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Deputy Editor in Chief

The deputy editor in chief provides support to the editor in chief and associate editor on editorial decision-making, and is responsible for editorial-decisions when the editor in chief or associate editor is unavailable or has declared a conflict of interest.

Jike Cui, PhD

Dr. Jike Cui is the Principal Computational Statistician at WuXi NextCODE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He has over fifteen years of experience in the field of bioinformatics and statistics, especially molecular evolution and high-throughput data analyses.

His current research focuses on developing and implementing computationally intensive machine learning and statistical classification algorithms and resampling methods, applying to whole exome and whole genome datasets. Previously Jike worked at Millennium The Takeda Oncology Company and Genzyme Sanofi Corporation, exploring the biology of cancer and rare disease and drug treatment effect using array, NGS, proteomics, clinical and assay data.

At Millennium, Jike played critical role in a team of three members which developed a statistical method to predict cancer cell drug response and ranked among the tops in world-wide DREAM challenge. At Genzyme, Jike led the data analysis of a high-profile, multi-year and multi-panel project involving nearly 2,000 patients.

Jike obtained his Ph.D in bioinformatics from Boston University under the supervision of Drs John Samuleson and Temple Smith, the coauthor of Smith-Waterman algorithm, and finished postdoc training as a research associate at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Dennis Wall. Jike authored and co-authored 20 peer reviewed publications, mostly in the field of molecular evolution, including three in PNAS.

Jike was an invited speaker at the International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology in 2007 and 2008.  In 2009 he was a member of the organizing committee for workshop. In addition, Jike was heavily involved in the development of the open-source transMART platform, designed the functions in the powerful R-interface and helped to develop the Program Explorer, a very useful feature not seen in similar platforms.

Associate Editors

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Ximiao He, PhD

Dr Ximiao He is a Professor at School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College (TJMC), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan in China. Prior to joining TJMC, Dr He was a Research Fellow at National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). He earned his PhD in Genomics and Bioinformatics at Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2009, and also has a B.S. in Medical Informatics at TJMC, HUST. He completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr Charles Vinson at NCI, NIH.

Dr He’s research interests lie in genomics and bioinformatics, especially in investigation on the regulation of gene expression from a large amount of genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic data using bioinformatic approach; and identification of the role of gene regulation in developmental disorders and diseases. He is interested to study how alternative splicing and alternative promoter usage regulate gene expression through development, and also how DNA methylation and histone modification shapes chromatin dynamics differently under normal and disease conditions, as well as the effects of DNA methylation on evolution of Transcription Factors Binding Sites (TFBSs) and new genes. His long-term goal is to identify the correlation of the genomic and epigenomic information with development and disease (especially cancer) and to translate the findings into prognosis, diagnosis and clinical treatment. At present, Dr He has published 22 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals, including Nature, PNAS, PLoS Biology, Genome Research, Genes & Development, NAR, Genome Biology and Evolution. His works have been heavily cited over 1,700 times by scientists worldwide. 

Liuyang Wang, PhD

Dr Liuyang Wang is a Senior Research Associate at Duke University School of Medicine. He has a PhD in Ecology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a BS in biology science from Henan University, China. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. He has more than 10 years of experiences in evolutionary biology and bioinformatics field.

His current research focuses on using statistic and computational methods to understand the genetic basis of human disease susceptibility and coevolution of host-pathogen interactions, and to develop computational tools to address challenges arising in the analysis of “big data.” His extensive studies also involve molecular and genome evolution, biogeography, meta-GWAS analysis and inflection disease. Dr. Wang has published more than 20 peer reviewed publications, most in evolutionary and computational biology, such as molecular ecology, genome biology and molecular biology evolution.

Supplement Guest Editors & Editorial Board Members

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Evolutionary Genomics:

Yuval Itan, PhD
Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA.

Pascale Gerbault, PhD
Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London, UK.

Gur Pines, PhD
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA.

RNA: An Expanding View of Function and Evolution:

Xinwei Han, PhD
Postdoctoral research scientist, Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Yuan Chen, PhD
VP of Research and Development, Aperiomics, Sterling, VA, USA.

Liuyang Wang, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.

Wenwen Fang, PhD
Damon-Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Ning Zhang, PhD
ORISE Fellow of Evolutionary Biology, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Qiyun Zhu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow of Genomic Medicine, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD, USA.

Editorial Board

The editorial board is the journal's primary source of peer reviewers and members occasionally provide assistance to the editor in chief.  The editor in chief welcomes applications from suitable candidates to join the editorial board.  Further information on the editorial board is available here.

Patrick Aloy, PhD
ICREA Research Professor, Structural Bioinformatics & Network Biology, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona Science Park, Barcelona, Spain

Olivier Bastien, PhD
Institut de la Recherche Technologique et des Sciences du Vivant, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Grenoble, France

Peter Beerli, PhD
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Erich Bornberg-Bauer, PhD
University of Münster, Münster, Germany

David Bryant, PhD
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Charles Cannon, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, USA

Keith A. Crandall, PhD
Director, Computational Biology Institute, George Washington University, Ashburn, Virginia, USA

Jimmy Thomas Efird, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Joe Felsenstein, PhD
Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Darren R. Flower, BSc, ARCS, PhD, CChem, FRSC
Reader, Aston Pharmacy School, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, England

Daniel Garrigan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester, New York, USA

Olivier Gascuel, PhD
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France

Tapash Ghosh, PhD
Professor, Bioinformatics Centre, Bose Institute, India

Russell Gray, PhD
Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand

Wanjun Gu, PhD
Associate Professor, Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution, Southeast University, Nanjing, China

John Hancock, PhD
The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich, U.K

Jaap Heringa, PhD
VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Guy Hoelzer, PhD
University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada, USA

John R. Jungck, PhD
Director of Dupont Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories, Professor of Biological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Delaware, Newark, USA

Hirohisa Kishino, PhD
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Bette Korber, PhD
Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Santa Fe Institute, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Sudhir Kumar, PhD
Director and Professor, Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Francois-Joseph Lapointe, PhD
Professor, Sciences Biologiques Department, Université de Montréal, Montréal (Québec), Canada

Gerald H. Learn, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Peter Lockhart, PhD

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Mark Pagel, PhD
Professor, Evolutionary Biology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK.  Founding Editor in Chief, Evolutionary Bioinformatics

David Posada, PhD
University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Mark Ragan, PhD

Professor and Co-Head, Division of Genomics of Development and Disease, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

Bruce Rannala, PhD
University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA

Allen Rodrigo, PhD, DSc, FRSNZ
Director, The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Professor of Biology, Duke University, Durham North Carolina, USA

Arindam Roy Choudhury, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, USA

Meena Kishore Sakharkar, PhD
Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan

R. S. P. Rao, PhD
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, USA

Amr Tag El-Din Mahmoud Saeb, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Head, Genetics and Biotechnology Department, Strategic Center for Diabetes Research, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Steven Salzberg, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Hamish Spencer, PhD

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Joel L. Sussman, PhD
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Simon Tavaré, PhD

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

Alan Templeton, PhD

Washington University at St Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Institute of Evolution, and Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology

Jeffrey Thorne, PhD

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Carsten Wiuf, PhD
Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ziheng Yang, PhD

University College London, United Kingdom

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