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Editorial Board

Members of the PLOS Genetics Editorial Board are representatives of their respective research communities who volunteer their time overseeing peer review and guiding journal direction. 


Gregory S. Barsh
HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology; Stanford University School of Medicine
Huntsville, AL; Stanford, CA, USA

Gregory P. Copenhaver
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Section Editors

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Cancer Genetics

David J. Kwiatkowski
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard
Boston, MA, USA


Wendy A. Bickmore
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit
Edinburgh, UK

John M. Greally
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY, USA


Justin C. Fay
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY, USA

Kelly A. Dyer
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA


Michael P. Epstein
Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
Expertise: statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, human complex disease

Xiaofeng Zhu
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA

Quanjiang Ji
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China

Human Genetic Variation and Disease

Hua Tang
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

Scott M. Williams
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH, USA

Microbial Genetics

Lotte Søgaard-Andersen
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
Marburg, Germany
Expertise: Bacteria and Archaea 

Sean Crosson
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, USA
Expertise: Bacteria and Archaea

Eva H. Stukenbrock
Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Kiel, Germany
Expertise: Fungal and Protists

Geraldine Butler
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Expertise: Fungal and Protists

Plant Genetics

Claudia Köhler
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Potsdam, Germany

Li-Jia Qu
Peking University
Beijing, China


Front Section Editors

Jonathan Flint

University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Front Matter Section Editor

Petra Anne Levin
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MI, USA
Reviews Editor

Christine Queitsch

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Reviews Editor

Thomas Shafee
La Trobe University
Melbourne, Australia
Topic Pages Editor

Associate Editors

A. Aziz Aboobaker

University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
Expertise: regenerative biology, the evolution of development, functional genomics, ageing biology

Devin Absher

HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology
Huntsville, AL, USA
Expertise: human genetics, epigenetics, bioinformatics

Kaveh Ashrafi

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Expertise: analysis of genetic and neuronal circuits of fat and feeding, C. elegans genetics

Karen B. Avraham
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
Expertise: mouse genetics and genomics, epigenetics, human disease, hearing and deafness

David Balding
Melbourne Integrative Genomics
School of BioSciences and School of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Marisa S. Bartolomei
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: mouse genetics, genomic imprinting, mammalian epigenetics

Adam Bass
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: cancer genomics, targeted therapy, gastrointestinal carcinogenesis

David R. Beier
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: mouse genetics, positional cloning, development, mutagenesis, kidney disease

Nicolas Bierne
CNRS and University of Montpellier
Montpellier, France
Expertise: population genetics, marine evolution, hybridization, transmissible cancers

Marnie Blewitt

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Parkville, Australia
Expertise: epigenetic control of gene expression, genomic technologies, genetic screens

Giovanni Bosco

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH, USA
Expertise: chromosome structure/function, epigenetics & transgenerational effects, neurogenetics & behaviour

Jürgen Brosius

University of Münster
Münster, Germany
Expertise: RNomics, phylogenomics, functional genomics

Ken M. Cadigan

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise: Drosophila developmental genetics, cell signaling, gene regulation, transcription factors and chromatin

Susana Campino
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, UK
Expertise: genomics, population genetics, drug and insecticide resistance; Organisms: Plasmodium and other parasites, flavivirus, and vectors like Anopheles and Aedes

Jackson Champer

Peking University
Beijing, China
Expertise: gene drive, genetic engineering, evolutionary modeling

Lin Chen
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: Statistical genetics and genomics, causal inference, integrative genomics analysis, multivariate analysis, missing data

Andrew D. Chisholm
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Expertise: genetics of neuronal and epidermal morphogenesis, C. elegans genetics

Bruce E. Clurman

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: cancer biology, cell cycle control, proteolysis

Gitta Coaker
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, USA
Expertise: plant innate immunity, bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial effectors

Paula Cohen

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA
Expertise: meiosis, mammalian germ cells, reproduction, non-coding RNAs in mammals

Mónica P. Colaiácovo
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: meiosis, germ cells, chromosome structure/function, C. elegans genetics

Maralice Conacci-Sorrell

Department of Cell Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
Expertise: oncogenes, tumor suppressors, metabolic reprograming, tumor metabolism, nucleolar function, cell growth

Frank Conlon
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Expertise: developmental genetics, heart disease, cardiac differentiation

Gregory M. Cooper

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Huntsville, AL, USA
Expertise: human genetics and genomics, genome annotation, clinical genome sequencing, variant interpretation

Heather J. Cordell
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Expertise: statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, biostatistics

Chris Cotsapas
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT, USA
Expertise: complex trait genetics, immune-mediated diseases, genomics

