Pathogens — Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Lawrence S. Young
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
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Interests: viral oncology; virus latency; viral immunology; gene therapy; herpesviruses; papillomaviruses; adenoviruses
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Editorial Board

Dr. David J Allen
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
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Interests: virology; enteric viruses; norovirus; rotavirus; enterovirus; virus surveillance; virus emergence and evolution; antigenic change; molecular epidemiology; public health virology; virus diagnostics; emerging viruses
Prof. Dr. Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello
Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Interests: Tree-biotic interactions, chemical and molecular ecology, invasive pathogens
Dr. Matthias Brock
School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: nutrient acquisition and metabolism; bioluminescence imaging; infection models; fungal pathogens; virulence determinants; secondary metabolite production
Dr. Christopher C. Broder
Department of Microbiology and Immunology B4106, Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
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Interests: Virus-host cell interactions; enveloped virus entry, viral glycoprotein structure and function and virus receptors; viral vaccine and therapeutics development; HIV, paramyxoviruses, emerging viruses, henipaviruses - Nipah and Hendra, filoviruses - Ebola and Marburg, Australian Bat Lyssavirus; membrane fusion; animal models; Filoviruses
Prof. Dr. Reto Brun
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstr. 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
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Prof. Dr. Lee Ann Campbell
Department of Global Health, UW Harborview Medical Center Box 359931, 325 Ninth Ave , Seattle, Washington, USA
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Interests: Chlamydia; Host-pathogen Interactions; Infection and Cardiovascular Disease; Glycosylation; Bacterial Pathogenesis; STDs
Prof. Kris Chadee
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Interests: parasite pathogenesis; innate host defense; gut immunology
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Host-Parasite Interactions
Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree
Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
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Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
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Special Issue in Cancers: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue in Pathogens: Gut Microbiome
Special Issue in Toxins: H. pylori Virulence Factors in the Induction of Gastric Cancer
Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Donelli
Microbial Biofilm Laboratory (LABIM), IRCCS "Fondazione Santa Lucia", Via Ardeatina 306, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Interests: microbiology; microbial biofilms; healthcare-associated infections; biomaterial-associated infections; role of toxins and other virulence factors in microbial pathogenesis
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Biofilm-Based Nosocomial Infections
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Microbial Biofilms and Human Infections
Prof. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz
Department of Plant Pathology, Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583 USA
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Interests: Plant-virus interactions, particularly antiviral RNA silencing, viral RNA replication and their interconnections
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Special Issue on Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Prof. Dr. William C. Gause
Department of Medicine, Center for Immunity and Inflammation, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB, Room F-607D, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
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Interests: immunology; infectious disease; parasitic infections; Th2-based immune responses; Co-stimulatory molecules;Ag-specific T cell development; application of imaging technology; interleukin-4; interleukin-13; pathogenic mechanisms
Prof. Dr. Paolo Gonthier
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences University of Torino, Grugliasco, Italy
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Interests: forest pathology; molecular ecology; invasive plant pathogens; fungal epidemiology; forest decline
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Special Issue in Forests: Forest Pathology and Plant Health
Dr. Jean-Pierre Gorvel
Centre d'immunologie de Marseille Luminy, Case 906, 13288 Marseille, CEDEX 09, France
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Interests: intracellular pathogens; membrane trafficking; immune response; brucella; salmonella; mycobacterium
Dr. Philip R. Hardwidge
340 Coles Hall, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, 1600 Denison Avenue, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: enteric pathogens; type III secretion; type III effector; host-pathogen interactions; NF-kappaB; innate immunity; adhesion; DNA-protein interactions
Prof. Dr. Linda D. Hazlett
Dean's Office and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
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Interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa; pathogenesis; keratitis; immunity; treatment
Prof. Eric Holub
School of Life Sciences, Warwick Crop Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
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Interests: Plant innate immunity (R-gene mediated resistance and pathogen avirulence); crop pathology and breeding (legumes and brassicas); sustainable food systems
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hube
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institue Jena (HKI), Beutenbergstrasse 11a, 07745 Jena, Germany
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Interests: molecular biology and infection biology of human pathogenic fungi (Candida albicans, C. glabrata); infection models; host/pathogen interactions; functional genomics; virulence attributes
Prof. Dr. Bettina Kempkes
Helmholtz Zentrum München (GmbH), German Research Center for Environmental Health, Haematologikum, Research Unit Gene Vectors, Marchioninistraße 25, 81377 München, Germany
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Interests: notch signalling; Kaposi's Sarcoma associated virus; Epstein Barr Virus; epigenetics of herpesviral infection; latent infection; protein-protein interactions in virus/host interactions
Dr. Nemat O. Keyhani
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, P.O. Box 110700, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0700, USA
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Interests: microbe-insect host-pathogen interactions; fungal development and pathogenesis (insect and plant pathogens)
Dr. Frank Lafont
Center of Infection and Immunity of Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille-CNRS UMR8204-INSERM U1019- 1 rue du Prof Calmette, F-59021 Lille, France
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Interests: biophysics: biophotonics, near-filed microscopy; cell biology: membrane traffic, membrane signalling, autophagy; microbiology: host-pathogen interaction
Assoc. Prof. Dirk Lange
The Stone Centre at VGH, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Interests: Bacterial biofilms; antimicrobial coatings; urinary tract infection; device associated infections; antifouling coatings and materials
Prof. Dr. Xin Li
Michael Smith Laboratories/Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Interests: plant immune responses; NLR mediated plant immunity
Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands, University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
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Interests: tropical diseases; free-living amoebae; dentification of amoebas; the use of interfering RNA and chemotherapy for the treatment of pathogens
