Andrew Biewener received his BS degree in Zoology from Duke University, NC, USA in 1974 and his PhD in Biology from Harvard University, MA, USA in 1982. He then moved to the University of Chicago, where he started as an Assistant Professor. He eventually held the post of Professor and Chair of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, before returning to Harvard University in 1998 as the Director of the Concord Field Station and the Charles P. Lyman Professor of Biology. He also served as Chair of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from 2001 to 2010 and was President of the American Society of Biomechanics in 2001-2002. Biewener's laboratory currently focuses on the biomechanics and neuromechanical control of terrestrial and aerial locomotion of vertebrate animals, with relevance to biorobotics. He began as an Editor with JEB in 2001 and has been Deputy Editor-in-Chief since 2005.
Areas of expertise: biomechanics and animal locomotion (both terrestrial and in the air); scaling; neuromotor control and function; skeletal biomechanics; bone remodelling; adaptation to exercise.
Michael Dickinson received his PhD in Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA in 1989. He worked briefly at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics before starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Organismal Biology at the University of Chicago in 1991. He moved to the University of California, Berkeley in 1996 and was appointed the Williams Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology in 2000. Dickinson moved to the California Institute of Technology in 2002, where he served as the Abe and Esther Zarem Professor of Bioengineering. In 2011, he moved to the University of Washington, where he spent 3 years as the Ben Hall Professor of Basic Life Sciences, before returning to CalTech in 2014 as the Abe and Esther Zarem Professor in the Division of Biology and Bioengineering. Dickinson's research focuses on the neurobiological and biomechanical basis of animal behaviour, with a specific emphasis on insect flight. He has been a JEB editor since 2008.
Julian Dow graduated with an MA and PhD in Zoology from the University of Cambridge, UK and took a Harkness Fellowship to Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, before returning as a Research Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK. Since 1984, he has been at the University of Glasgow, UK, where he was appointed Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in 1999. His research interest focuses on functional genomics of osmoregulation and homeostasis, particularly in Drosophila, and he is especially interested in combining reverse genetics with classical physiology to investigate insights from the post-genomic datasets derived from transcriptomics or metabolomics. He was awarded the ScD degree by the University of Cambridge in 2007 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2010. He has been an editor of JEB since 2007 and sits on the Council of the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology.
Craig Franklin runs the Eco-lab at The University of Queensland. He obtained his PhD from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand in 1990. After carrying out postdoctoral research at The University of St Andrews, UK (1992 -1995), he took up a lectureship in zoology at The University of Queensland, where he currently resides. He was an Australian Research Council Professorial Research Fellow (2006-2010) and is currently a Professor in Zoology and Deputy Head of School in Biological Sciences. He is also the Executive Director, Research Ethics for The University of Queensland. Franklin's research focuses on the flexibility and plasticity of physiological systems and how ectothermic vertebrates can survive and function in response to changing environmental conditions. He is a strong proponent of conservation physiology, using physiological approaches to assess the impact of anthropogenic-driven environmental change and disturbance on wildlife. Franklin serves as Chair of the Animal Section for the Society of Experimental Biology (UK) and is the Director of Research for the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, Australia. He joined JEB as an Editor in 2011.
Areas of expertise: vertebrate ecophysiology; responses/plasticity of organisms to environmental change, including temperature, salinity, pH and PO2; acclimation/acclimatisation/adaptation; thermal biology; conservation physiology; integrative physiology; animal performance/fitness.
Hans Hoppeler received his MD in 1974 from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He trained for 3 years as an Intern at the Hospital of Burgdorf, Switzerland. After postdoctoral training at the University of Birmingham, UK, with Dr Olga Hudlicka, he joined the Department of Anatomy of the University of Bern, where he received tenure in 1988 and is now Professor Emeritus. Initially trained as a stereologically oriented electron microscopist, Hoppeler developed an interest in comparative research of the structure-function relationships in the respiratory system of mammals. His current research interest is skeletal muscle tissue, integrating structural, functional and molecular aspects of muscle plasticity. Hoppeler joined JEB as an Editor in 1995 and has been Editor-in-Chief since 2004.
