Editorial Board ::: Current Genomics

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Volume 17, 6 Issues, 2016

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Christian Néri
Institute of Biology Paris-Seine
CNRS UMR 8256 and UPMC
Paris, 75005

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Christian Néri
Institute of Biology Paris-Seine
CNRS UMR 8256 and UPMC
Paris, 75005


Robert E. Hughes
Buck Institute for Age Research
Novato, CA

Section Editor(s):

(Human Population Genetics)
John Carulli
BiogenIdec Cambridge

(Aging and Longevity)
Ehud Cohen
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

(Evolution and Development)
Tony Durston
Institute of Biology University of Leiden
The Netherlands

(Systems Biology)
Celine Lefebvre
Institut Gustave Roussy

(Cancer Research)
Daniele Santini
Università Campus Bio-Medico

(Pharmacology and Genomics)
Olivier Civelli
University of California
Irvine, CA

(Plant Genomics)
Etienne Delannoy
Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay
Evry Cedex

(Cell Biology)
Alain Joliot
Collége de France

(Mouse Genetics)
Guangbin Luo
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

(Deep Molecular Profiling)
Mark Schena
Arrayit Corporation
Sunnyvale, CA

Editorial Board Members:

Miguel Alcalde (Biography
Miguel Alcalde

Dr. Alcalde studied Biology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (1988-1993) and in 1994, he obtained an M.Sc in Plant Physiology. In 1999, he completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Institute of Catalysis (ICP-CSIC, Madrid).

From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Alcalde took up a postdoctoral position at CALTECH. After his return to ICP-Madrid, he was appointed as Staff Scientist of the CSIC and promoted to CSIC Researcher in 2014. Dr.

Alcalde has participated in several consecutive European Projects and research contracts with industries. Dr. Alcalde is co-author of several patents and over 70-SCI papers.


Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry

Matteo Barberis
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Paolo Bosco
Research Institute on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging
Troina (EN)

Josee Dostie
McGill University
Montréal Quebec, QC

Lei FuMin (Biography
Lei FuMin

Professor Dr. Fumin Lei is at the Institute of Zoology (IOZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. After M.Sc. Zoology at Shaanxi Normal University, Fumin Lei received his Ph.D. in ornithology at IOZ, CAS. He was a Post-doc at the University of Michigan, USA, and a visiting professor in the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Washington, USA. Since 2000, Dr. Fumin Lei is Professor at IOZ, CAS. His research interests include taxonomy and evolution; molecular phylogeny and phylogeography; geographical distribution, endemism and biodiversity conservation; adaptive evolution by comparative genomics; and molecular epidemiology of wildlife diseases (e.g. avian influenza).


University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Joerg Hoheisel (Biography
Joerg Hoheisel

Jörg Hoheisel heads the Division of Functional Genome Analysis at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. His research objectives are the assessment and description of the realisation and regulation of cellular functions, with a particular focus on the analysis of protein variations and interactions by means of affinity proteomics. Another line of work is Synthetic Biology for the establishment of artificial molecular systems. Prior to joining DKFZ, Jörg worked for five years at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, UK. Previously, he had studied molecular biology and completed his PhD at the University of Constance, Germany.


Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

Ivan Yurievich Iourov (Biography
Ivan Yurievich Iourov

Ivan Y. Iourov heads the laboratory of molecular brain genetics at Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia. His research is focused on biological basis of neuropsychiatric diseases, molecular genetics and bioinformatics. He is author/co-author of 4 books and 220 articles/book chapters. Prof Iourov is a founder of Molecular Cytogenetics, editor-in-chief of Journal of Neurology and Epidemiology, and editor of Current Genomics and Current Bioinformatics (regional editor). The results of his research were distinguished by a number of awards, among which SciVal/Scopus Award Russia 2012 (Elsevier prize), VM Bekhterev’s Prize for the highest scientific achievements in neurology and psychiatry, the Grant of the President of the Russian Federation and Blue Bird Award (Russian National Award for the achievements in helping people with rare diseases, improvement of the legislation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with rare diseases, and scientific research in the field of rare diseases and orphan drugs).


Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS)

Elmar Kirches
Otto-von-Guericke University

Julie R. Korenberg
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Joao P. de Magalhaes (Biography
Joao P. de Magalhaes

Dr de Magalhaes graduated in Microbiology in 1999 from the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia in his hometown of Porto, Portugal, and then obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Namur in Belgium. Following a postdoc with genomics pioneer Prof George Church at Harvard Medical School, in 2008 Dr de Magalhaes was recruited to the University of Liverpool. He is now a senior lecturer and leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group (http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~aging/). The group’s research focuses on understanding the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of ageing.


University of Liverpool

Antonio Musarò (Biography
Antonio Musarò

Prof. Musarò obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biotechnological Sciences from Sapienza University of Rome and completed a 4-year post-doctoral term at Harvard University (USA). From 2003 to 2014 Prof. Musarò was Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Biomedical & Sports Science at the Edith Cowan University; Western Australia. Currently Prof. Musarò is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Biotechnology at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He has published more than 100 scientific publications.


