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PLOS Genetics Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

Gregory S. Barsh
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, USA
E-mail: gbarsh [at] plos.org
Gregory P. Copenhaver
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, USA
E-mail: gcopenhaver [at] plos.org

Section Editors

Wendy A. Bickmore
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit
Edinburgh, UK
Epigenetics
William F. Burkholder
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
Singapore, Singapore
Prokaryotic Genetics
Carlos D. Bustamante
Stanford University
Stanford, USA
Evolution
Josep Casadesús
Universidad de Sevilla
Sevilla, Spain
Prokaryotic Genetics
Greg Gibson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, USA
Gene Expression Profiling
Natural Variation
Hopi E. Hoekstra
Harvard University
Cambridge, USA
Evolution
Marshall S. Horwitz
University of Washington
Seattle, USA
Cancer Genetics
Nicole King
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, USA
Evolution
Peter McKinnon
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, USA
Cancer Genetics
Wolf Reik
The Babraham Institute
Cambridge, UK
Epigenetics
Scott M. Williams
Dartmouth College
Hanover, USA
Natural Variation

Interviews Editor

Jane Gitschier
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA

Reviews Editors

Elizabeth M. C. Fisher
University College London
London, UK
Susan M. Rosenberg
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, USA

Associate Editors

Gonçalo R. Abecasis
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, USA
human complex disease: genetic mapping, computational and statistical tools
A. Aziz Aboobaker
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
regenerative biology, the evolution of development, functional genomics, ageing biology
Mark Achtman
University of Warwick
Coventry, UK
genetically monomorphic bacterial pathogens, microbial phylogeography, comparisons of microbial genomes
Julie Ahringer
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
chromatin, epigenetics, transcription, genomics, C. elegans
Joshua M. Akey
University of Washington
Seattle, USA
population genetics, genome evolution, genomics
Asifa Akhtar
Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology
Freiburg, Germany
dosage compensation, chromatin and transcription, epigenetics
David B. Allison
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, USA
obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, and statistical and research methodology
Kaveh Ashrafi
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA
analysis of genetic and neuronal circuits of fat and feeding, C. elegans genetics
Marisa S. Bartolomei
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA
mouse genetics, genomic imprinting, mammalian epigenetics
David J. Begun
University of California Davis
Davis, USA
population genetics, evolutionary genetics, evolutionary genomics
David R. Beier
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Seattle, USA
mouse genetics, positional cloning, development, mutagenesis, kidney disease
Kirsten Bomblies
Harvard University
Cambridge, USA
genome evolution, evolutionary genetics, plant genetics
Jürgen Brosius
University of Münster
Münster, Germany
RNomics, phylogenomics, functional genomics
Geraldine Butler
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
fungal genetics, comparative fungal genomics, molecular evolution
Giacomo Cavalli
Institut de Génétique Humaine, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Montpellier, France
polycomb, trithorax, 3D chromosome organization
Xuemei Chen
University of California Riverside
Riverside, USA
small RNAs, epigenetics, plant development
Vivian G. Cheung
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA
human genetics, genomics, genetics of gene expression
Andrew D. Chisholm
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, USA
genetics of neuronal and epidermal morphogenesis, C. elegans genetics
Bruce E. Clurman
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, USA
cancer biology, cell cycle control, proteolysis
Graham Coop
University of California Davis
Davis, USA
population genetics, evolutionary genetics, human genetics
Chris Cotsapas
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, USA
complex trait genetics, immune-mediated diseases, genomics
Gregory A. Cox
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, USA
neuromuscular disease, mouse genetics, positional cloning
Claude Desplan
New York University
New York, USA
pattern formation in insect development
Anna Di Rienzo
University of Chicago
Chicago, USA
population genetics, genetics of gene expression, pharmacogenetics
Susan K. Dutcher
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, USA
Chlamydomonas genetics, ciliary and basal body biology, cytoskeleton, positional cloning, chloroplast genetics
Justin C. Fay
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, USA
yeast genetics, genome evolution, population genetics
Cédric Feschotte
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, USA
mobile genetic elements, evolutionary genomics, genetic novelty, non-coding RNA and DNA
Jonathan Flint
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
complex trait genetics (mouse and human), QTL analysis, behavioral genetics, psychiatric genetics
Wayne N. Frankel, Founding Editor
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, USA
genetics of epilepsy, neurogenetics, complex traits
Danielle A. Garsin
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, USA
prokaryotic genetics and gene regulation, C. elegans stress and pathogen responses, model systems of infection
Takashi Gojobori
National Institute of Genetics
Mishima, Japan
evolutionary genetics, population genetics, bioinformatics, genomics-oriented human genetics
John M. Greally
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, USA
epigenomics, cancer, type II diabetes mellitus, ageing and environmental influences on the epigenome
