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Monica Daley

Monica Daley received her BS degree in Biology at University of Utah, USA in 1999, and her PhD from Harvard University, MA, USA in 2006.  She held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan from 2006-2008, and a faculty position in the Structure and Motion Lab at the Royal Veterinary College, UK from 2008-2019. Daley is currently faculty in the Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of California, Irvine. Daley served as an Associate Editor for Royal Society Open Science from 2014-2020 and serves on the Editorial Board of Physiological & Biochemical Zoology. She is on the Scientific Board of the Comparative Neuromuscular Biomechanics group of the International Society for Biomechanics, the conference on Adaptive Motion in Animals and Machines and Dynamic Walking. Daley’s lab focuses on the integration of biomechanics, neuromuscular physiology and sensorimotor control in terrestrial locomotion. Her lab often studies ground birds to reveal mechanisms for agile and stable bipedal movement, with applications in bio-inspired robotics. Daley joined the Editorial Advisory Board of JEB in 2017 and became an Editor in 2021.

Areas of expertise: Neuromuscular physiology, terrestrial biomechanics and integrative physiology of locomotion, including musculoskeletal biomechanics, muscle structure and function and sensorimotor control of movement; principles of scaling in locomotion; bio-inspired robotics.

Julian Dow

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 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 has served on the Councils of the Society for Experimental Biology, the Physiological Society and currently the European Society for Comparative Endocrinology. He has chaired the UK BBSRC’s ENWW strategy panel, and is vice Chair of the UK REF 2021 Life Sciences panel. In 2020, he became founding CSO of Solasta Bio, a company specialising in greener insecticides.

Areas of expertise: functional genomics and systems biology; Drosophila genetics; insect physiology; ion transport; cell signalling; osmoregulation.

Stuart Egginton

Stuart Egginton graduated with a BSc in Zoology from Bangor University (Wales), a PhD in physiology from the University of St Andrews (UK), then was awarded an NERC Fellowship for postdoctoral work at the University of Maine (USA), where his interests in respiration and functional capacity of muscle were applied to thermal acclimation in fishes. On returning to the UK in 1985, he held various positions in Zoology and Physiology at the University of Birmingham, where he was awarded a DSc in 2008; exploring mechanisms of cold adaptation involved Antarctic fishes and overwintering mammals, alongside plasticity of the microcirculation in health and disease. Egginton moved to a chair in Exercise Science at the University of Leeds in 2013, where he uses functional genomics and computational models to explore limits to peripheral oxygen transport and leads an ‘exercise as medicine’ initiative. His awards include Fellowships of the Royal Society of Biology and The Physiological Society; he is Past President of the British Microcirculation Society; and has served on the editorial boards of Microcirculation, Experimental Physiology and Translational Sports Medicine. Egginton became a JEB Editor in 2020.

Areas of expertise: cardiovascular physiology, muscle physiology, microcirculation, oxygen transport, cold acclimation, exercise adaptation, quantitative microscopy.

Craig Franklin

Craig Franklin graduated with a PhD from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. After carrying out postdoctoral research at Massey University, New Zealand (1989-1991), The University of Queensland, Australia (1991-1992) and The University of St Andrews, UK (1992 -1995), he took up a position  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 President of Academic Board. 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 ectothermic vertebrates. Franklin is currently Past President for the Society for Experimental Biology (UK), after serving 7 years as Chair of the Animal Section, 2 years as Vice President and 2 years as President. He joined JEB as an Editor in 2011 and became Editor-in-Chief in 2020.

Areas of expertise: vertebrate ecophysiology; conservation physiology; integrative physiology; animal biotelemetry; responses/plasticity of ectotherms to environmental change, including temperature, salinity, pH, UV radiation and PO2; acclimation/acclimatisation/adaptation; thermal biology.

