S. Afzal MAHSA University Selangor Malaysia Biography
Biography of S. Afzal
Dr Sheryar Afzal received his PhD in Pharmacology in 2006 from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He is currently an Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer at MAHSA University. His research areas are pharmacology and neural control of hypertension, diabetes and renal functions, herbal- pharmacological and toxicological evaluation of indigenous medicinal plants, pharmacokinetic analysis of natural and synthetic drugs. He has more than 20 journal publications and has acquired a research grant too. He is a Life Time Member of Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council as well as Reviewer and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology and Food Science and Biotechnology.
S.S.K. Durairajan Central University of Tamilnadu Tamil Nadu India Biography
Biography of S.S.K. Durairajan
Dr. D. Siva Sundara Kumar is currently working as the Associate Professor Mycobiology & Neurodegenerative Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his PhD from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. His research areas include Discovery and development of anti-infective, anti-Alzheimer’s and anti-neurodegenerative agents, Fungal biotechnology with an emphasis on bioassay guided fractionation of immunomodulatory secondary metabolites, Role of autophagy in mycological and neurodegenerative diseases, Understanding the role of Kinesin I Heavy Chain (KIF5B), a molecular motor, in Tau phosphorylation and aggregation and Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies. He has published several papers in national and international journals and has 3 patents.
A.H. Khan Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang Malaysia Biography
Biography of A.H. Khan
Amer Hayat Khan is currently a Senior Lecturer at Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800- Penang, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. degree in the field of Clinical Pharmacy in 2011 at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. His research interests are Infectious diseases / Antibiotic Stewardship; Nephrology; Epidemiology; Clinical Pharmacy & Public Health. He has published his work in both International & National Journals.
Y. Zhang Foshan University in China Guangdong China Biography
Biography of Y. Zhang
Dr. Yubo ZHANG is an Associate Professor at Foshan University in China. He has a long-standing interest in predicting protein-protein interaction mechanisms, structure-based drug design and studies on conformational changes in proteins. Currently, he is developing Structure-Based Drug Design combined by experimental and theoretical approaches. The research areas include: 1) Understanding membrane trafficking mechanism by using crystallographic tools. 2) Designing a long-acting drugs by structural modification.
Yuntao Wu National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases School of Systems Biology George Mason University Manassas, VA USA Biography
Biography of Yuntao Wu
Dr. Yuntao Wu is a professor at the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, USA. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and his postdoctoral training at NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Dr. Wu studies HIV infection of blood CD4 T cells and macrophages (Science, 2001, 293:1503-6), mainly focusing on the role of chemokine- and HIV-1-mediated G-protein signaling and actin dynamics in HIV infection and pathogenesis (Cell, 2008, 134,782; Science Advances, 2019, 5:1,aat7911). Currently, his lab also studies the mechanisms of PSGL-1 restriction of HIV infection (Nature Microbiology, 2019, 4:813-25).