology

Daniele Marinazzo
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium
Expertise: Statistical methods for neuroimaging data analysis, analysis and modelling of dynamical systems, complex networks, brain connectivity

Florian Markowetz
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: Cancer genomics, tumor evolution, network biology, machine learning

Alison Marsden

Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: Cardiovascular modelling, computational fluid dynamics and fluid structure interaction, paediatric cardiology, coronary artery disease, biomechanics and biofluids, hemodynamics, optimization and uncertainty quantification, computational methods and multi-scale physiology modeling

Marc A. Marti-Renom

CNAG - Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica and CRG - Centre de Regulació Genòmica
Barcelona, Spain
Expertise: Structural computational biology, protein/RNA structure prediction, ligand binding site prediction, chromatin higher-order folding, tropical diseases

Frederick Matsen
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: Computational evolutionary biology, microbial evolution, computational immunology, phylogenetics

Andrew McCulloch

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Expertise: Multi-scale modeling, computational cardiac biophysics and physiology, computational cell physiology

Alice C. McHardy
Heinrich Heine University
Düsseldorf, Germany
Expertise: Metagenomics, Genomics, Viral Evolution, Genotype-Phenotype, High-throughput sequencing 

Martin Meier-Schellersheim

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Expertise: computational biology, biophysics, signalling networks, numerical simulations, reaction-diffusion problems

Christian von Mering

University of Zürich, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Zürich, Switzerland
Expertise: Environmental genomics, microbial ecology, protein networks, proteomics

Satoru Miyano

University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Expertise: Gene networks, computational systems biology, microarray data analysis

Alexandre V. Morozov
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Expertise: Biological physics, chromatin structure and function, molecular evolution, mechanisms of gene regulation

Quaid Morris

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Expertise: Gene expression, machine learning, networks, motif finding, post-transcriptional regulation, cancer

Abigail Morrison

Research Center Jülich
Jülich, Germany
Expertise: Computational neuroscience, neuronal networks, learning, plasticity

Qing Nie
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA, USA
Expertise: Computational systems biology, development, stem cells, gene regulatory networks

Jens Nielsen

Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden
Expertise: Genome-scale metabolic models, yeast systems biology, systems biology of metabolism

Jill X. O’Reilly

Oxford University
Oxford, UK
Expertise: Systems neuroscience, computer models of thought, behaviour and brain activity

Yanay Ofran

Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel
Expertise: Function prediction, protein interaction, immunoinformatics, bioinformatics of disease

Christine Orengo

University College London
London, UK
Expertise: protein structure/sequence analysis, comparative genomics, molecular evolution

Christos A. Ouzounis

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Thessalonica, Greece
Expertise: Comparative genomics, genome databases, metabolic pathways

Mercedes Pascual

University of Chicago    
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: Population dynamics of infectious diseases, ecological networks, theoretical ecology

Bjoern Peters

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
La Jolla, CA, USA
Expertise: Immune recognition, data integration

Teresa Przytycka
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: Systems biology, genotype-phenotype association, gene regulation, molecular structure

Marco Punta
The Institute of Cancer Research
London, UK
Expertise: Protein structure and function prediction, protein databases, membrane proteins, structural genomics, cancer genomics

Predrag Radivojac

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, USA
Expertise: Protein structure and function, post-translational modifications, mutations and disease, tandem mass spectrometry proteomics, machine learning

Christopher V. Rao

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, USA
Expertise: Signaling networks, motility, chemotaxis

Benjamin J. Raphael
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA
Expertise: Cancer genomics, comparative genomics, biological sequence analysis, DNA motif finding

Jennifer Reed

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
Expertise: Systems biology, metabolic networks, regulatory networks, metabolic engineering, symbiosis

Roland Regoes
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Expertise: Population biology of infectious diseases

Isidore Rigoutsos
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Genomics, RNA biogenesis and action, transcription and translation regulation, disease genetics and informatics, motif discovery, retroelements, organism-specific regulation, high-throughput sequencing

Andrey Rzhetsky
University Of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: Text mining, molecular networks, evolution

Jeffrey J. Saucerman

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Expertise: Signaling networks, microscopy, cell dynamics, cardiac physiology

Avner Schlessinger

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: Structural bioinformatics, systems pharmacology, computer-aided drug design

David Searls
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Macromolecular linguistics, pharmacoinformatics, data integration, philosophy of science

Nicola Segata

University of Trento
Trento, Italy
Expertise: Microbial genomics, machine learning, metagenomics, genome and sequence analysis, meta-analysis

Donna Slonim
Tufts University
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Networks, systems biology, pharmacogenomics, disease bioinformatics 

David van der Spoel

University of Uppsala
Uppsala, Sweden
Expertise: Macromolecular complex analysis, plant pathogens, biophysics

Jörg Stelling

ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Expertise: Computational systems biology, network structures and dynamics, circuit design

Kai Tan        

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: Transcriptional regulation, epigenomics, network biology  

Mark Tanaka
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
Expertise: Microbial evolution, molecular epidemiology, model-based statistical inference

Amos Tanay

Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel
Expertise: Epigenetics, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, cancer genome regulation

Frédéric E. Theunissen
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
Expertise: Behavioural and systems neuroscience, auditory physiology, speech perception

Denis Thieffry
Ecole Normale Supérieure
Paris, France
Expertise: Computational systems biology, gene regulation, cell fate specification, logical modelling

Arne Traulsen
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Plön, Germany
Expertise: Evolutionary dynamics, evolutionary game theory, finite populations, group selection, mathematical models for cancer

Greg Tucker-Kellogg

National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
Expertise: Systems biology, genomics, drug discovery and development

Cécile Viboud

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: infectious disease population dynamics, time series analysis, spatial transmission models,
influenza, respiratory viruses, surveillance systems, forecasting

Rebecca Wade
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies and Heidelberg University
Heidelberg, Germany
Expertise: Biomolecular modelling and simulation, protein-ligand interactions  

Edwin Wang

National Research Council Canada and McGill University
Montreal, Canada
Expertise: Systems biology, cancer genomics, personalized medicine, microRNA, network biology, cancer biomarkers, network evolution

Guanghong Wei
Fudan University
Shanghai, China
Expertise: Molecular dynamics simulations, protein folding, protein aggregation, peptide-membrane interaction, peptide-nanoparticle interaction

Claus O. Wilke
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, USA
Expertise: Computational evolutionary biology, virus evolution, protein folding

Lingchong You

Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: Synthetic biology, quantitative biology, antibiotic resistance, cell signalling

Sheng Zhong

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Expertise: Statistical methods, epigenomics, molecular interaction networks, developmental biology


Editorial Advisory Board

Russ Altman

Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

Peer Bork

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Heidelberg, Germany

David Eisenberg

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Karl Friston

University College London
London, UK

Mark Gerstein

Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

Trey Ideker

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA

Roy Kishony

Harvard University
Boston, MA, USA

Eugene Koonin

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Bethesda, MD, USA

Simon Levin

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA

Fran Lewitter

Whitehead Institute
Cambridge, MA, USA

John Mattick
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Andrej Sali

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Chris Sander

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY, USA   

Olaf Sporns

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, USA

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