Katie Gilmour

Katie Gilmour graduated with a PhD in Zoology from the University of Cambridge, UK and pursued postdoctoral research at the University of Ottawa, Canada on an E.B. Eastburn Fellowship from the Hamilton Foundation. After a second postdoctoral stint, at McMaster University, and time as a contract faculty member at the University of Glasgow, UK, she moved to Carleton University, Canada and held an NSERC University Faculty Award. Since 2004, she has been at the University of Ottawa, where she is a Professor in the Department of Biology. Gilmour’s research explores two main themes. She studies stress physiology in fish with a specific interest in social stress and the integration of behaviour and physiology. The second theme focuses on interactions among gas transfer, acid-base balance and ionic regulation, also in fish, particularly with respect to structure-function relationships at the gill. Gilmour is a member of the Editorial Board of Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology A and of Physiological & Biochemical Zoology, and was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the latter from 2009 to 2014. Gilmour joined JEB as an Editor in 2018.

Areas of expertise: fish physiology; stress physiology; respiratory physiology; acid-base balance; ionic regulation; ion transport; regulation of metabolism; cardiovascular physiology; interactions between physiology and behaviour.

Almut Kelber

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. From 2012 to 2017, she also held the position of Vice-Dean for Research at the Science Faculty. In January 2020, she took the position as Director of Research Grants for the Human Frontiers Science Program in Strasbourg, France. 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

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

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 served 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 and Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2020.

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.

Sanjay Sane

Sanjay Sane received his Bachelor's degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from St Stephen's College, University of Delhi, India in 1991, and a Master's degree in Physics from the University of Poona, Pune, India in 1993. After a brief stint as a Junior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore (India), he moved to the USA and, in 2001, he received his PhD from University of California, Berkeley from Michael Dickinson's lab. Following post-doctoral work with Tom Daniel at University of Washington (2002-2007), Sane returned to Bangalore in 2007 as a faculty member at the NCBS, a centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. His laboratory focuses on a wide range of questions from the physics to the physiology of sensorimotor processes underlying insect wing movements during flight. More recently, his laboratory has also been investigating insect architecture and collective behaviour in termites, and, on rare occasions, plant biomechanics. Sane became a JEB Editor in 2020. He is also a Review editor at Frontiers in Neural Circuits and is on the Editorial Boards of Biology Letters, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Bionic Engineering and Journal of the Indian Institute of Science.

Areas of expertise: insect flight; organismal biomechanics and bio-fluid mechanics; neuroethology; collective behaviour in insects and other animals; plant biomechanics; sensory neurobiology, specifically mechanosensation, vision and olfaction.

Patricia (Trish) Schulte

Patricia (Trish) Schulte received her PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, CA, USA in 1996. After a short postdoctoral stint at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, she became an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1997. Since 2001, she has been at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where she is currently a full Professor in the Department of Zoology. She was the President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists from 2007-2008 and is a recipient of the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society Physiology section. Schulte's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that organisms use to respond to environmental stressors across various timescales, from acute physiological responses, through changes in the epigenome, to adaptive variation among populations. She mostly uses various fish species as experimental systems and is particularly fascinated with understanding the biochemical and molecular basis of intraspecific variation in physiological traits, both among and within populations. Schulte is a member of the Editorial Boards of Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology and Physiological & Biochemical Zoology (PBZ). She was Co-Editor-in-Chief of PBZ from 2009 to 2014 and became a JEB Editor in 2019.

Areas of expertise: ecological and evolutionary physiology; metabolic physiology; biochemical adaptation; thermal biology; hypoxia; salinity; bioenergetics; physiological genomics; plasticity.

Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright graduated with a PhD in Zoology in 1987 from the University of British Columbia, Canada. After two postdoctoral positions in Ottawa, Canada and Bethesda, MD, USA, she took a faculty position at the University of Guelph, Canada in 1991. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology. Wright served as President of the American Fisheries Society (Physiology Section) from 2008 to 2010 and is currently on the Editorial Boards of American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology), Journal of Comparative Physiology B and Journal of Experimental Zoology A. Her research focuses on how aquatic vertebrates maintain homeostasis in the face of diverse and extreme environments, with an emphasis on the phenotypic flexibility in respiratory, metabolic and osmoregulatory traits in amphibious fishes moving between aquatic and terrestrial environments. She became a JEB Editor in 2018 and Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2020.

Areas of expertise: fish physiology; respiratory physiology; nitrogen metabolism and excretion; iono-regulation; osmoregulation; acid-base balance; kidney function; hypoxia; epithelial transport; ecological and evolutionary physiology.

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