Susan Wray, Ph.D., was educated at University College London and obtained her PhD there. She went to Liverpool as a lecturer in 1990 and obtained a personal chair there 6 years later and was made Head of Department in 2003. She is a Fellow and past Council member of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ad eundem. She is a former Governor of the Council of Liverpool Women’s Hospital. She has twice served on the Physiology Society Committee (Council). She is a past Editor of the Journal of Physiology and served as its Press Secretary, as well as being a member of the editorial board of Experimental Physiology. She was awarded the Joan Mott lectureship in 2006. She serves on the NC3Rs grants committee and was previously on the Action Medical Research grants committee and the Norwegian Research Council and is an assessor for the MRC Technology Strategy Board. She is research advisor on Physiology to Suranaree University, Thailand and Jazan, Saudi Arabia and has served as external examiner in national and international programmes in physiology and medicine. She has spoken at and organised national and international meetings and is active in women in science networks. Her research is supported by various grant agencies and charities. She has a sustained record of publishing in the best journals, including Physiological Reports.
Thomas Kleyman, M.D., is the Sheldon Adler Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Professor of Cell Biology, and of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the Director of the Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research. Dr. Kleyman recently served as the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, and is currently the deputy editor-in-chief of Physiological Reports. He has served on numerous editorial boards and study sections. Dr. Kleyman is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. His work is currently supported by grants from the NIH, and he is the principal investigator of NIH T32 and T35 training grants and a George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Center. Dr. Kleyman’s current research interests are epithelial ion channels, with an emphasis on studies of the structure, biosynthetic processing, and regulation of epithelial Na+ channels.