Gregory A. Cox

The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Expertise: neuromuscular disease, mouse genetics, positional cloning

Ankur Dalia

Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, USA
Expertise: bacterial horizontal gene transfer, natural transformation, bacterial signal transduction, type IV pili, Vibrio

Takaaki Daimon

Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan
Expertise: insect physiology and endocrinology, insect development genetics, non-model insects, genome editing, Bombyx mori (silkworm)

Xavier Didelot
University of Warwick
Coventry, UK
Expertise: bacterial population genetics, microbial genomics, infectious disease epidemiology

Anna Di Rienzo

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: population genetics, genetics of gene expression, pharmacogenetics

Aimee M. Dudley
Pacific Northwest Research Institute
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: yeast, genetics, genomics

Susan K. Dutcher
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, USA
ExpertiseChlamydomonas genetics, ciliary and basal body biology, cytoskeleton, positional cloning, chloroplast genetics

John Ewer
Universidad de Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile
Expertise: insect circadian rhythms, insect endocrinology, neurogenetics

Cédric Feschotte

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA
Expertise: mobile genetic elements, evolutionary genomics, genetic novelty, non-coding RNA and DNA

Aleksandra Filipovska

The University of Western Australia
Nedlands, Australia
Expertise: mitochondrial biology, RNA-binding proteins, gene expression, RNA metabolism, protein synthesis

Anthony B. Firulli
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Expertise: cardiac development, bHLH factors, transcription

Wayne N. Frankel, Founding Editor

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: genetics of epilepsy, neurogenetics, complex traits

Matthew L. Freedman

Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Broad Institute
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: complex trait analysis, functional interpretation of inherited variation, epigenetics

Michael Freitag

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, USA
Expertise: chromatin, epigenetics, fungal genetics

Jingyuan Fu
University of Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands
Expertise: systems genetics, integrative genomics, microbiome

Danielle A. Garsin

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX, USA
Expertise: prokaryotic genetics and gene regulation, C. elegans stress and pathogen responses, model systems of infection

Ronald B. Gartenhaus

VCU Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, VA, USA
Expertise: translation, non-coding RNAs, hematologic malignancies

Santhosh Girirajan
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA
Expertise: human genetics and genomics, genetic interactions, model systems for developmental disorders

Takashi Gojobori

National Institute of Genetics
Mishima, Japan
Expertise: evolutionary genetics, population genetics, bioinformatics, genomics-oriented human genetics

Dmitry Gordenin
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: genome stability, DNA repair and replication, mutagenesis in cancer

Henry T. Greely

Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding health law and the biosciences

Mathilde Grelon

Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA de Versailles
Versailles, France
Expertise: meiosis, recombination, plant biology

Martien A. M. Groenen
Wageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Expertise: domestic animals, genome evolution, genome assembly, comparative genomics, complex traits, genome variation

Sarah Hake

University of California Berkeley
Albany, CA, USA
Expertise: maize genetics, plant development, plant biology

Bruce A. Hamilton

University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Expertise: neurogenetics, mouse models, modifier genes

Peter Hammerman

Cambridge, MA, USA
Expertise: lung, head and neck cancer genetics, experimental therapeutics, tumor immune microenvironment

Anne C. Hart
Brown University
Providence, RI, USA
ExpertiseC. elegans, neuroscience, behavior

Gaiti Hasan
National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR
Bengaluru, India
Expertise: neurogenetics, cell signaling, Drosophila

R. Scott Hawley

Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, MO, USA
Expertise: meiosis, chromosome pairing, chromosome segregation, mutant screens and mutational analysis in Drosophila, mitosis, chromosome structure

Lin He

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
Expertise: microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs and mouse models

Joseph Heitman
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: fungal genetics, microbial pathogenesis, sexual reproduction and sex determination

Ian Henderson

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: meiosis, epigenetics, recombination

Ville I. Hietakangas
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Expertise: nutrient sensing, energy metabolism, growth control, stem cell biology, Drosophila genetics

Anita K. Hopper

Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA
Expertise: tRNA biology, nucleus/cytoplasm exchange, yeast genetics

Diarmaid Hughes
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
Expertise: prokaryotic genetics, infectious disease, antibiotic resistance, evolution

Kent W. Hunter
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: mouse quantitative genetics, cancer genetics, breast cancer, metastasis susceptibility

Jean-René Huynh

Collège de France CNRS
Paris, France
ExpertiseDrosophila, meiosis, chromosome dynamics, germarium

Javier E. Irazoqui
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA, USA
ExpertiseC. elegans stress and pathogen responses, model systems of infection, intestinal and mucosal infection and inflammation, gene regulation in phagocytes, mouse innate immunity