Henry T. Greely
Stanford Law School
Stanford, USA
legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding health law and the biosciences
Mathilde Grelon
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA de Versailles
Versailles, France
meiosis, recombination, plant biology
H. Leighton Grimes
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, USA
hematologic malignancies, microRNA, transcription factors
Bruce A. Hamilton
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, USA
neurogenetics, mouse models, modifier genes
R. Scott Hawley
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, USA
meiosis, chromosome pairing, chromosome segregation, mutant screens and mutational analysis in Drosophila, mitosis, chromosome structure
Lin He
The University of California Berkely
Berkely, USA
microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs and mouse models
Joseph Heitman
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, USA
fungal genetics, microbial pathogenesis, sexual reproduction and sex determination
Diarmaid Hughes
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
prokaryotic genetics, infectious disease, antibiotic resistance, evolution
Kent W. Hunter
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, USA
mouse quantitative genetics, cancer genetics, breast cancer, metastasis susceptibility
Sue Jinks-Robertson
Duke University
Durham, USA
homologous recombination, mutagenesis, yeast genetics
Tetsuji Kakutani
National Institute of Genetics
Mishima, Japan
plant epigenetics, DNA methylation, heterochromatin
Daniel B. Kearns
Indiana University
Bloomington, USA
prokaryotic genetics, motility and multicellular behavior, cell biology, epigenetics and heterogeneous gene expression
Stuart K. Kim
Stanford University
Stanford, USA
genomics, systems biology, C. elegans genetics, aging
Artyom Kopp
University of California Davis
Davis, California
evolution of development, evolutionary genetics, developmental genetics
Achim Kramer
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany
circadian biology, transcriptional regulation, posttranslational mechanisms
Leonid Kruglyak
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, USA
genetic variation and disease, genomics, gene expression (human, dogs, yeast)
Nils-Göran Larsson
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
Cologne, Germany
mitochondria, mitochondrial DNA/mtDNA, aging
Suzanne M. Leal
Baylor College of Medicine
Boston, USA
methods in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology, population and family-based association studies, linkage analysis
Jeannie T. Lee
Massachusetts General Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Boston, USA
noncoding RNA, gene silencing, heterochromatin, sex chromosome biology, imprinting, transgenerational inheritance
Tosso Leeb
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
domestic animals, monogenic traits, coat color
Michael Lichten
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, USA
meiosis, recombination, chromosome structure/function
Jason D. Lieb
University of Chicago
Chicago, USA
genomics, chromatin, transcription
Bingwei Lu
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, USA
neurodegenerative disease modeling in Drosophila, developmental neurobiology, neural stem cells
Hiten D. Madhani
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA
control of gene expression, signaling, yeast
Nancy Maizels
University of Washington
Seattle, USA
immunoglobulin genes, genomic instability, repair and mutagenesis mechanisms
Harmit S. Malik
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, USA
eukaryotic mobile elements and host defenses, heterochromatin, molecular evolution, multigene families
Susan E. Mango
Harvard University
Cambridge, USA
C. elegans genetics, promoter analysis, genomics, organogenesis and development, epithelium formation
Jonathan Marchini
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
association mapping, statistical methods, human complex disease, population structure
Ivan Matic
Université Paris Descartes, INSERM U1001
Paris, France
prokaryotic genetics, recombination, DNA repair, mutagenesis, evolution, infectious diseases
Rodney Mauricio
University of Georgia
Athens, USA
plant population genetics, plant ecological genetics, genetic basis of complex traits
Mark I. McCarthy
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
diabetes, obesity, and metabolic disease, genetic mapping, genetics of complex diseases
John M. McDowell
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, USA
plant-pathogen interactions, plant genetics, functional genomics
Michael T. McManus
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA
RNA expression arrays, mouse transgenics, mechanisms of small RNA biology
Gil McVean
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
evolutionary biology, population genetics
Eric A. Miska
The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
non-coding RNA, epigenetics and genome stability
Mary C. Mullins
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA
zebrafish genetics, positional cloning, developmental genetics
Stefan Mundlos
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Berlin, Germany
human genetics of developmental disorders, gene regulation, disease mechanisms
Amanda J. Myers
University of Miami
Miami, USA
human complex disease, gene mapping, genomics, expression analysis, proteomics
Michael W. Nachman
University of Arizona
Tucson, USA
population genetics, evolutionary genetics, speciation, adaptation
Harry T. Orr
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, USA
mammalian genetics, neurodegeneration, triplet repeat diseases
Bret A. Payseur
University of Wisconsin
Madison, USA
complex trait genetics, evolutionary genetics, evolutionary genomics, population genetics
Christopher E. Pearson
The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