Sapienza University of Rome

John D. Noti
Guthrie Foundation for Medical Research
Sayre, PA

Jun Qin
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Haruhiko Sago
National Okura Hospital

Paula Soares (Biography
Paula Soares

Paula Soares, BSc, MSc, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Biopathology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Porto and coordinates the Group of Cancer Biology at the Institute of Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (Ipatimup) – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Sáude (i3S), Portugal. She received her degrees in Biology, Master in Oncobiology, and PhD in Human Biology at the University of Porto. Her main interests include oncobiology of thyroid and neuroendocrine tumours mainly addressing thyroid cancer genetic alterations and signal transduction molecules involved in the MAPK and mTOR pathways.


The Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology

Erich Wanker
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch

Zhongming Zhao
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Gjumrakch Aliev (Biography
Gjumrakch Aliev

Dr. Gjumrakch Aliev, MD, PhD, President “GALLY” International Biomedical Research Institute Inc., San Antonio, Texas, USA. He also hold appointment with the University of Atlanta, as a Professor and as a Leading Scientist , Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds. Russian Academy of Sciences.

He received his MD in 1982, from the Baku Medical University (former USSR) with cum laude. Then he accomplished his PhD in Cardiovascular Diseases from the prestigious Russian Academy of the Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia in 1988 with cum laude. He authored and coauthored more than 500 publications in the fields of neurodegenerative diseases research (Alzheimer disease), as well as cardio- and cerebrovascular disease, cancer, and electron microscopy.


University of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Marie Luise Bisgaard
University of Copenhagen

Sebastiano Cavallaro
Istituto di Scienze Neurologiche

Edward R. Dougherty
Texas A&M University College Station
Texas, TX

Dan Geschwind
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Martin Holcik
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research
Ottawa, ON

Ying Jiang
Safety Evaluation Center

Bruce C. Kone (Biography
Bruce C. Kone

Dr. Kone is a tenured professor and graduate faculty member at the University of Texas-Houston. He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University, his M.D. degree from University of Florida, and clinical training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He joined the University of Texas-Houston in 1995 and served as the chairman of internal medicine, then became Dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, before returning to University of Texas-Houston. He has held multiple leadership, editorial board, and peer review. He investigates transcriptional control of epithelial transport, and has been NIH funded for 30 years.


The University of Texas Medical School
Houston, TX

Jianxun Li
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

David Meyre
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Stanley F. Nelson
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Maurizio Onisto (Biography
Maurizio Onisto

Dr. Maurizio Onisto received his B.Sc and Ph.D. in Molecular and cellular biology and pathology from the University of Padova (Italy) followed by postdoctoral training as Visiting Fellow at National Cancer Institute (NIH) of Bethesda, MD, (USA). Since 1997, he coordinates a research group devoted to the study of extracellular matrix pathobiology. Currently Dr. Onisto is Associate Professor at School of Medicine of Padova University. His research is published in over 60 original papers and has been presented at leading international conferences. Nowadays he is Editorial Board Member of Current Genomics.


University of Padova

Ioannis Ragoussis
King's College

Stephen W. Scherer
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON

David Thomas
National Research Council
Montreal, QC

Dianqing (Dan) Wu
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Alessandro Antonelli
University of Pisa

Giovanni Blandino
Regina Elena Cancer Institute

Fabio Coppede (Biography
Fabio Coppede

Prof. Coppedè holds a degree in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Genetics, both from the University of Pisa. He worked as visiting or postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Berkeley, King’s College London, and the Karolinska Institutet.

Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Medical Genetics at the Department of Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa. His research is focused on genetic and epigenetic factors in Down syndrome, cancer and neurodegeneration. Author of almost 80 peer reviewed articles, Prof. Coppedè serves in the editorial board of several scientific journals, including Current Genomics.


University of Pisa

Micheal Forte
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR

Cesare Gridelli
“S. G. Moscati” Hospital

Shao Hong-Bo
Qingdao University of Sciences & Technology

Monika Justice
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Shahriar Koochekpour
State University of New York
New York, NY

Jinyan Li
University of Technology

Jianbing Mu (Biography
Jianbing Mu

Jianbing Mu M.D., Ph.D., is staff scientist at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA. Dr. Jianbing Mu received his PhD from Saitama Medical University in Japan. His research interest has been on the functional genomics of P. falciparum and its human host, including genetic mapping, genome-wide association (GWA) studies and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.


National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD

Deborah A. Nickerson
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Girdhar K. Pandey (Biography
Girdhar K. Pandey

Prof. Pandey received Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India and pursed his post-doctoral research work at the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California at Berkeley. Currently, he is working as Professor in the Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Delhi University South Campus. His group’s research interest is to understand the detail mechanistic interplay of signal transduction networks in plants under mineral nutrient deficiency and abiotic stresses. He has published more than 60 scientific publications, edited 7 books/volumes and also has 2 US patents.


University of Delhi South Campus
New Delhi

Edward A. Ratovitski (Biography
Edward A. Ratovitski

Dr. Edward Ratovitski obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Molecular Biology and Cancer Biology (1979) from the N.N. Petrov Cancer Research Institute (Leningrad, Soviet Union). Currently Dr. Ratovitski is an Adjunct Professor in the Head and Neck Cancer Research Division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD, USA) and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University (DC, USA). He has published more than 136 scientific publications, and is a named inventor of five issued US patents.

Dr. Ratovitski is an Editorial Board Member of the Current Genomics (CG) journal published by Bentham Science Publishers.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Horst H. Simon
University of Heidelberg

Shinichi Uchida
Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Momiao Xiong
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX

Executive Guest Editor(s):

Jolanta Dorszewska
Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Chun-Ting Zhang
Tianjin University


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