Dr. Syra Madad
System-wide Special Pathogens Program, New York City Health + Hospitals, 125 Worth Street, Suite 412, New York, NY 10013, USA
Interests: highly infectious disease preparedness and response; emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; global health
Dr. Rachel McLoughlin
School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: T-cells in Staphylococcus aureus infection, S.aureus vaccine development, S.aureus evasion of phagocytes
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Staphylococcus Aureus Infection
Dr. Vivi Miriagou
Laboratory of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Vas. Sofias 127, 11521, Athens, Greece
Interests: beta-lactamases; genetics of bla genes; molecular epidemiology of resistance genes and their genetic carriers; expression, mobilization and clustering of resistance determinants; integrons and transposable elements; multi-resistant plasmids in Gram-negative bacteria
Dr. Mhairi A. Morris
School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
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Interests: viral oncology; viral oncoproteins; tissue invasion and metastasis; tumour microenvironment; tumour viruses, chronic inflammation and cancer; herpesviruses and autoimmune disease; cell signalling
Prof. James Morris
Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
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Interests: Infectious Disease, Parasitology, Pathogens, Glucose Metabolism, Hexokinase, Protozoan Parasites, Trypanosoma, Plasmodium, Naegleria
Dr. Vamsi Nalam
Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, USA
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Interests: Plant-Biotic interactions, Plant defense signaling, Hemipteran Pests, Host Plant Resistance, Phloem Transport, Electrical Penetration Graph, Association Mapping
Dr. Tracy L. Nicholson
National Animal Disease Center- ARS- USDA, P.O. Box 70, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010, USA
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Interests: host-pathogen interactions; respiratory infections; coinfections; gene regulation; Staphylococcus; MRSA; Bordetella; Haemophilus; Streptococcus
Dr. Angela H. Nobbs
Oral Microbiology, University of Bristol, School of Oral & Dental Sciences, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY, UK
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Interests: Mechanisms of bacterial (Streptococcus) colonisation and pathogenesis; polymicrobial interactions; biofilm formation
Dr. Laurence G. Rahme
Harvard Medical School, 340 Thier Research Building, 50 Blossom Street, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; multi-host pathogenesis; host-pathogen interactions; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Acinetobacter; Quorum sensing; small excreted molecules; virulence factors; anti-infectives, anti-virulence drugs; Antibiotic tolerance; models of infections; Drosophila; intestinal infections; burn injury; wound infections; muscle response to infection; bacterial transcriptional regulation
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biosurfactants
Special Issue in Pathogens: Pathogen Infection Models
Dr. Katrina Ramonell
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35473, USA
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Interests: plant-Fungal Interactions; plant Innate Immunity; plant signal transduction;interaction between plant defense and abiotic stress responses
Assoc. Prof. Stephanie L. Richards
Department of Health Education and Promotion, Environmental Health Science Program, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
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Interests: vector biology; mosquito-virus interactions; vector competence; mosquito control; insecticide resistance
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Special Issue in Insects: Mosquito – Arbovirus Interactions in Honor of Professor Walter J. Tabachnick
Dr. Helene Sanfacon
Summerland Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, V0H 1Z0, Canada
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Interests: Molecular dissection of plant-virus interactions; Functional analysis of viral proteins; Plant antiviral responses and virus counter-defense; Design of novel strategies for improved virus management; Plant virus biodiversity; Plant virus evolution and emergence of virulence; Virus taxonomy
Dr. Mariela Segura
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
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Interests: study the cellular and molecular basis of innate and adaptive immunity to capsular polysaccharides of pathogenic bacteria and the role of dendritic cells (DCs) in orchestrating these responses; special interest on Streptococcus suis research and vaccine development
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Streptococcus suis
Assoc. Prof. Vaibhav Tiwari
Department of Microbiology & Immunology Science, Midwestern University
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Cytomegalovirus Infection
Special Issue in Pathogens: Herpesvirus Entry
Prof. Dr. Moriya Tsuji
HIV and Malaria Vaccine Program, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Affiliate of The Rockefeller University, 455 First Ave, Room 747, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Interests: malaria; protozoa; HIV; vaccine; cell-mediated immunity; adjuvant
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Animal Model to Study Viral Immunity
Dr. Anthony Underwood
Bioinformatics Group | Applied Laboratory and Bio- Informatics Unit, Microbiology Services, Colindale, Public Health England 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK
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Interests: pathogen genomics; phylogenomics; virulence; microbiology; public health
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Bacterial Pathogenomics: From Technology to Application
Dr. Nick R. Waterfield
Division of Biomedical Sciences, Warwick Medical School, Medical School Building, The University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
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Interests: invertebrate pathogens; toxin secretion and delivery systems; toxins; natural products; innate immunity
Prof. Bart C. Weimer
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
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Interests: systems biology, microbial physiology during infection, genomics, metagenomics, host/microbiome interactions
Prof. Xiangming Xu
Pest and Pathogen Ecology, NIAB East Malling Research (EMR), East Malling ME19 6BJ, UK
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Interests: Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management, Microbial Ecology, Population Modelling/Biology
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Soilborne Plant Pathogens
Dr. Guolong Zhang
Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
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Interests: innate immunity; host defense peptides; antibiotic alternatives
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Alternatives to Antibiotics: Current Strategies and Future Prospects
Prof. Dr. Guangming Zhong
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
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Interests: microbial manipulation of host signaling pathways; host responses to microbial infection and vaccine development; chlamydia, pathogenesis of tubal factor infertility; outer membrane vesicle budding
Dr. Wen-Quan Zou
Associate Professor of Departments of Pathology and Neurology, Associate Director of National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Adelbert Road, Room 403, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Interests: prions; prion diseases; neurodegenerative disorders; protein misfolding disorders; protein aggregations; neuroscience; alzheimer’s disease; and glycosylation
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Prions
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