disease-associated repeat instability, DNA replication, repair, recombination, mutagenesis, epigenetics
Norbert Perrimon
Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Boston, USA
Drosophila developmental genetics, signal transduction
Steven Petrou
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Melbourne, Australia
Neurogenetics, Electrophysiology, Epilepsy, In vivo and in vitro genetic models
Dmitri A. Petrov
Stanford University
Stanford, USA
inference of evolutionary patterns from molecular data, genome evolution, molecular population genetics, eukaryotic transposable elements
Craig S. Pikaard
Indiana University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Bloomington, USA
RNA-mediated gene silencing, epigenetics, RNA polymerases, transcription
Sharon E. Plon
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, USA
genetic susceptibility to cancer, genomic instability, medical genetics, neurocutaneous disorders
Jonathan K. Pritchard
Stanford University
Stanford, USA
population genetics, human population structure, association mapping
Li-Jia Qu
Peking University
Beijing, China
plant gametogenesis, leaf development, transcription factors
Bing Ren
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California San Diego
La Jolla, USA
epigenomics, eukaryotic transcription, embryonic stem cells
Paul M. Richardson
Progentech
Emeryville, USA
microbial genomics, sequencing technology
Derry C. Roopenian
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, USA
immunogenetics, mouse genetics
Susan M. Rosenberg
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, USA
prokaryotic genetics, genome instability, mutagenesis, DNA repair, recombination, evolution
Mikkel H. Schierup
University of Aarhus
Aarhus, Denmark
molecular evolution, comparative genomics, population genetics
Patrick S. Schnable
Iowa State University
Ames, USA
plant/crop genetics and genomics, cytoplasmic male sterility, meiotic recombination, heterosis
Robert Schneider
IGBMC
Strasbourg, France
chromatin biochemistry, histone modifications, epigenetics
Liliane Schoofs
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
neuropeptides, G protein-coupled receptors, learning and memory, reproduction
Nicholas J. Schork
University of California, San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, USA
the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases, computational and statistical tools
Dirk Schübeler
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basel, Switzerland
DNA methylation, chromatin structure, genomics approaches to studying transcriptional regulation
Hamish S. Scott
Centre for Cancer Biology, SA Pathology
Adelaide, Australia
genomics, cancer genetics, epigenetics
Jeff Sekelsky
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, USA
meiosis, recombination, DNA repair
Tricia R. Serio
Brown University
Providence, USA
prions, protein misfolding, chaperones
Michael Snyder
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, USA
yeast and human genomics and proteomics, chromosome segregation, morphogenesis, cell cycle
Lotte Søgaard-Andersen
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
Marburg, Germany
prokaryotic genetics, polarity, cell cycle regulation, motility, development
Nancy B. Spinner
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, USA
medical genetics, copy number variation, notch signaling in disease
Nathan M. Springer
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, USA
plant genetics, epigenetics, imprinting, structural genomic variation
John D. Storey
Princeton University
Princeton, USA
gene expression, computational and statistical tools, integrative genomics
Barbara Stranger
University of Chicago
Chicago, USA
genetics of gene expression, genomics, complex trait genetics
Lisa Stubbs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, USA
mammalian genetics, comparative genomics, genome evolution, gene regulation
Beth A. Sullivan
Duke University
Durham, USA
chromosome biology, mitosis, chromatin organization, epigenetics
Paul H. Taghert
Washington University Medical School
St. Louis, USA
circadian biology, G protein-coupled receptor signaling, neuroendocrine cell biology
Man-Wah Tan
Genentech
South San Francisco, USA
host-pathogen interactions, bacterial genetics, innate immunity
David P. Toczyski
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA
yeast, the DNA damage checkpoint, cell cycle regulation
Bas van Steensel
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
chromosome biology, chromatin genomics, nuclear lamina, bioinformatics
Patrick H. Viollier
University of Geneva Medical School
Geneva, Switzerland
prokaryotic genetics, cell division, polarity, motility, developmental transcription
Bruce Walsh
University of Arizona
Tucson, USA
quantitative genetics, complex traits, evolution
Christine A. Wells
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
natural variation, genomics and transcriptomics, innate immunity
Emma Whitelaw
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Brisbane, Australia
epigenetics, mouse genetics, transcription
Andrew O. M. Wilkie
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
genetics of craniofacial and limb development, mechanisms of mutation, molecular pathophysiology
Michael Worobey
University of Arizona
Tucson, USA
virus, phylogenetics, molecular evolution
Hao Yu
National University of Singapore and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Singapore, Singapore
plant functional genomics, plant reproductive development, phytohormone signaling
Eleftheria Zeggini
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Hinxton, United Kingdom
complex disease, statistical genetics, association studies
Jianzhi Zhang
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, USA
molecular evolution, genome evolution, evolutionary systems biology
Jin-Qiu Zhou
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai, China
telomeres/telomerase, cellular ageing, yeast epigenetics

