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Current Neuropharmacology

Volume 18, 12 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 1875-6190 (Online)
ISSN: 1570-159X (Print)
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Meet the Executive Guest Editor(s)

A. Alfaro-Rodriguez
Ins tuto Nacional de Rehabilitacin
Mexico City
The research carried out by Dr. Alfonso Alfaro-Rodríguez has focused in the study of the chemistry of the brain. His studies are centered in the search for neuronal damage mechanisms caused by neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, brain injuries, and currently nociception. He has also dabbled in the study of several antiepileptic and antidepressant drugs over the central nervous system. The role of monoamines like serotonin and acetylcholine along with several catecholamines at neuronal and molecular level in the development of neurodegenerative diseases has been a central topic of his research. The research over the mechanisms of brain damage by means of different neurotoxic pathways unchained by neurodegenerative diseases has led him to successfully explore the role of neuroprotective drugs in a myriad of animal models. With his research he has allowed the assessment of neuronal damage and the disabilities caused by these diseases. At present he has centered in the development of novel research protocols over the mechanisms of pain and the elaboration of diagnostic strategies for the timely diagnostic of it; by means of the employment of new drugs that could improve quality of life of patients suffering of chronic pain.

C.R. Carlini
Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
Porto Alegre
Celia Regina Carlini holds a degree in Biological Sciences - Medical Modality from the Federal University of São Paulo (1978), a master's degree (1981) and a doctorate (1985), both in Molecular Biology - Protein Chemistry from the Federal University of São Paulo (1985), Brazil. From 1993 to 1995 she pereformed postdoctoral studies at the Center for Insect Science at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, USA. She was associate professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1983-1997) and full professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1997-2012). She is currently Associate Professor at the School of Medicine and principal investigator at the Brain Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in the city of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. She is a Full Member (C. Biologicas) of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (elected in 2009).

J. Feng
Jilin University
Jiachun Feng received his Ph.D. degree from Bethune University of Medical Sciences, China in 1994. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada from 2004 till 2005. He is Director of the Department of Neurology, the First Bethune Hospital, Jilin University. Dr. Feng is an Associate Editor of “Journal of Apoplexy and Nervous Diseases” and “Medical information - Neurology channel” whereas he is in the Editorial Board of the “Chinese Journal of Cerebrovascular Diseases” and “Chinese Journal of Stroke.” Besides, he has published several articles in well-reputed journals.

A.S. Hanna
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Dr. Amgad Hanna obtained his M.B.B. Ch (Medical Bachelor & Bachelor of Chirurgie) in 1990 from Cairo University, Egypt, and then his D.I.S (Inter-university Diploma of specialization) in Neurosurgery in 1999 from University of Rennes I, France. He is currently Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, in the Department of Neurosurgical Surgery, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Dr. Hanna specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the spine and [peripheral nerves. Additionally, he has experience in complex spine surgery, treatment of intradural tumors, and minimally invasive spine surgery and kyphoplasty. Dr. Hanna has published over 35 articles in various journals of international repute.

S.M. Nabavi
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences
Seyed Mohammad Nabavi is a biotechnologist and senior scientist of Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science and a member of Iran's National Elites Foundation. His research focuses on the molecular pharmacology of natural products. He is author/co-author of 250 publications in international journals, 51 communications at national and international congress, and six chapters in book series. Seyed Mohammad Nabavi has been selected as a group of scientists recognized as Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics, 2018.

M.L. Navarro
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City
María de la Luz Navarro Angulo is currently a Full Professor at the Facultad de Medicina. Depto. de Fisiología, UNAM, Mexico. He received his Ph. D. in Physiological Sciences from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. UACPyP- Center for Neurobiology. México. His research interests include molecular aspects of sleep and memory, diurnal variations in neuroprotection, and participation of the cannabinergic system in the development of the metabolic syndrome. He has published 44 original research articles, 1 review articles, 3 disseminations and 11 book chapters in several national/ international journals.

A. Ornoy
Ariel University
Dr. Asher Ornoy Graduated at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He is Training in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Neurology and Child Development in Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem. Teratology training in Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio and at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA. He is the Author of about 400 peer reviewed publications, about 300 abstracts and 6 scientific books. His Research focuses on child development and on animal models of congenital malformations and neurodevelopmental disorders. He also acted as Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Embryology, Teratology and Medical Neurobiology at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem. Currently He is a Professor and the head of Morphological Sciences and Teratology, Adelson School of Medicine, Ariel University, Israel.

H.W.H. Tsang
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Prof. Tsang is a Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was also appointed Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Rehabilitation in 2018. Prof. Tsang’s research focuses on neuropsychiatric rehabilitation for people with severe mental illness (SMI) and integrative medicine over the past two decades. He has altogether secured more than 70 million research grants and more than academic 200 publications. Prof. Tsang currently works as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychiatry and Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, and he was the Associate Editor of American Journal of Occupational Therapy for seven years. He also served as guest editors and reviews of many high-quality journals, such as Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, BMC Medicine and Current Neuropharmacology.

Y-F. Wang
Harbin Medical University
Dr. Yu Feng Wang received MD. & Ph.D. (Neurobiology) from Fukui Medical University (now University of Fukui Faculty of Medicine), Fukui, Japan in 1993-1997. Currently, he is a Professor of Physiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China. Dr. Wang has been the Editor of Translational Biomedicine, Mathews Journal of Neurology, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience and a Guest Associate Editor in Frontiers in Neuroscience and Frontiers in Endocrinology. Also, he has published more than 30 articles in well-reputed journals.

X-P. Wang
Shanghai Jiao-tong University Medical School
Dr. Wang XP is a Professor and Director of Neurology St. Luke Hospital at Shanghai JiaoTong University Medical School. He serves as the consultant expert at Shanghai International Medical Center. His clinical practice and research interests focus on movement disorders, neuro-degeneration, Wilson disease, sleep medicine, neuro-psychiatry, cognition, and Traditional Chinese medicine. He participates in invited review by the National Natural Foundation of China, journal Lancet/Lancet Neurology, Curr Neuropharmal, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, CMJ, Chin J Neurol. He has been appointed as MDS-AOS Leadership: Officer and Executive Member Since Sept. 2019. His research has been funded by the National Natural Foundation of China three times plus the International Cooperation program, and Shanghai JiaoTong University Medical School Brain Innovation Plan 2015.

H. Wu
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Haiyan Wu is an Associate Professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, China. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. She has published more than 30 articles in well-reputed journals. She is also a reviewer of many journals like Neuroimage; Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; Neuroimaging: clinical; Psychophysiology; Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience; and IEEE’s Transactions on Affective Computing.

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