Editorial Board

Over 120 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

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Philip E. Bourne

National Institutes of Health

Founding Editors

Steven E. Brenner

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Michael Eisen

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Deputy Editors-in-Chief 

Sebastian Bonhoeffer

ETH Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Jason Papin

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Olaf Sporns

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, USA

Deputy Editors 

Mark Alber

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Patricia Babbitt

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

Joel Bader

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA

Niko Beerenwinkel

ETH Zürich
Basel, Switzerland

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

Arne Elofsson

Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Christophe Fraser

Imperial College London
London, UK

Lyle J. Graham

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

Jason Haugh

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC, USA

Konrad Körding

Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, 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 Editor

Thomas Lengauer

Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Saarbrücken, Germany

Software Editors

Paul P. Gardner

University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

Robert Gentleman

South San Francisco, CA, USA

Andreas Prlić

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

Reviews Editor

Ernest Fraenkel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, USA

Education Editor

B. F. Francis Ouellette

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Toronto, Ontario, 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   

Associate Editors

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

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

Nir Ben-Tal

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
Expertise: Protein structure and function, membrane proteins, viral proteins

Carl T. Bergstrom

University of Washington
Santa Fe Institute
Seattle, WA, USA and Santa Fe, NM, USA
Expertise: Evolutionary biology, game theory, bibliometrics, mathematical biology, information theory,
social evolution, disease evolution

Matthias Bethge

University of Tübingen and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Tübingen, Germany
Expertise: Computational Neuroscience, neural coding, image statistics, computational vision, sensory decision making

Kim Avrama Blackwell

George Mason University, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
Fairfax, VA, USA
Expertise: Computational cellular neuroscience, signalling pathways, basal ganglia, calcium dynamics

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

James Briggs

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

Kevin Chen

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Expertise: Small RNAs, 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

Bert de Groot

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

Jean Daunizeau

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

Roland Dunbrack

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

Wolfgang Einhäuser

Philipps-University Marburg
Marburg, Germany
Expertise: Vision, attention, rivalry, pupillometry, theoretical neuroscience

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

Neil M. Ferguson

Imperial College London
London, UK
Expertise: Epidemiology, epidemic modeling, population biology, infectious diseases

Jacquelyn S. Fetrow

University of Richmond
Richmond, VA, USA
Expertise: Protein structure and function, protein function prediction, protein function annotation, functional site analysis

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

Claus C. Hilgetag

University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg University and Boston University
Hamburg, Germany and Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: Analysis and modelling of brain connectivity, brain dynamics, brain architecture and morphology, lesion analyses

Lilia Iakoucheva

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

Ilya Ioshikhes

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

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   

Oslem Keskin

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

Katia Koelle

Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: Infectious disease dynamics, population biology, viral evolution, theoretical ecology

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

Peter Latham

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

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

Dennis Livesay

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, USA
Expertise: Computational structural biology, biophysics, free energy, protein dynamics, electrostatics, functional site prediction, multiple sequence alignment

Feilim Mac Gabhann

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

Alexander D. MacKerell, Jr.

University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD, USA
Expertise: Computational biophysics, drug design, molecular dynamics simulations, force field development

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

Scott Markel

Accelrys (SciTegic R&D)
San Diego, CA, USA
Expertise: Software, sequence analysis, workflow and data pipelining

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

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

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

Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris, France
Expertise: Protein structure and function prediction, protein databases, membrane proteins, structural 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

Jennifer Reed

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

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

Marcel Salathé

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA
Expertise: Social and behavioral dynamics, network epidemiology, infectious disease dynamics

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

Mona Singh

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA
Expertise: Molecular networks, protein interactions, structural bioinformatics

Donna Slonim

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

Jörg Stelling

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

Emad Tajkhorshid

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, USA
Molecular modeling and simulation studies of membranes, membrane proteins, and membrane-associated phenomena

Kai Tan        

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, 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

Denis Thieffry

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

Greg Tucker-Kellogg

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

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

Sheng Zhong

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

Xianghong Jasmine Zhou

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Expertise: Cancer diagnosis, biological networks, data integration

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