Editorial Board ::: Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine

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Volume 15, 2 Issues, 2017

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Adrián LLerena, MD, Ph.D
Extremadura University
Hospital and Medical School
Badajoz, Extremadura

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Adrián LLerena, MD, Ph.D (Biography
Adrián LLerena

Dr. Adrián LLerena M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Clinical Research Center in the University Hospital in Badajoz Spain. between 1989-1993 he did his post doc at Karolinska Institute Sweden focusing on Clinical Pharmacogenetics. He has published more than 170 peer reviewed papers and book chapters (h index 38 Google Schoolar). He served in different Scietific societies as IberoAmerican Society of Pharmacogenomics. He has been principal investigator in more than 30 national and european research projects. Currently he is Vicepresident of the Spanish Society of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics and Vicepresident of the Spanish Society for Clinical Pharmacology.


Extremadura University
Hospital and Medical School
Badajoz, Extremadura


Majid Moridani
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Deputy Editor:

Sanjeeva Srivastava, Ph.D (Biography
Sanjeeva Srivastava

Dr. Sanjeeva Srivastava obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and post-doc from the Harvard Medical School. He is currently Associate Professor and Group Leader of Proteomics Laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. The research focus of his group centers on using high-throughput proteomics for biomarker discovery in brain tumors and infectious diseases.

Dr. Srivastava is an active member of HUPO and US-HUPO and serves on executive committee of Proteomics Society India. He had organized highly successful 6th Annual Meeting of Proteomics Society of India in 2014 and Targeted Proteomics Workshop and International Symposium in 2015.

One of his special contributions for the community has been development of proteomics e-learning educational resources (Virtual Proteomics Laboratory, Proteomics Video Lectures), which is internationally appreciated.


Proteomics Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Associate Editors:

M. Masellis
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

B. Nair (Biography
B. Nair

Dr. Bipin Nair is currently Professor and Dean of the Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita University, India. He received his Ph.D in Microbiology from M.S. University, Baroda, India. After post-doctoral training in Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Dr. Nair worked for over 12 years in the US Biotechnology industry as a Research Manager with MDS Pharma Services. His areas of expertise include growth factors, GTP binding proteins, cell signaling, cancer biology as well as biomedical devices and diagnostics. Dr. Nair has about 90 publications in peer-reviewed international journals. He also has several awards and honors including a couple of US patents.


Amrita School of Biotechnology

Section Editor(s):

D. Gurwitz (Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel)

Editorial Board Members:

S.O. Akintola
University of Ibadan

M. Ağırbaşlı
Medeniyet University
Medical School Istanbul

C. Dandara
University of Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa

R.A . Downey
Science Technology and Society Faculty of Engineering
Bilkent University Ankara

G.M. Hadjigeorgiou
University Hospital of Larissa

C. Hızel
Anadolu University

E. Lin
China Medical University

D. Milius
University of Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa

K. Shimoda (Biography
K. Shimoda

Dr. Shimoda graduated from Shiga University of Medical Science in 1983. Dr. Shimoda started his research career from chronobiological research and defended his PhD thesis in graduate school of Shiga University of Medical Science in 1987. Dr. Shimoda studied abroad in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA for two years (1998-1990) and Karolinska Intitutet, Sweden for one year (1995-1996). Dr. Shimoda has authored more than 70 original manuscripts and his main research area has been clinical psychopharmacogenetics. Currently, Dr. Shimoda is chairman and professor of Department of Psychiatry, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan.


Dokkyo University

S-J. Tsai (Biography
S-J. Tsai

Dr. Tsai is Chair of the department of psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. He has nearly 30 years of experience in psychiatric practice and research in pharmacogenetics, psychopharmacology and neuroimage. Notably, Dr. Tsai has authored more than 400 peer-review scientific articles and four book chapters. H-index: 51, based on Google Scholar; Citations: 9,725 (September 2016). Dr. Tsai is also a professor at National Yang-Ming University in Taipei where he teaches "Psychopharmacology".


Veterans General Hospital-Taipei

M. Zawati (Biography
M. Zawati

Ma’n H. Zawati (LL.B., LL.M.) is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University. He is also an Associate Member of the University’s Biomedical Ethics Unit since 2013. His research focuses on the legal and ethical aspects of biobanking as well as the legal duties and liability of health care professionals in both the clinical and research settings. He has published numerous articles on issues such as access to genomic databases, the return of research results/incidental findings, the legal liability of physicians and the closure of biobanks. Mr. Zawati has also presented on these topics in Canada and internationally.


McGill University
Montreal, QC

Ş Aynacıoğlu
Gaziantep University

G. Bartlett-Esquilant (Biography
G. Bartlett-Esquilant

Dr. Gillian Bartlett is a Professor as well as the Research and Graduate Program Director and the Associate Chair for the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. She received her PhD in epidemiology from McGill in 2001 and her MSc in 1996. In 2014, she was awarded the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision for McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine Honour List for Educational Excellence. Dr. Bartlett specializes in primary care research and knowledge translation. Her current concentration is on knowledge translation and stakeholder engagement around personalized medicine, health promotion and pharmacogenomics in family medicine and primary care.