Almut Kelber studied Biology at the Universities of Mainz and Tübingen, Germany and at the University of Sussex, UK. After her PhD and a first post-doctoral project in Tübingen, she moved to the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, as a Feodor Lynen Fellow. Since 1998, she has been working at Lund University, Sweden, where she was promoted to professor in Sensory Biology in 2007. Since 2012, she has also held the position of Vice-Dean for Research at the Science Faculty. Kelber’s main research interest is to see the world through the eyes of animals. Over the years, the hummingbird hawkmoth has been one of her favourite study species. The limits of colour vision in dim light has been a special interest, but she has also studied colour vision in butterflies, horses, damselflies and birds. Other questions that have fascinated her are how animals find the optimal compromise between spatial resolution, sensitivity and colour vision and how they combine information from different senses to make decisions. Kelber became a JEB editor in 2014.
Areas of expertise: general principles and evolution of colour vision, the trade-offs animals make between colour resolution, spatial vision and sensitivity; sensory biology; sensory integration; bird vision, visual ecology; visual navigation.
Ken Lukowiak received his PhD in 1972 from SUNY Albany, NY, USA. He then went on to do a post-doctoral fellowship in the School of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, USA in the laboratory of Bert Peretz. He accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University in Montreal, PQ, Canada in 1975 but was then seduced away to Calgary by the Rocky Mountains and the new Medical School at the University of Calgary in 1978. He has been a member of the Neuroscience Research Group, which later morphed into the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, ever since. Lukowiak's current research interests focus on how environmentally relevant stressors alter long-term memory formation - primarily in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. In addition to his current position as Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Lukowiak is a visiting Professor at Tribhuvan University and Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he helped set up the first medical school in Nepal, and also a visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences in Mwanza, Tanzania. He has been an Editor of JEB since 2004 and is also on the Editorial Board of the open-access journals Molecular Brain and Communicative and Integrative Biology.
Areas of expertise: causal neuronal mechanisms of adaptive behaviour; neuronal mechanisms of associative learning, physiology and biophysics; effects of stress on behaviour; neuroscience and respiratory research; learning; memory.
Sheila Patek received her AB in Biology from Harvard University in 1994 and her PhD in Biology from Duke University in 2001. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science at the University of California Berkeley. She has held faculty positions at the University of California Berkeley, University of Massachusetts Amherst and, currently, at Duke University. Patek was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University in 2009 and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation in 2015. She currently serves as Chair of the Biomechanics Division at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology as well as Associate Editor at the journal Evolution. Patek’s lab focuses on the interface between biomechanics and evolution using extremely fast systems, such as found in mantis shrimp and trap-jaw ants, and through marine bioacoustic mechanisms, primarily in crustaceans. She became a JEB Editor in 2017.
Areas of expertise: bioacoustics, specifically arthropod acoustic communication; mechanics of animal movement in mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda) and ants; evolution of power amplification; biomechanics; comparative phylogenetic methods.
Steve Perry received his PhD in 1981 in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, Canada in the field of fish physiology. Following postdoctoral training in the Department of Biology at McMaster University, Canada, Perry joined the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa in 1983. Having served as Chair of the Biology Department (2005-2008), he currently holds the position of Dean of Science while maintaining a University Research Chair since 2003. Perry, a long-standing member of the Editorial Board of Physiological Biochemistry and Zoology, was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada in 2008. His research focuses on the interactions among gas transfer, acid-base balance and ionic regulation in fish. His basic approach is to integrate techniques from molecular biology, cell physiology and classical whole-animal physiology to appreciate the intricate mechanisms that allow fish to inhabit diverse and labile environments. He has been a JEB Editor since 2003.
Areas of expertise: heart function; fish physiology; respiratory physiology; cardiovascular physiology; acid-base balance; stress responses; ionic regulation; calcium balance; osmotic regulation; kidney function; molecular biology of fish gill/kidney ion transporters; control of breathing; hypoxia.
Raul Suarez obtained his Bachelors degree from the Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines and his Masters degree from the University of the Philippines. After PhD work at the University of British Columbia, Canada, his subsequent posts included a postdoctoral position at Stanford University, CA, USA, followed by a research associateship at the University of British Columbia. He is now a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Over the years, his research has included the control of metabolism in fish, the bioenergetics of flight in bees, hummingbirds and nectar bats, the relationships between biochemical capacities and physiological requirements in muscles, the allometric scaling of metabolism, the ecological and evolutionary implications of fuel use and energy expenditure in flying animals. He has been a JEB editor since 2005.
Areas of expertise: ecological physiology; metabolic physiology; biochemical adaptation; hypoxia; energetics of animal locomotion; metabolic regulation; bioenergetics.