Sudha K. Iyengar

Case Western University
Cleveland, OH, USA
Expertise: genomics of disorders with complex inheritance, ocular diseases, speech and language disorders

Hongbin Ji

Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Shanghai, China
Expertise: mouse genetics, lung tumorigenesis, cancer plasticity, metastasis, targeted therapy

Sue Jinks-Robertson

Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: homologous recombination, mutagenesis, yeast genetics

Marcel Kool
Hopp-Children's Cancer Center KiTZ and German Cancer Research Center DKFZ
Heidelberg, Germany
Expertise: pediatric brain tumors, (epi)genomics, pediatric brain tumor model systems

Artyom Kopp

University of California Davis
Davis, CA, California
Expertise: evolution of development, evolutionary genetics, developmental genetics

Achim Kramer

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Expertise: circadian biology, transcriptional regulation, posttranslational mechanisms

Zoltán Kutalik

University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Expertise: statistical genetics, association studies, Mendelian randomisation

Nils-Göran Larsson

Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden
Expertise: mitochondria, mitochondrial DNA/mtDNA, aging

Tosso Leeb
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
Expertise: domestic animals, monogenic traits, coat color

Mingyao Li

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: single-cell genomics, spatial transcriptomics, statistical genetics

Yun Li
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Expertise: statistical genomics, chromatin 3D organization, single cell genomics, spatial transcriptomics

Michael Lichten
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD, USA
Expertise: meiosis

Jiandie Lin
University of Michigan Life Sciences
Michigan, MI, USA
Expertise: metabolic disease, signaling, liver biology

Xiaorong Lin
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
Expertise: sexual reproduction, dimorphism, fungal infection

Fanxin Long

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: bone metabolism, genetics of skeleton, developmental signals

Bingwei Lu

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: neurodegenerative disease modeling in Drosophila, developmental neurobiology, neural stem cells

Harmit S. Malik
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: eukaryotic mobile elements and host defenses, heterochromatin, molecular evolution, multigene families

Jonathan Marchini
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: association mapping, statistical methods, human complex disease, population structure

Ivan Matic
Université Paris Descartes, INSERM U1001
Paris, France
Expertise: prokaryotic genetics, recombination, DNA repair, mutagenesis, evolution, infectious diseases

Rodney Mauricio
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
Expertise: plant population genetics, plant ecological genetics, genetic basis of complex traits

Michael T. McManus

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Expertise: RNA expression arrays, mouse transgenics, mechanisms of small RNA biology

Eric A. Miska

The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: non-coding RNA, epigenetics and genome stability

Aaron P. Mitchell
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
Expertise: fungal genetics, Candida, transcription, biofilm, gene regulation, stress response

Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
Vienna, Austria
Expertise: plant epigenetics, nucleus and chromatin, DNA repair

Cecilia Moens 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: zebrafish genetics, neural development, planar cell polarity

Gloria K. Muday

Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Expertise: control of gene expression, plant hormone signaling, plant development genetics

Mary C. Mullins
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: zebrafish genetics, positional cloning, developmental genetics

Stefan Mundlos

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Berlin, Germany
Expertise: human genetics of developmental disorders, gene regulation, disease mechanisms

Coleen T. Murphy
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA
Expertise: C. elegans, aging/longevity, genomics

Amanda J. Myers

University of Miami
Miami, FL, USA
Expertise: human complex disease, gene mapping, genomics, expression analysis, proteomics

Jeremy Nance
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: cell polarity, morphogenesis, gastrulation

Anne O’Donnell-Luria

Boston Children’s Hospital and The Broad Institute
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: human syndromes & phenotypes, variant interpretation, genomics, epigenetics

Joseph Opferman

St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN, USA
Expertise: apoptosis, mitochondrial function, hematological malignancies

Harry T. Orr
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Expertise: mammalian genetics, neurodegeneration, triplet repeat diseases

Subba R. Palli 
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA
Expertise: insect developmental genetics, functional genomics, genome editing

Kai Papenfort

University of Jena
Jena, Germany
Expertise: post-transcriptional gene regulation, small RNAs, RNA binding proteins, microbial communication 

Bret Payseur

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
Expertise: evolution of extreme phenotypes, genetic recombination, speciation, population genomics

Christopher E. Pearson

The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Expertise: disease-associated repeat instability, DNA replication, repair, recombination, mutagenesis, epigenetics

Norbert Perrimon

Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Boston, MA, USA
ExpertiseDrosophila developmental genetics, signal transduction