Consulting Editors

Andrew G. Clark
Cornell University
Ithaca, USA
adaptive variation in natural populations, population genetics, evolution, genetic basis of complex disease
Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis
University of Geneva Medical School
Geneva, Switzerland
population genomics, functional variation, gene expression
Anne C. Ferguson-Smith
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
mammalian developmental genetics and epigenetics, comparative genomics, gene regulation
James M. Ford
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, USA
cancer genetics, mammalian DNA repair, tumor suppressor genes
Michel Georges
University of Liège
Liège, Belgium
complex traits, QTL mapping, epigenetics
David S. Guttman
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
bacterial evolutionary genetics, evolution of virulence and host specificity, comparative genomics
James E. Haber
Brandeis University
Waltham, USA
yeast genetics, recombination, DNA repair, replication
Nicholas Katsanis
Duke University
Durham, USA
ciliary structure and function, oligogenic inheritance, morphogenetic signaling
Trudy F. C. Mackay
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, USA
complex trait genetics, QTL mapping, LD mapping, evolutionary genetics
Veronica van Heyningen
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit
Edinburgh, UK
developmental genetics, human disease and mutational mechanisms, regulation of gene expression, genomic organisation, model organisms, gene-environment interactions
Peter M. Visscher
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Brisbane, Australia
quantitative genetics, methods in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology, complex disease genetics