McGill University
Montreal, QC

F.J. Diaz
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Y.W. Francis Lam
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX

A. Hirvonen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Y. Joly
McGill University
Montreal, QC

J.E. Lunshof
VU University
The Netherlands

S. Park
Dongduk Women’s University

T. Someya
Niigata University

W. Wang
Capital Medical University, Beijing China and Edith Cowan University

N.K. Zgheib (Biography
N.K. Zgheib

Dr. Zgheib is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUBFM). She is a Family Physician, graduate of the AUB. She then trained in pharmacogenetics (PGx), drug metabolism, and inter-individual variability at the Center for Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Zgheib’s current area of interest is the pharmacogenomics and pharmacoepigenomics of non- communicable diseases with a special interest in breast cancer and cardiovascular diseases. She is also interested in the social, moral, economic, and cultural factors that may influence the implementation of PGx in Low and Middle Income Countries.


American University of Beirut

R.K. Aziz (Biography
R.K. Aziz

Dr. Ramy Karam Aziz is currently Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. He earned his PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA in 2005. His current research interests are molecular epidemiology, systems biology of microbial pathogens, microbial and bacteriophage genomics/metagenomics, immunogenetics of infectious diseases, the human microbiome, and pharmacomicrobiomics (drug-microbiome interactions). His scientific publications include a book, 7 book sections, 55 articles in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to multiple scientific and non-scientific blogs oriented to transformative education and science communication.


Cairo University

A. Borda-Rodriguez
Open University
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

D.V. Dimitrov (Biography
D.V. Dimitrov

Dimiter Dimitrov has more than 15 years of research experience in the field of life science. He has a solid background in physiology and endocrinology applied to energy and hormonal modulation associated with obesity, adipose tissue metabolism and diabetes. He is clinically and GCP Phase I-IV experienced Medical Doctor; Board certified for Internal Medicine and for Endocrinology (Diabetes).

Dr Dimitrov acts as Expert for the European Society of Translational Medicine (EUSTM), see:


and World Obesity Society SCOPE Fellow, see:



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B. Giusti
University of Florence

F. Huzair
Open University, Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

V.W.Y. Lee (Biography
V.W.Y. Lee

Dr. Vivian Lee is currently Associate Professor of the School of Pharmacy and the Assistant Dean (Student Development) of the Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her specialty is in clinical pharmacy in particular to cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Lee is a certified Specialist by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (US) in Pharmacotherapy and added qualification in cardiology pharmacotherapy. Dr. Lee's research interest is in clinical pharmacy outcomes research in particular to chronic disease management utilizing the skills of clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacogenomics and innovative technology to improve patient care.


School of Pharmacy
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

V.G. Manolopoulos (Biography
V.G. Manolopoulos

Dr Vangelis G. Manolopoulos is professor of Pharmacology at the Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace in Alexandroupolis, Greece and also serves at the Clinical Pharmacology Unit of the Academic Hospital of Evros. Ηe holds a PhD from the Medical School of Patras University, Greece (1991) and did postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin, USA (1992-1996) and at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (1996-1998). He has authored more than 100 scientific publications, with more than 2500 citations, and H Index 27.

He is president-elect of the European Society for Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Therapy (ESPT) and vice president of the Greek Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.


Democritus University of Thrace Medical School

K. Payne (Biography
K. Payne

Professor Payne is an academic health economist. She has over 20-years of experience, more than 100 publications and has been a lead or co-applicant on more than 40 successful research grants. She obtained a PhD in the application of health economics from The University of Manchester (2000) and a MSc in Health Economics (University of York; 1994) and Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (University of Bath; 1986). In November 2015, she was awarded the status of Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society. She holds honorary positions with: University of Nottingham; PHG Foundation, Cambridge; Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


University of Manchester
United Kingdom

B. Tomlinson (Biography
B. Tomlinson

Brian Tomlinson is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and the Phase I Clinical Trial Centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was formerly Chair Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He trained in internal medicine and Clinical Pharmacology and obtained his higher medical degree at the University of London. He has trained over 30 postgraduate students and is an author of over 350 publications. He is currently the President of the Asian-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases.


Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR

B. Yerer-Aycan (Biography
B. Yerer-Aycan

Dr. Yerer- Aycan is the Head of Dept of Pharmacology in Erciyes University, Faculty of Pharmacy. She is a pharmacist graduated from Hacettepe University, Turkiye and gained her doctorate degree in Erciyes University in 2006. She has several national and international grants and she has been the member of several scientific societies. Previously, Dr. Yerer- Aycan served as the Associate Dean of The Faculty of Pharmacy for 8 years. Notably, She has authored more than 25 manuscripts and she is also in the editorial board of Journal of Cellular Biotechnology and Journal of Natural Products for Cancer Prevention and Therapy.


Pharmacology Department
Erciyes University

H-H. Zhou
Central South University

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