Steven Petrou

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Melbourne, Australia
Expertise: neurogenetics, electrophysiology, epilepsy, in vivo and in vitro genetic models

Vincent Plagnol
Genomics plc
Oxford, UK
Expertise: rare disease genetics, association studies, transcriptomics, circulating DNA

Tiancong Qi

School of Life Sciences
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Expertise: plant-bacteria interactions, effector-triggered immunity, pathogen effectors

Tim Reddy
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: human genetics, genomics, epigenetics, gene regulation, computational biology, nuclear receptors

Lynn M. Riddiford

University of Washington
Friday Harbor Laboratories
Friday Harbor, WA, USA
Expertise: insect endocrinology, metamorphosis, evolution of metamorphosis, ecdysone, juvenile hormone, Drosophila, Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm), Thermobia domestica (firebrat), crustacean endocrinology, Drosphila neurodevelopment

Gordon Robertson
BC Cancer Agency
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Expertise: cancer genomics, small RNAs, regulatory networks/regulons

Pascale Romby
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Expertise: bacteria, post-transcriptional regulation, regulatory RNAs

Mikkel H. Schierup

University of Aarhus
Aarhus, Denmark
Expertise: molecular evolution, comparative genomics, population genetics

Robert Schneider

Institute of Functional Epigenetics
Munich, Germany
Expertise: chromatin biochemistry, histone modifications, epigenetics

Liliane Schoofs

KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
Expertise: neuropeptides, G protein-coupled receptors, learning and memory, reproduction

Dirk Schübeler

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basel, Switzerland
Expertise: DNA methylation, chromatin structure, genomics approaches to studying transcriptional regulation

Benjamin Schwessinger

Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Expertise: fungal genetics / genomics, plant genomics, plant immunity, genome evolution, effector biology, rust fungi, wheat

Hamish S. Scott
Centre for Cancer Biology, SA Pathology
Adelaide, Australia
Expertise: genomics, cancer genetics, epigenetics

Licia Selleri
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Expertise: organogenesis, transcription factors, transcriptional control of morphogenesis

Anna Selmecki

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Expertise: Aneuploidy, Polyploidy, and copy number variation (CNV) in yeast and fungi, Antifungal drug resistance, Genome Plasticity in fungi, Structural variants in fungi, Human fungal pathogen genetics / genomics

Tricia R. Serio

The University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Amherst, MA, USA
Expertise: prions, protein misfolding, chaperones

Bertrand Servin
Toulouse, France
Expertise: domestic animals, population genetics, quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, recombination

Aimee Shen
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: clostridial genetics, sporulation, spore germination, cell biology, phenotypic heterogeneity, epigenetics

Julie H. Simpson

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Expertise: Drosophila, neural circuits, behavior, sensory motor integration, neurogenetics

Giorgio Sirugo

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: human genetics, medical genetics, genetic susceptibility to infectious disease

Tanja Slotte

Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden
Expertise: plants, population genomics, plant mating system evolution, supergenes

Michael Snyder

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: yeast and human genomics and proteomics, chromosome segregation, morphogenesis, cell cycle

Yan Song 
Peking University
Beijing, China
Expertise: neural stem cells, cell fate decisions, Drosophila

Nathan M. Springer
Bayer Crop Sciences
St. Paul, MN, USA
Expertise: plant genetics, epigenetics, imprinting, structural genomic variation

Barbara Stranger

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Expertise: genetics of gene expression, genomics, complex trait genetics

Lisa Stubbs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, USA
Expertise: mammalian genetics, comparative genomics, genome evolution, gene regulation

Yousin Suh

Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: functional genomics, longevity, (epi)genetic variants in human aging and disease

Beth A. Sullivan
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
Expertise: chromosome biology, mitosis, chromatin organization, epigenetics

Christopher Sullivan

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, USA
Expertise: (Mammalian) virology as it relates to host response to infection, cytokines, RNA interference, microRNAs, and noncoding RNA

Lorraine S. Symington
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: DNA repair, homologous recombination, genome integrity

Man-Wah Tan
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Expertise: host-pathogen interactions, bacterial genetics, innate immunity

Zhixi Tian
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China
Expertise: plants, genetics, genomics

Sarah A. Tishkoff

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Expertise: human evolution, human genomics, natural selection (or adaptation)

David P. Toczyski

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA
Expertise: yeast, the DNA damage checkpoint, cell cycle regulation

Jessica Tollkuhn

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
Expertise: Animal social behavior, neurodevelopmental disorders, epigenetics, DNA modification

Aleksandra Trifunovic
University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany
Expertise: mitochondrial stress responses, mitochondrial genetics, C. elegans, mouse models

Bas van Steensel
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Expertise: chromosome biology, chromatin genomics, nuclear lamina, bioinformatics

Jan-Willem Veening
University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
ExpertiseStreptococcus pneumoniae, bacterial genetics, gene regulation, competence development, bacterial cell cycle, antibiotic resistance

Hongyan Wang 
Duke-NUS Medical School
Singapore, Singapore
Expertise: neural stem cells, nervous system development, neurological diseases

 Jue D. Wang
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, USA
Expertise: prokaryotic genetics, bacterial stress response, cellular conflicts

Pablo Wappner

Instituto Leloir and School of Exact and Natural Sciences
University of Buenoes Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Expertise: Drosophila genetics and cell biology, mechanisms of adaptation to stress conditions, cell signalling during development

Melissa Wasserstein

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY, USA
Expertise: medical genetics, inborn errors of metabolism

Christine A. Wells
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
Expertise: natural variation, genomics and transcriptomics, innate immunity

Andrew O. M. Wilkie
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
Expertise: genetics of craniofacial and limb development, mechanisms of mutation, molecular pathophysiology

Michael Worobey

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, USA
Expertise: virus, phylogenetics, molecular evolution

Xia Yang

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Expertise: genomics, multi-omics, systems biology, cardiometabolic diseases

Fengwei Yu

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Singapore, Singapore
Expertise: neuronal remodeling in Drosophila, axon/dendrite pruning, dendrite morphogenesis, neurodegeneration

Hao Yu
National University of Singapore and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Singapore, Singapore
Expertise: plant functional genomics, plant reproductive development, phytohormone signaling

Mihaela Zavolan
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland
Expertise: computational biology, miRNAs, polyadenylation

Hongbing Zhang
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College
Beijing, China
Expertise: genomics, metabolism, and targeted therapy of mouse and human liver cancer, endometrial cancer, tuberous sclerosis complex, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, LKB1, TSC1, TSC2, PTEN, AKT, mTOR, β-catenin, Kras, Notch, autophagy, glycolysis

Jianzhi Zhang
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise: molecular evolution, genome evolution, evolutionary systems biology

Zhiwu Zhang
Washington State University
Pullman, WA, USA
Expertise: Genome Wide Association Study, Genomic Prediction, Genomic Selection, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence

Jin-Qiu Zhou

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai, China
Expertise: telomeres/telomerase, cellular ageing, yeast epigenetics

Xiang Zhou

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise: Statistical methods, machine learning, computational methods, GWAS, single cell, spatial transcriptomics

Consulting Editors

Xuemei Chen
University of California Riverside
Riverside, CA, USA
Expertise: small RNAs, epigenetics, plant development

Vivian G. Cheung

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise: human genetics, genomics, genetics of gene expression

Andrew G. Clark

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA
Expertise: adaptive variation in natural populations, population genetics, evolution, genetic basis of complex disease

Claude Desplan
New York University
New York, NY, USA
Expertise: pattern formation in insect development

Greg Gibson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA, USA
Expertise: natural variation, model organism association studies, microarray analysis, gene expression profiling

James E. Haber
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA, USA
Expertise: yeast genetics, recombination, DNA repair, replication

Hopi Hoekstra
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA
Expertise: population genetics, evolutionary genomics, genetic basis of adaptation in vertebrates

Marshall S. Horwitz

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Expertise: human genetics, cancer genetics, mutagenesis

Nicole King
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
Expertise: cell and developmental biology, choanoflagellates, evolution

Jeannie T. Lee

Massachusetts General Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Boston, MA, USA
Expertise: noncoding RNA, gene silencing, heterochromatin, sex chromosome biology, imprinting, transgenerational inheritance

Trudy F. C. Mackay

Clemson University
Clemson, SC, USA
Expertise: complex trait genetics, QTL mapping, LD mapping, evolutionary genetics

Dmitri A. Petrov

Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Expertise: inference of evolutionary patterns from molecular data, genome evolution, molecular population genetics, eukaryotic transposable elements

Wolf Reik
The Babraham Institute
Cambridge, UK
Expertise: mammalian epigenetics, DNA methylation, epigenetic reporgramming

Susan M. Rosenberg

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA
Expertise: molecular mechanisms of genome instability in evolution, antibiotic resistance, cancer, E. coli, functional systems biology, synthetic biology

Patrick S. Schnable

Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA
Expertise: plant/crop genetics and genomics, cytoplasmic male sterility, meiotic recombination, heterosis

Peter M. Visscher

Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Brisbane, Australia
Expertise: quantitative genetics, methods in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology, complex disease genetics